All the contributors to our book have a significant connection to Loop and our next two interviewees are extra special as they were both once staff at the shop! Part of a legendary team of Loopettes, we chat to Claire Montgomerie and Rachel Atkinson, to find out more about their patterns that use the luxuriously soft Jade Sapphire Cashmere. As there are two designs, we have two new custom colours, ‘Oh Sweetie Pie’ a blush pink, and ‘Cloud Cuckoo’ a light moon blue.

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As promised a few posts ago, we have a treat for you lovely readers in the form of a free pattern by our talented technical editor and knitting friend Rachel Atkinson. Inspired by the emerging shoots of Spring these cabled hand warmers are ideal for those in-between weather days any time of the year. Spring Bloom Mitts take just one skein of The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted to make the perfect one skein project!The cabled pattern emerges seamlessly from the ribbing into a pretty bobble detail. As Rachel explained, “I can resist everything but bobbled knitwear, and if I thought I could …

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Gift giving and enjoying chunky knitwear – two things that both give you a warm glowing feeling in two different ways! We know there is nothing better than the magic of gifting a beautiful hand knit, but we also know that the countdown to Christmas is somewhat snowballing! So to solve your quandaries over last minute gifts we have a new free pattern – the fabulous chunky crochet cowl Eternally by Rachel Atkinson. Plus, as we’re feeling extra generous and imbued with Christmas spirt we are having a flash sale this weekend with 15% off twelve of our Chunky yarns (please check the …

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