Here at Loop, we are long time fans of the lovely people at Blue Sky Fibres (formerly Blue Sky Alpacas). In fact, they were among the first yarns that we stocked when we first opened up shop, almost 11 years ago, making us their first ever stockist in Europe. So it goes without saying that we are more than a little excited to continue supporting them as they launch the new chapter of their story.

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Once you have mastered knit and purl a whole world of different combinations are literally at your fingertips. That must be part of the magic of stitch dictionaries, revealing and explaining how knitted fabric can be shaped. Conventionally, instructions are charted for working back and forth in rows – but what about converting this for the yoke of your top down jumper? Or inserting these instructions to change a pattern knit in the round? Here to solve all your stitch pattern problems is the new, and appropriately named, Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary. Be sure to read to the end of …

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