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It’s here! “Hello Summer Shawl” – My latest pattern has been released and it’s a good day for it!

This has been another fabulous and fun collaboration between myself and Emma from The Little Grey Sheep (www.thelittlegreysheep.co.uk). This time we decided to make something super soft and super lush using British Hand Dyed Stein Fine Wool.

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Like all Emma’s yarns, this wonderfully soft and lofty yarn also comes from her own farm on the Surrey Hampshire borders. There, Emma together with Susie have developed their own range of fine 100% wool yarns. All the yarns come from their pedigree flock of gotland, shetland and merino sheep, raised on conservation meadows, and shorn by Susie at Christmas for the best quality fibre. Washed in Yorkshire and spun in a traditional mill in Devon, then back to the farm to Emma for dyeing. This must be one of the finest lustre fibre now in the UK.

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Hello Summer was inspired by walks on balmy summer evenings through flowery meadows on the farm and surrounding country side. This is a symmetrical triangular shawl knitted on the bias, increasing outwards from one point for a long flat triangle. The finished measurements of 180cm x 95cm is the perfect size for wrapping you into a halo like hug keeping a chill off your shoulders.

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Emma has put together some beautiful colour combination kits for this shawl, or you can make up your own combinations…the sky is the limit as there is a multitude of colours to choose from, all gorgeous. Just visit The little Grey Sheep to view in detail.

All you need is one hank (100g) of the main colour and a set of mini hanks for the colour work lace.

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I really hope you like this labour of love as much as I do, and if you fancy having just the pattern to completely do your own thing, that’s fine too. The pattern is available to download in both my Etsy Shop and via the LoveKniting website.

Have fun and Enjoy!

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Hello lovely people, I hope this post finds you well and you all had a good week…

Here at Made with Loops it’s been a busy time. The week was filled with excitement (University acceptance for ‘my girl’), a visit to a small yarn fair, and a very exciting new joint venture. This is still a little hush-hush, but I hope I can tell you more very soon.

Today I want to introduce Braith…

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Braith, meaning freckled in the Welsh language, is my latest shawl design. A simple, yet stylish eyelet shawl of shallow depth, extremely user friendly, and providing many ways of wearability.

The shawl offers ample opportunities to play with yarn, and can be uniquely yours depending on the amount and weight of yarn you choose to use. The simple eyelet pattern is a perfect introduction to lace knitting, or offers a relaxing project for the more seasoned knitters amongst you. The choice to add the crochet border is entirely your own, as the shawl will look good with or without it.

I knitted the sample shown using Madelinetosh Sock, a 100% Superwash Merino Yarn. This yarn is super soft and I used just one hank at 100g/360m for the shawl. Knitted with a 3.25mm needle the shawl measures 160cm long x 27cm deep.

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Braith is the sort of shawl that will become a trusted friend. The sort of accessory that comes in handy when you don’t want anything to thick and bulky, but need a little something just to keep the chill off, or need to pep up an outfit.

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The shawl pattern is now available as a Pdf download from my Etsy shop, so why not use up some of that yarn from your stash and get knitting your very own version of this little beauty.

Mine has become a very firm favourite already and will be hopping on a plane to Barcelona on Monday, so watch this space for some photos next.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Enjoy! X.

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Meet my latest design…the Sorbetto Shawl! I am quietly proud of this latest ‘baby’ of mine and I so hope you will like it too. I have been working on this for a little while, and some of you who see my photos on Instagram have had small glimpses during the process.

I used some Handmaiden Camelspin, a lushes 70% Silk/30% Camel yarn bought during my last trip to New York, and some Dibadu 100% Silk bought in Germany for this sample. The shawl is buttery soft against the skin, and the drape is simply amazing. Knitted using 4mm needles, it grows really quickly and using garter stitch throughout makes it a fairly fast project. The simple lace edging is achievable even by newbie’s to lace knitting, and it shows off the shape and colours of the shawl to it’s full potential.

Whether you drape it over your shoulders in the cool evening breeze or wear it pashmina style around your neck, it is the perfect accessory to keep in your bag for anytime you need a little extra warmth. The shape of the shawl makes it easy to wear and very adaptable, no matter what the occasion. Make it as shown using three colours, or use a single shade only. It can also be easily adapted to other yarn weights, giving you plenty of options to personalise it to your individual style.

Light, soft and easy as eating sorbet on a summer’s day, this crescent shaped shawl is the perfect pick-me-up for any wardrobe. You can make your very own version by downloading the pattern now…just one click away…Here!

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