Strands of Joy is the latest book from Laine Publishing which means you know it will be full of gorgeous photographs and insightful information and patterns. Anna Johanna is the designer from Muurame, Central Finland. Known for her often romantic knits with a lot of love for details, textures and colours, Anna has brought us 20 versatile stranded colourwork patterns that are not only beautiful but a joy to knit.

We have long been captivated by Laine Magazine and the newest issue doesn’t disappoint. What an incredible publication! The high quality of the patterns, articles and photography are always so beautiful.Laine is all about natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship and the beautiful and simple things in our lives and that’s exactly what we love about it. There is always something to aspire to and be inspired by. We thought we’d take an in-depth look at a few of the patterns in this issue. It’s always great to be able to purchase the yarn that the pattern has been designed …

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What an exciting week! We’re so happy to welcome Brooklyn Tweed‘s brand new yarn to Loop! Dapple is a beautiful, squishy blend of 60% Colorado Merino and 40% Texas organic cotton, in a DK weight.