Happy New Year from all of us at Loop and welcome back! We are starting the new year off with a stunning collaboration between two of our favourite yarns, Madelinetosh Merino Light and Shibui Knits Silk Cloud. At Loop, we’ve been mad for MadelineTosh for many years now. We have over 145 colours in the Merino Light base alone! The Shibui Silk Cloud is one of the most beautiful and luminous silk/mohair blends we’ve come across so having these two come together to create a new palette of 6 beautiful, rich shades of vibrant colour is a dream!
This week we thought we’d focus on two very beautiful shawls that we’ve been admiring at Loop! Cinnabar by Andrea Mowry and Beautiful Day by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne are very different in design but we’re head over heels for them both right now! We have lots of yarn and colour suggestions for Cinnabar, and some great yarn substitution ideas for Beautiful Day too!
This week we introduce a brand new series to our blog. ‘On Our Needles’ will be all about the Loop staff, what they’re working on and how they use the wonderful selection of yarns at Loop. The staff at Loop are all incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about knitting and crochet, and are all very talented makers, so we want to showcase that here on the blog. We’re always talking excitedly in the shop about what we’re knitting and what we want to knit or crochet next, being inspired all the time here, so we thought it would be fun to …