Anyone feel a little wound up these days? 🌪
Not sure about you, but a shawl called "Unwind" is exactly what we need right now! 🤪
Tracy Millar from the Grocery Girls podcast designed this top-down triangle shawl "to help you unwind from life’s crazy days. It's a relaxing and uncomplicated pattern repeating soothing and simple textures. Add your own personality through colors and types of yarns.
The shawl has an "easy" rating on Ravelry, with lots of rave reviews...
"A delightful knit! True to its name, a wonderful way to unwind. Found the pattern to be relaxing, yet interesting. A perfect companion while knitting with my family gathered around."
-Ravelry user theknittingplace
"What a treat to knit this shawl. A simple and pretty knit."
"This is just what I needed right now. Easy but never boring. Thank you Tracie for another beautiful pattern!"
We've created a Loops-exclusive Unwind kit dyed by our local pal Rachelle of Moondrake Co. Her Merino Linen base is very light and drapey. The linen lends a luminescent quality with a slight halo that is really gorgeous...
It gives your piece that "reach out and touch it" vibe.
Your kit includes one skein each of two exclusive Merino Linen colorways, "Sand" and "Frozen."
There are zillions of yarn memberships out there.
But there's one that's truly out-of-the-box...
For starters, it comes in a bright blue bag 💙
And there are other big differences.
With LoopsClub you get more than just a surprise in your mailbox.
You get yarn so luxurious and irresistible, it hops right onto your needle or hook.
You get the support and community to get you to the finish line.
And you get the kind of designs you can't wait to WEAR out into the world, looking so creative and raking in the compliments!
Over the past 5 years, LoopsClub has grown into an incredibly active and supportive international group of knitters that are learning, creating, and Looping together.
Our third quarter luxury bag is just around the corner, so we want to invite *you* to join the club!
Coming up in the next kit... we are *beside ourselves* to give you the chance to knit with exclusive colors from LadyDye Yarns and a brand new, on-trend-and-effortless pattern from the master of colorwork, Caitlin Hunter!
Join LoopsClub Together for just $19/month and cancel anytime. Kits are optional and numbers are limited.
Join us here 🌎 💙
In our Loopy opinion, Jessie Maed is the reigning queen of barely-there summer knits. 👑
We love her aesthetic, and we super-love her inclusive size range. Both her Ripple Bralette and Breeze Racerback designs can be made in bust sizes "28-62” … and she even has an accessible “choose what you pay” pricing model 💙
Here's what Jessie had to say about her Breeze Racerback: "I love minimal design and believe that the open and intuitive approach I took in creating this tank lives and breathes in the finished object, a breezy summer top that’s elegant in its simplicity and perfect for anyone looking for a quick meditative knit.”
Evelyn loved the Breeze Racerback so much, she made TWO! The first one was in our LoopsClub kit from earlier this year. It’s only available to members (but good news, LoopsClub is open for signups today through Thursday! 🤩)
Then Evelyn made a second Breeze! Emma’s Yarn created a faded version just for us , out of a brand-new base called “Pretty Pima” - a 100% cotton fingering with a silky Pima feel. Emma’s dyed up a special 3-skein kit in two subtle fades, just for us! Each kit has enough to make any size, from XS to 5XL. Recommended needle size is US #7, and this knits up super-quick for even the beginner knitter.
And Shelley hopped on the Jessie Maed train back at the beginning of March, when she whipped up a Ripple Bralette for her daughter, Mallory, on the way to the beach. Mallory couldn’t wait to model it! This little beach photo shoot happened just before the lockdown. We thought you might enjoy some peaceful beach vibes…
The cozy bralette is worked in comfy ribbing throughout, great for summer as a top or winter as an adorable under layer. Or make it a little longer for an adorable tank! Shelley used our Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering - with a blend of Bluefaced Leicester, silk, and cashmere. It’s a delicate basic you’ll never want to take off.
About the Ripple Bralette, Ravelry knitter Zoeleigh enthused: "Pattern was easy as pie to follow and super self explanatory!”
You can make this top with just ONE skein of Posh Fingering (for sizes 28-46”) or two skeins for sizes 48-62” - amazing, right?!
Choose your favorite color of Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering here.
This week we're sharing a deliciously simple recipe from Scoop reader, Patricia! She makes this "grown up" grilled cheese that she adapted from Grilled Cheeserie in Nashville.
Doesn't it look yummy??
2 teaspoons pickled mustard seeds or whole grain mustard
1 teaspoon honey
3 slices English Farmstead Buttercup Cheese (2.5 ounces) - I used Muenster
1/2 small peach, pitted and very thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup)
4 or 5 fresh basil leaves, torn
2 (1/2-inch-thick) slices bakery style bread
I Tablespoon salted butter
1). Combine the mustard seeds and honey in a small bowl. Arrange the cheese slices, peach slices, and basil on one slice of the bread. Drizzle with the mustard mixture. Top with remaining bread slice.
2). Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the sandwich; cook for 2 minutes on each side, or until the bread is golden and toasted and the cheese has melted.
This melt is incredible with Buttercup cheese, a small-batch variety made in North Carolina. If you can't find Buttercup, use Muenster, or another cheese that melts easily.