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Studio Baby by Kate Oates

Studio Baby is a new pattern & kit for our Studio yarn. Designed by Kate Oates of Tot Toppers, this little pullover is comfy enough for everyday play, but with a little flair at the shoulders & elbows for your stylish baby.

Kate has a designed an extensive collection of knits for kids called Tot Toppers. She has 4 boys of her own – that’s Eliot modeling the Studio Baby – giving her an insider perspective on what knits are just right for boys!

Studio Baby Pullover

Studio is our soft, bouncy sport weight yarn made from US wool that’s spun and dyed in Pennsylvania. 100% superwash merino makes Studio a smart choice for baby knits, and the watercolor shade is a bright, cheerful take on the classic blue for boys.

Studio Baby is knit from the top down with textured patches at the shoulders and elbows. The sleeves are set in seamlessly, for a more streamlined, structured look, and there’s a button closure at the back of neck for easier dressing. Your babe will wear this for good long while, due to the extra length built in to the sleeves and body.

Eliot in Studio Baby Pullover

We have Studio Baby Kits made up in 3 sizes: small for newborns, medium for 6 months-2 years, and large for 4 years.

Each kit contains the pattern, Studio in watercolor and a mini skein of canvas for the shoulders and elbows.

If you’d just like the pattern you can purchase a digital download or a printed copy.

Summer Knitalong: Melodia

by Craig on May 6, 2015

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Melodia by Janina Kallio

For our next knitalong, we’ll be making Janina Kallio’s Melodia. It’s a crescent shaped shawl that’s worked from the top down in garter stitch and decorative eyelets. Simple and beautiful, it’ll be great for an easy summer project.

I’ve been adding Janina’s patterns to my queue for a while now. I like almost all of them, and Melodia seems a good place to start.

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I’ll be knitting with Madelinetosh’s Tosh Merino Light, although I still haven’t picked a color. They’re all so beautiful! If you’d like to use it too, it’s 10% off now through Sunday, May 17, 2015. If you’re shopping online, just enter the discount code MELKAL. If you’re shopping in the store, just let us know it’s for the knitalong.

The knitalong will officially begin on Sunday, May 17. All you need to do to knit with us is visit the knitalong thread in our Ravelry group and say you’re in. If you’re in the Philadelphia area, please join me in the shop that Sunday from 2 and 4pm and we can cast on together.

Since many people go away for Memorial Day, we’ll plan to finish Melodia by Sunday, June 14, which is 5 weeks. Post a picture of your finished shawl in the knitalong thread in the Loop Group by that day and one randomly-selected knitter will receive a $25 gift card!

NEW IN: Classic Elite Soft Linen

by Craig on April 23, 2015

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Classic Elite Soft Linen yarn
Classic Elite Soft Linen, top row: deep red, bright rose, winter pear, antique white, and dove; bottom row: tropical sea, persian teal, deep cornflower, lupine, and deep twilight.

We recently brought in Classic Elite’s Soft Linen yarn for the Spring season. It’s blend of linen, wool, and baby alpaca makes it a wonderful choice for three-season knits.

The linen is crisp and cool; the wool adds elasticity and makes it comfortable to knit with, and the baby alpaca makes it soft. Soft Linen works well with lace and textured patterns, as well as colorwork, for beautiful accessories and garments.

Here are a few pieces made with Soft Linen!

WINONA by Laura Chau

Winona by Laura Chau

Made in one piece from the top down, Winona has a deep v-neck, a soft, flared silhouette, and deep ribbing at the cuffs and hem.

LUCRETIA by Meg Kealey

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Lucretia is a stockinette shawl with colorful feather-and-fan lace along the bottom edge. The pattern begins with the edging and uses short rows to shape the body.

JOYA by talitha kuomi

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With its deep v-neck and all-over lace pattern, Joya is a perfect layering piece. It’s constructed from the bottom up and finished at the shoulders.

Thank You!

by Laura on April 21, 2015

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Congratulatory african violets from our customer, Pat! Thanks, Pat!

Congratulatory african violets from our customer, Pat! Thanks, Pat!

Thank you to everyone that came to our 10th Anniversary celebration this past weekend! From customers that were the first to walk through our doors 10 years ago to those who have just discovered their love for knitting this year, we loved seeing each and every one of you.

It meant so much to have all of your well wishes to help us mark 10 years. We can’t say it enough, THANK YOU!

And now, the winners of our giveaway! All of you lucky winners have been contacted and we hope you enjoy your prizes!

1. 10 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter: Kathleen O.

2. 4 skeins of Lana Vida Hannah & Easy Fold Poncho Pattern: Meredith C.

3. 1 Skein of Tosh Merino Light in Susquehanna & Rivulet Pattern: Bernardo M.

4. 1 Climb & Swirl Kit: Ellen R.

5. Paintbrush Mitts Kit: Heather R.

6. 1 Skein of Loop Studio & Portfolio Scarf pattern: Mark D.

7. Fringe Leather Stitch Marker Holder & Little Gems: Allison K.

8. Knitter’s Pride 3 Interchangable Needle Set: Kathleen M.

9. 3 Baggu 3D Zip Bags: Sue K.

10. A Loop Tote: Patty K.

Ten 10th Anniversary Giveaways!

by Laura on April 14, 2015

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This weekend marks our 10th Anniversary at 1914 South Street! We’re amazed at how quickly the time passed and so grateful for 10 wonderful years.

To thank you for all your support, we’ll be giving away 10 yarn-erific prizes at our Anniversary Party this Saturday, April 18th & Sunday, April 19th from 11-6.

To enter, come to the shop either Saturday or Sunday and drop your name in the giveaway jar. That’s it! We’ll announce the winners next week. Check out the prizes you could win!

1. 10 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in your choice of in-stock colors.

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2. 4 skeins of Lana Vida Hannah in your choice of in-stock colors and an Easy Fold Poncho Pattern.

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3. 1 skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in our custom color, Susquehanna, and a Rivulet pattern.

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4. 1 skein of our Loop Studio Yarn in your choice of in-stock colors and a Portfolio Scarf pattern.

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5. 1 Climb & Swirl Kit in your choice of in stock colors.

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6. 1 Paintbrush Mitt Kit in your choice of color.

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7. Fringe leather stitch marker holder, stitch markers & 1 pair of Little Gems scissors.

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8. Knitter’s Pride 3 needle size interchangeable circular needle set.

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9. Set of 3 Baggu Zip Pouches: small, medium & large. Your choice of in stock prints.

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10. Loop Tote Bag

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10th Anniversary Celebration

by Craig on March 30, 2015

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10 Year Celebration

Next month – April 17, to be exact – is the 10th anniversary of our brick-and-mortar shop at 1914 South Street in Philadelphia!

Please join us to celebrate on Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19. We’ll have new Loop swag, door prizes, some very special yarn, and, of course, food and drink!

I hope to see you!