Wintermute by Mairlynd for Loop


Wintermute by Mairlynd Copyright of Loop London

As our homes and streets are starting to be decorated with festive sparkles and pretty lights, make sure you’re wrapped up in something equally special! Our latest pattern Wintermute, designed exclusively for Loop by talented designer Melanie Berg uses Kismet Refuge, a sumptuous blend of baby camel and silk. Beautifully soft and cosy, Wintermute is the perfect accessory bringing a touch of glamour to any outfit.

Kismet Refuge Blush, Rhubarb, Lady Slipper. Copyright of Loop, London


Wintermute by Mairlynd for Loop,London. Back-2. Copyright Loop, London

Wintermute is a top down semi-circluar shawl, where the stocking stitch crescent really shows off the subtle hand dyed variation of Refuge. Plus, there is no need to pick up stitches! Just work the boarder with its pretty cable detail straight onto the live stitches once you’ve knit the body. A delicate yarn over edging adds, as Melanie describes it, a ‘whisper of lace‘ to finish.

Wintermute for Loop, London. By Mairlynd in Kismet Refuge Copyright of Loop London

Kismet Fibre Works, based in Virgina USA, is a collaboration between Angie LeNoir and Stephanie Stotts. Together, they create the most divine colours and make sure to source their fibers from a local company. Their aim is to “honor the entire life of our yarn: from field, to fiber, to you the artisan.”

Kismet Refuge. L-R Lady Slipper, Juniper, Limoncello. Copyright of Loop, London
L-R Lady Slipper, Juniper, Limoncello

Refuge is a luxury blend of half silk and half baby camel that results in the most deliciously drapey and soft yarn. If you haven’t tried knitting with this blend you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how delightful camel is as a fibre!

Plus, the silk content of this base takes the dye beautifully, giving a real depth of colour to these rich shades.Kismet Refuge. L-R  Juniper, Country Road, Limoncello. Copyright of Loop, LondonOur sample takes two skeins of the shade Lady Slipper, a dusty pink with almost gold highlights.

Kismet Refuge - Lady Slipper. Copyright of Loop, London
Lady Slipper
Kismet Refuge - Michigan Cherry Copyright of Loop, London
Michigan Cherry

Wintermute looks stunning as a solid colour, but with our capsule selection of colours it’s so easy to chose two for a fun striped version.Stripey Wintermute in Kismet Refuge Rhubarb and Blush. Loop, London.

We’ve already started our second shawl, all you need is one skein of each shade to make the stripes! Wintermute can either be purchased via the Loop online shop as a printed copy, or as a PDF download from Ravelry.

Kismet Refuge. L-R  Rhubarb and Blush. Copyright of Loop, London
L-R Rhubarb and Blush
Kismet Refuge.L-R Loop London, Larks Song. Copyright of Loop, London
L-R Loop London, Larks Song
Kismet Refuge. L-R  So Fresh and Juniper. Copyright of Loop, London
L-R So Fresh and Juniper
Kismet Refuge. L-R  Amanita and Fog. Copyright of Loop, London
L-R Amanita and Fog

Many thanks to Melanie Berg for her beautiful pattern, to Kristin Perers for the gorgeous photography, Susan Cropper for the styling and Rachel Atkinson for her expert technical editing. 

We’re so excited about the release of this beautiful new pattern, we’re giving you lovely readers a chance to win a copy! All you need to do is comment below letting us know which colour you would chose if you were to knit Wintermute -remember you can see all the shades on our online shop here. Make sure you comment by midnight GMT on 26th November and we’ll announce the winner next week.

This competition is now closed, congratulations to Tracey!

Good luck and Happy Knitting and Crocheting!

70 Comments on “Wintermute by Mairlynd for Loop

  1. Stunning yarn!

    Is that second shawl Dani Sunshine’s Vintage Bouquet by any chance? I’ve knitted up three of those, each with a mixture of silk based yarn together with a Madelinetosh Sock. I’ve been thinking of knitting up another. It really is a fantastic pattern.

    • A lovely pattern too, but it is in fact a stripy version of Wintermute! We loved the solid colour version but wanted to try some stripes for the main stocking section :)

  2. I would knit that beautiful shawl in Michigan Cherry!! I am presently snowed in, in Michigan, and could use the Cherry color to brighten my cabin fever.
    Michigan cherries bring a smile to everyone and I could really use one now!

  3. Oooh, isn’t that a lovely pattern. I’ve never wanted to knit a shawl before. I would knit it in fog or loop London. I love grey.

  4. Beautiful shawl, would love to knit it in Larks Song or Loop London, two beautiful colourways to match the simplicity of the shawl.

  5. I so love the beautiful patterns that u develope only being partially sighted I have great difficulty following them. Charts especially are impossible for me. Please could u include some simplified ones as I am sure I can’t be the one out there with this problem tks

  6. Beautiful shawl…Michigan cherry for sure. So in your face! It would cheer me up just to look at it let alone drape it round me.

  7. So many beautiful yarn colors. I think I would knit the shawl in concord, but rhubarb is a close second. Thanks for posting!

  8. Loop London would be a great colour and reminder of my first visit to London with my husband this past February. I very much enjoyed dropping by the shop while my husband enjoyed looking around Camden Passage. I’ve been looking forward to this pattern being released.

  9. This is THE shawl pattern I have longed for! It would be lovely in Blush ( a summer evening shawl) or Rhubarb ( warm against winter skies)

  10. Ah, if I were to knit Wintermute, I would choose the color Loop London. The calm shades in Loop London are evocative of “winter” and “mute” and “refuge” to me, though every color is glorious.

    Wintermute looks to be a classic design ~ well done, Melanie.

    Refuge looks to be a classic luxury fiber ~ well done, Stephanie and Angie.

    Thanks, Loop, for this opportunity!

  11. A splendid shawl pattern! I would pick the Kismet Refuge yarn in the colors,”Fiizze’s Fix” and “Rhubard” in stripes. What a great combination.

  12. I would do it in Lady slipper, it sounds like a race horse and I am sure the shawl would be a lovely accessory with a race outfit. Might have a win and then buy more yarn!!

  13. What a beautiful pattern! I would choose Michigan Cherry because I grew up on the Canadian side of the Michigan border. Brings back fond memories!

    • Oh, but this is soooo lovely. I really felt my heart tinkle when i saw the color Blush. And the pattern looks so feminine.

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