We’ve got socks-on-the-brain at Loop, this week. No, not a new illness, we’re planning our summer knitting: small, portable projects that can build our winter gift giving stash… or end up on our own feet, come autumn. I like to use my “fancy” sock yarns to knit the bodies of my socks and then slip in contrasting, afterthought heels in hardwearing Lang Jawoll Superwash sock. Not only is this great for self-striping and hand-dyed yarns, as the afterthought yarn won’t break up the colour pattern, but it extends your “fancy” sock yarn so you can get more out of it. …

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If you’re a regular Ravelry user, by now you’ve probably seen on of the many lovely patterns by design duo Tin Can Knits. We’ve had their book, 9 Months of Knitting, in the shop for a while, and we recently started stocking their single patterns and newer book, Pacific Knits. Emily, one half of the Tin Can team, has been kind enough to design Sweetness, which right now is available exclusively on the Loop blog – lucky us! It uses under 150 m each of two shades of Malabrigo Twist, one of our softest, squishiest yarns. (Shown here in Terron …

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Madelinetosh sock in William Morris and Trodden

  Madelinetosh sock in William Morris and Trodden Sympathy for Norway Firstly we’d like to extend our Sympathy and good thoughts to everyone in Norway following the terrible events last Friday.  We have customers, friends, relatives and staff from Norway and we are thinking of all of you. Knit Nation Knit Nation was wild! Thanks to everyone that came and queued so patiently on the Friday night…we heard people waited for up to 40 minutes to pay. Our best sellers included Wollmeise (of course, you guys just can’t get enough), all our  Madeline Tosh yarns (fantastic new colours!), Viola (our …

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