The stars are aligning. It’s coming together. And so much is coming soon, as Loops becomes Knit Stars.
If I could wave a magic wand, it would all happen overnight. Growing pains are real, my friends – but also really exciting! ✨
That’s okay. It gives us a chance to make sure all the things we love about Loops stay the same – while we work hard behind-the-scenes to bring the Knit Stars experiences together.
As this summer and fall unfold, even more of the Stars will come into view. We will have so much to share with you. We’re all still getting used to the name change, and it’s a little scary-exciting. But let me tell you about the “coming soons” that are just plain exciting-exciting! 💃🏽
KNIT STARS Store & Experience:
Same love. New location. More yarn, more stories and more Stars! Our Loops store will move and relaunch as Knit Stars this fall, a 6,000-square-foot destination yarn store experience in Center One, 35th + Peoria, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. (If you’ve always wanted to visit the store, save the dates of October 1-2 for our Grand Opening Event!)
KNIT STARS Masterclass Events:
Season 6 is moving right along for its scheduled release fall release. Plus watch for a 5+5 Sale on Seasons 1-5 in July, and the release of another QuickStars Short Course in August!
KNIT STARS Club:
Earlier this spring, we changed the name of LoopsClub to Knit Stars Club, to better reflect the Star lineup of designers and dyers creating the Club kits. If you or someone you know has been curious about the Club, be sure to join the waitlist here.
By late summer, all of the Knit Stars and Loops offerings will be accessible through a single, convenient, super-inspiring website.
Got questions about all of this? Just hit reply on this email and, in typical Knit Stars style, we’ll get right back to you!
Meanwhile, keep shining like the Knit Star you are. 💙 🌟
In the summertime, when the weather is hot... ☀️
We knit with cotton!
And not just any cotton, but a luxe cotton-nylon blend from vegan yarn specialist Trailhead Yarns.
Substitute Trailhead's hand-dyed "Appalachian Trail" cotton-nylon blend in any fingering-weight pattern, for a perfect, carefree poolside project. Bring on the sunscreen and splashes!
Here are two great project ideas for this yarn that we think you'll love as much as ice-cold lemonade on a hot day.
Knit Ambah O'Brien's "Adventurer Cowl" using 1 Appalachian Trail "Crew box" for the short version, or two Crew boxes for the long version.
Suitable for an advanced beginner, the pattern is on Ravelry, and includes both written and charted instructions for the lace. It's fun poolside knitting at its best!
Pick up your favourite Crew Box here.
How about a super-wearable tee? Kate Oates' "BFF Tee" will be your best friend in mild weather. Options are provided for both short and long sleeves, and it's worked from the top down with seamless drop-shoulder sleeves. Great for knitters who are ready to try basic shaping instructions.
Choose from 3 great neutral colors of ''Appalachian Trail'' here.
Isn't it awesome when you make a flattering piece that can be worn in multiple ways?
And when that piece is made from oh-so-soft pima cotton, you'll live in it as much as your favorite pair of jeans. 👖
The V-Back Tee by Jamie Hoffman is a cleverly constructed take on the traditional v-neck. It's knit from the top down with increases along a pretty spine that create the pointed shaping at the neckline. It's also reversible, so you can mix it up and wear the v-neck in the front!
Knit with our Emma's Pretty Pima kit, it's the cool + breezy top that you'll reach for over and over.
Your kit contains 3 skeins of Emma's Pretty Pima 100% cotton, enough to knit any finished bust circumference up to 46.8 inches. Bonus: One full Breeze kit can also be used to make the extra-cool Breeze Racerback tank.
Click here to choose your Pretty Pima kit fade color.
These super easy grilled veggie kabobs from Love and Lemons will simplify your summer dinner process. Pop these on the fire - next to your burgers and steaks, or all by themselves - and revel in the extra few minutes to work on your current WIP!
1 yellow squash
8 ounces cremini mushrooms, stemmed
1 small red onion
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 ear fresh corn, cut into 1-inch rounds
Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Tzatziki sauce for drizzling/serving (see sauce recipe below!)
Heat a grill to medium-high and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Cut the vegetables into similar sized chunks and thread onto 4 metal skewers. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the skewers for 8 minutes per side or until the vegetables are tender and lightly charred. Remove from the grill, season to taste, and serve with Tzatzkiki Sauce.
½ cup finely grated cucumber
1 cup thick whole milk Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, grated
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon chopped dill
1 tablespoon chopped mint, optional
Place the cucumber on a towel and gently squeeze out a bit of the excess water. In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, dill, and mint, if using. Chill until ready to use.