Susan is going nuts for the new Misti Alpaca “Best of Nature“, chunky yarn!  It’s the same base yarn as our popular Misti Alpaca bulky range, but dyed with natural dyes and mordants in soft hand-paint colours. The 100% Baby (super soft) Alpaca yarn is the most organically produced natural fibre in the world. It would make the most sumptuous baby blanket or sweater! Try a simple chevron stitch in a few colours, like this one by Debbie Stoller.

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If you popped into Loop during our first three weeks of opening, you might have seen my Babette blanket in progress. I’ve been crocheting squares in spare moments, for the last six weeks. Well, it’s finally finished… Ta Da! That’s it, snuggled up in my favourite shop chair with  crochet Bambi. It was so much fun to make! Almost every square was a different combination and sequence of colours, so it never got boring. Kathy Merrick designed the Babette blanket for Interweave Crochet, in Koigu kpm, but any yarns of  similar weight can be combined to good effect. The Loop …

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