Squirrel Away a Winter Stash — Yarns from Madelinetosh, Life in the Long Grass, and CaMaRose
There’s nothing we love more than a good excuse to add stock to our stash. In the heart of knitting season, with chilly winter nights on the horizon, and cool new arrivals from some of our favourite yarn makers, there’s no time like the present.
Last week marked the arrival of Short Court from Madelinetosh. Pictured above, this warm neutral with sublime flecks of bright green and bold red is just the ticket for autumnal knits. We dare you to find an outfit this won’t match! The folks over at Madelinetosh are using this new hue, which is available in all bases, for hats, socks, and of course the ever-popular Sophie Scarf by PetiteKnit.
As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve received some gorgeous additions to our Life in the Long Grass collection. Barn, Celt, Chrysalis, Kiln, Plum, and Smoulder form a lovely and diverse line-up of tones for autumn knits that won’t go out of style when the season changes. These beauties are all available in the Merino Sport base and a selection of the colours are available in the Aran and Fine Sock bases as well.
There’s also great news from CaMaRose Yarns! We all know how important the environment is, and we’ve always admired how Trine of CaMaRose strives to use only the most eco-safe practices in making her yarns. So we’re thrilled to share that the CaMaRose Økologisk range, including Hverdagsuld, which we carry here at Loop, has been OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certified!
This means every single element of the yarn has been tested and certified free of any harmful chemicals, meaning it’s safe for the planet AND for the people who wear it and craft with it. We totally love CaMaRose and we’re especially captivated by some gorgeous new patterns we’re seeing in these amazing yarns. The new Branch Beret and Branch Jumper by Odd Row are intricate yet understated, and really make the most of the Midnatssol base. And the new Safter Licht designed for Moorit magazine using Snefnug Natur is the ultimate autumnal scarf. You can find out more about what the OKEO-TEX STANDARD 100 certification means on the OKEO-TEX website.
There are so many CaMaRose patterns we love, like the romantic Smock Sweater, Dreamy Cardigan Mini (for little ones), and the short sleeved, smocked Susan’s Cardigan, which we are so honored to say is named after Loop owner Susan. Or if you’re in the mood to stitch up something quick and seasonal, the Pumpkin Harvest collection of crochet patterns are fun and fast. We love the whole CaMaRose collection!
You may have seen on Instagram that we’ve been working on a very exciting collaboration with Lindsay Degen. There will be much more info on this soon, but for now we wanted to make sure you had a chance to sign up for Lindsay’s fabulous Two of Daisies Workshop at Loop on Saturday 28 October. There are only a few places left so make sure to hurry! The workshop will cover the fair isle and intarsia techniques used in many of Lindsay’s designs, including the one we’ll be launching with her very soon! Even if you don’t get a spot, make sure to stop by the shop on Friday 27 or Saturday 28 October to meet Lindsay, talk colours, and get the first look at the all new Two of Daisies Lil Scarflette and Six of Daisies Cardigan patterns.
Looking for inspiration for your next project? We’ve got mags and books galore! The newest issue of Laine magazine is on our shelves and it’s full of relaxed knits suitable for indoors our outdoors, according to the theme of “Weekend Getaway”. With 11 patterns you’re sure to find something you can’t wait to put on your needles. And early next month there will be a new issue of Amirisu, with 12 patterns inspired by music. Pre-order your copy now! If you’re after a different kind of stitch, we’ve also restocked Judit Gummlich’s “Embroidery on Knits“, plus we have tons of books on crochet, punch needle, felting, and much more. Check out the whole collection!
When your latest knit has you stumped, we’re here to help. We’ve all had our knitting uh-ohs and the lovely Loopettes are the perfect people to come to the rescue! We’ve added three Knitting SOS sessions for this autumn and winter: 29 October, 19 November, and 10 December. Drop by the shop between 10:30 and 12:00 for some hands-on tips for making your knits go more smoothly. No need to book, but do drop us a line in advance if you need instructions for something particularly tough, like Baltic braids or brioche.