Following on from the success of ‘Painted Woolly Toppers‘, ‘Painted Woolly Toppers for Kids‘ features a further 10 hats designed especially for hand-dyed and variegated yarns. This collection continues to explore Woolly’s love of structural stitches and 3D form. Read more
Did you know that The Loop is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year?
The book won’t be officially available until September but over the last while they have been teasing us with previews of the patterns and bespoke yarns on ravelry.
So here is the low-down of what’s been released so far…
Islington Shawl by Kirsten Kapur
A crescent shaped shawl using two shades of DyeForYarn Merino/Silk fingering weight yarn including the bespoke shade ‘Golden Beehive’. Kirsten is a lover of two coloured shawls and has used a combination of garter and diamond lace with a crochet edge to create a beautiful textured shawl.
Isokon Mitts by Ysolda Teague
Isokon is a name that comes from 1930’s English architecture. Using Old Maiden Aunt Alpaca Silk in bespoke ‘Angel Islington‘ colourway, Ysolda has created these understated mitts with clever shaping that follow the contours of the hand.
Meandering Shawl by Stephen West
Its no surprise that Stephen West has used his trademark ‘Brioche’ style to create this zig-zag constructed shawl with a scalloped. Stephen has used Madelinetosh Merino Light in bespoke shades ‘Ghost‘ and ‘London Cosmopolitan‘ which is favourite yarn of mine.
Rosemaling Mitts by Dottie Angel
A great pattern for beginners who want to try embroidery, these mitts are easy level knitting. Dottie designed these mitts using The Uncommon Thread in the bespoke ‘Turbillion‘ colourway with embroidery done using Pigeonroof Studios Mini-Skein twist sock.
Silene Cardigan by Pam Allen
Wreath Shawl by Meghan Fernandes
This design is inspired by both the designers and dyers time in England. Meghan has used a dainty stitch with a border of overlaping branches to show of the subtle natural bespoke colourway ‘Speckled Mist‘ in Viola Merino Fingering.
…congratulations to The Loop and wishing them many more yarny years to come!
I’m a big fan of the Loop and been a customer for years now. If your looking for a little bit of extra special yarn then they are the place to go. Unfortunately I’ve only ever shopped with them online…but visiting their bricks & mortar shop in definitely is on my knitting buck list! In the meantime I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!! So congratulations to The Loop and wishing them many more yarny years to come!!