We had some cooler weather this week in London and felt the first tingles of autumn creeping in. Or was it just wishful thinking? The warmer yarns are starting to arrive at the shop and it got us thinking about some of the great patterns, some new, some not so new, we’d love to knit this autumn. Of course we couldn’t do a roundup like this without first mentioning the king of “sweater weather”, Brooklyn Tweed. Above is the Stranger Cardigan, made in Shelter. Doesn’t it look cosy? It’s lovely in grey – so versatile – but we can’t get …

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We have recently added  another great British yarn to our shop collection. Beautiful, super-soft and light Orkney Angora РSt Magnus. This is a delicious DK blend of 50% lambswool and 50% grade 1 Angora. Stunning! It has the lovely soft halo of Angora but is easier to work with, and has less shedding in this blend.

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This week we have a special treat for you! If you’re a regular Ravelry user, you will probably have seen that one of our favourite designers, Stephen West, has been hosting a ‘knit-along’ and releasing stunning patterns as part of his Westy’s Besties KAL recently. This week, the pattern being released is the shawl he originally designed for Loop – the Westloop Shawl! Stephen has very kindly agreed to offer the pattern for free to Loop customers who purchase the yarn for the pattern in either Brooklyn Tweed LOFT or or the Isager yarns required for the pattern. Hooray!

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