We are coming to you live from the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London! We’ve set up our stand, and are two days in to this amazing show. It’s been lovely to see Loop customers – both our regulars (you know who you are!) and those of you who have travelled from afar (including California!) for the show. We’re also so excited to be introducing the newest addition to the Loop family, Shalimar Yarns Breathless!

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Yesterday was quite the dreary autumn day here in London, but happily the postman dropped off an unassuming box, which, when opened, revealed an amazing riot of colour that immediately brightened the shop. Freia yarns from Knitwhits are completely unique in that they have hand-painted colour transitions, creating a beautiful ombre effect. The possibilities are endless with this yarn – stripe it, fairisle it, make a Pop Spots or Spectra with it, or let the yarn do the talking and give it some good old stocking stitch. We think it’s pretty hard to go wrong with these amazing colourways.

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This week we welcomed a new yarn to the shelves at Loop and now the walls of the shop are veritably bursting with gorgeous colour! (Well, they were already, but now even more so!) Madelinetosh Merino Light has arrived and we’re a little obsessed with the 60 colours we have in stock. Rather than go on about how lovely it is, and how it’s perfect for shawls, cardigans, mitts, etc, oh – and how the colour just seems to glow on this base, we thought we’d let the yarn do the talking. So here it is, just a glimpse at some of …

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