This new pattern book by Gudrun Johnston, “The Shetland Trader” is a favourite at Loop. It has so many patterns that we want to knit. Most of us have our eye on more than one. I adore the lace cardi on the front, and would love to see it done in Madelinetosh Prairie, if it can make gauge. I must swatch! (BTW, if you haven’t seen the amazing new colours of Madelinetosh yarns that we got in stock at the beginning of June, you must check them out!) Another pattern by the Shetland Trader (not in the book) is the …

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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 …

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Meghan wears the Old Rose Wrap buttoned in the back.

I have finally completed the pattern for the Old Rose Wrap. I’m sorry it has taken me so long! Yes, there were technical difficulties. I was hoping to be able to accompany the pattern with symbol craft charts, however I don’t have the programme to write them on my computer and it was proving very complicated to do it by hand. Enjoy the pattern and please let me know if you find any errors or need clarification. ~Juju at Loop

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