Today we’re very excited to bring you both the chance to win a ticket to the upcoming Knitting & Stitching Show in London (details below) and a new free pattern using our beloved Misti Alpaca Chunky! It’s not hard to fall in love with Misti Chunky. Often times when customers first come to Loop, ready to squish some yarn, they get to the Misti and go, “Ooohhhhhh.” Yep, it’s usually considered the softest yarn in the shop  so it’s very hard to give it a squish and then walk away from it empty-handed!   Misti comes in some pretty glorious colours too …

Misti Chunky Cowl – Free Pattern Read more »

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Misti Alpaca sock in Cerise and Birds in Paradise

We’ve carried Peace Love Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock yarns for a while. They have great colour striping combinations. One of my favourite pairs of socks is knit in this yarn. It’s just a simple slip stitch pattern but it looks so effective in any heavily variegated yarn. (It was originally written for one of Madelinetosh’s more stripy yarns. The pattern is called Slippery Sock). The Alpaca makes them my warmest pair of socks. They are also incredibly hard wearing,  although they are strictly hand-wash only. New to Loop though, is the semi-solid variation of this yarn, Misti Alpaca Tonas …

Misti Sock ~ Semi-Solids Read more »

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Susan is going nuts for the new Misti Alpaca “Best of Nature“, chunky yarn!  It’s the same base yarn as our popular Misti Alpaca bulky range, but dyed with natural dyes and mordants in soft hand-paint colours. The 100% Baby (super soft) Alpaca yarn is the most organically produced natural fibre in the world. It would make the most sumptuous baby blanket or sweater! Try a simple chevron stitch in a few colours, like this one by Debbie Stoller.

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