1000 Knitting Patterns and

We love holding classes at Loop – from guiding beginners through their first tentative stitches to revealing new skills to improve even the most experienced knitters techniques. We are also proud to have many talented designers visit from all over the world and very soon we are playing host to Kirsten Kapur. Teaching two classes, one on her classic pattern ‘Andrea’s Shawl’ and another on understanding Japanese stitch patterns, we were able to catch her for a quick chat to find out more.

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Misti Alpaca sock in Cerise and Birds in Paradise

We’ve carried Peace Love Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock yarns for a while. They have great colour striping combinations. One of my favourite pairs of socks is knit in this yarn. It’s just a simple slip stitch pattern but it looks so effective in any heavily variegated yarn. (It was originally written for one of Madelinetosh’s more stripy yarns. The pattern is called Slippery Sock). The Alpaca makes them my warmest pair of socks. They are also incredibly hard wearing,  although they are strictly hand-wash only. New to Loop though, is the semi-solid variation of this yarn, Misti Alpaca Tonas …

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