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Baines Cowl

Baines Cowl

Baines is a new cowl pattern that uses our Studio Plus yarn. It’s made in the round with alternating sections of garter stitch and an easy lace pattern.

Baines Cowl, close up

Studio Plus is a 3-ply yarn, so it’s squishy and bouncy, and it gives Baines that same feel. At 60 inches around and 7.75 inches tall, you can really wrap yourself up in Baines when it’s cold, which, thankfully, it will be again soon!

Baines Cowl, open

To knit Baines you’ll need 2 skeins of Studio Plus (ours is shown in Sketchbook) and a 40-inch US 9 circular needle.

The pattern is free when you purchase 2 skeins of Studio Plus. You can also purchase it individually by clicking here.

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Liverpool Yarn Trunk Show

Liverpool Yarns

Join us Saturday, October 1 from 12-3pm for a visit with Liverpool Yarns!

Liverpool is a Philadelphia company owned by Erika Flory and Colleen Puckett. Working with other women-owned businesses, they produce wool yarn from local Shetland sheep that’s spun in Pennsylvania, and original designs created especially with these unique yarns in mind.

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Shetland sheep come in a wide range of colors. Liverpool doesn’t dye the fleece, so the different colors are naturally occurring and vary from year to year, making them even more special.

Erika and Colleen will bring us a selection of their beautiful yarn and all of their garments for you to see and try on in person. Please come join us!

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Meet Arne & Carlos!

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Norwegian knitting sensations Arne & Carlos will be here on Wednesday, September 21, 2016!

From 2-5pm, learn stranded knitting in the round in their Norwegian Wrist Warmer class (follow the link to sign up!).

Then join us from 5:30-7pm to meet and chat with Arne & Carlos! There’s no need to RSVP – just come on in!

Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison are designers and textile artists, best known for their craft books and their colorful designs. They are inspired by Scandinavia’s long design history and their life in rural Norway.

Arne & Carlos have published several best-selling books including 55 Christmas Balls to Knit by Arne & Carlos, Norwegian Knits with a Twist with Arne & Carlos, and Knitted Dolls by Arne & Carlos. We’ll have a selection of books available for purchase; Arne & Carlos are happy to sign them for you!

Please join us in welcoming Arne & Carlos to Loop!

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Take a Class with Kate Atherley!

Kate Atherley

We’re very excited to welcome Kate Atherley to Loop for the first time! Kate’s an author, designer, technical editor, and teacher who lives in Ontario, Canada. She’s the author of several books including Beyond Knit and Purl and Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet.

Kate is Knitty‘s Lead Technical Editor and does freelance technical editing. She’s an experienced teacher, offering classes in her local shops and across the US and Canada.

Kate’s teaching 5 classes that’ll get your fall knitting off on the right foot; just click on the name below to register!

Stranded Colorwork for Beginners
$60 – Saturday, September 10 from 9:30-11:30am

Short Row Skills
$60 – Saturday, September 10 from 12:30-2:30pm

Expert Tips & Best Methods
$60 – Saturday, September 10 from 3-5pm

Brioche Knitting
$90 – Sunday, September 11 from 9am-12pm

Designing Your Own Custom Fit Socks
$90 – Sunday, September 11 from 1-4pm


PLEASE NOTE: The fees for Kate’s classes are non-refundable unless the event is canceled. Please make sure that you are available on that date and time.

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New Brooklyn Tweed: Shelter Marls!

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Brooklyn Tweed yarns are carefully considered and thoughtfully executed. Whenever they add something new, it’s always exciting. This fall, Shelter has an addition to it’s palette: marls! Three lovely neutrals, narwhal, newsprint and caribou, are now available to add more texture to your Brooklyn Tweed knits.

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When we got our advance shipment, the newsprint colorway won my heart in an instant! I cast on for a new Georgetown sweater that night, and I am now working my way through the back. The marl adds depth and interest to this simple stockinette cardigan. It will be perfect for layering on top of tees, tunics and dresses all winter long.

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Since one is never enough enough, especially when it comes to Shelter sweaters, I have a few ideas for the narwhal & caribou colors too! At left is Michele Wang’s Bedford, a pullover that would be so cozy in narwahl that you would wear it everyday. In the center is Fort by Jared Flood, a handsome sweater that I would love to see in the caribou color on my fella. On the right is Julie Hoover’s Hudson, which let’s face it would look amazing in any colorway. It looks like I may be headed for an all-marl fall!

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Baby Knits Classes

Small Things Sweater by Carina Spencer

Baby knits are some of our favorites because they help us celebrate a very special time in our lives. We want to welcome these newest additions to our friends and families with gifts that keep them safe and warm.

Our new Baby Knits Classes will take you through the process of making three fantastic baby gifts: a bonnet, a cardigan, and booties. With each you’ll learn new knitting techniques and have beautiful clothes to give.

Small Things Bonnet by Carina Spencer

Small Things Bonnet by Carina Spencer
Small Things Bonnet by Carina Spencer
Small Things Bonnet by Carina Spencer

Carina Spencer’s Small Things Bonnet is a great pattern that comes with 2 hat styles – a rounded bonnet and a pixie hood – and 2 closure options – a button or i-cord ties. I knit the pixie hood for a friend’s baby and loved making it; I loved seeing on their little boy even more.

I used Blue Sky Worsted Cotton, which is the yarn we’re recommending you use. It’s super soft organically-grown cotton, so it’s perfect for tiny, fragile heads. And it comes in an amazing range of colors. You can use any comparable worsted weight yarn, however, for yours.

The pattern is sized for infants, toddlers, children, and adults – you could make them for the whole family!

Small Things Sweater by Carina Spencer

Small Things Sweater by Carina Spencer
Small Things Sweater by Carina Spencer

The Small Things Sweater has the same beautiful details as the Bonnet on a double-breasted cardigan. Again, Worsted Cotton is the perfect yarn in either or matching or complementary color. Knit from the top down with a built-in edging, it’s available in 7 sizes from newborn to 2T.

Baby Booties by Loop Staff

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I wanted a pair of booties to go with this set, so Kathy and I worked out this pattern together. They’re made seamlessly in the round on double pointed needles. Once you’re familiar with the pattern, you can knit a pair quickly, making them perfect for a last minute gift.

Click here to see the current schedule for these classes and join us in knitting for little ones!

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