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!

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Print is not dead! ~The Guardian reported this week, that sales of ebooks have dropped by 17%, while sales of ‘real’ books are up 8%! Hurray! We love Ravelry and digital patterns, but it’s such a joy to slowly turn the pages of a craft publication and savour the beautiful things we can make. Holding a beautifully printed book in your hand with the texture and smell of good paper, and the way images look, printed in ink on surface, rather than looking at a screen – there’s nothing like it! There aren’t many places you can visit to peruse craft books, but we still …

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