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A huggable, lovable pillow / cushion in the traditional Aran fisherman cable knit style.
Pure new wool. Dimensions: 50 x 40 cm, that is 19.5 x 15.5 inches. Fastened with two wooden toggles.

This is an original design, one of a kind, hand-knitted and up-cycled from a vintage, original fisherman Aran jumper.

I carefully select the softest, cuddliest vintage Aran jumpers and create equally soft, cuddly, beautiful items. I love working on knits started by someone I don’t know. Quite literally, it’s like picking up the threads of someone else’s life!

The pillow / cushion comes with a super soft hollow fibre filling. Please contact me if you would rather receive the cover only, I’ll send you an invoice for a reduced postage price.

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Super chunky knit cowl or infinity scarf in a lovely natural oatmeal colour. Original design, hand-knit in London.

Extra-bulky 100% extra fine Russian merino wool, very soft and luxurious.

Measures: 7.5 inches / 18 cm high, 42 inches / 107 cm circumference.

Also available in: royal blue, chocolate brown, heather grey, mint green and natural white.

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Super chunky knit cowl or infinity scarf in a lovely vibrant royal blue.

Extra-bulky 100% extra fine merino wool, very soft and luxurious.

Measures: 8 inches / 20 cm high, 40.5 inches / 106 cm circumference.

Original design, hand-knit in London.

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Loopy Mango Big Loop cowl

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I had been eagerly waiting to start knitting my gigantic skein of Loopy Mango’s Big Loop Yarn Merino in dirty pink since my visit to their Manhattan shop last October. I wanted to make the most of it: savoring every stitch, taking a break every now and then for a kiss with my beautiful man. An exercise in delayed gratification, if you wish.

Then my mum came to visit. She is an extremely experienced knitter, but she had never worked with anything as chunky as the Big Loop… I couldn’t say no (none could say no to my mum). An evening of woolen adventure later, she had produced the coolest, warmest infinity scarf!

If you want to give it a try, you will need:

  • one skein of Loopy Mango’s Big Loop Yarn Merino, which is about 400 grams, and
  • a pair of US 50 / 25 mm circular needles. Circular needles are recommended because they are lighter and considerably easier to use than normal ones of the same size. However, this scarf is not knit in the round. Simply turn the work at the end of each row, as you would with normal needles.

Loopy Mango’s Eternity Cowl pattern suggests to cast four stitches, but you can pump up the volume and cast five.
Knit all, turning your needles at the end of each row, until you have about 80 cm of yarn left.
Cast off. You should have a rectangle of approximately 220 x 15 cm.
Fold the rectangle in half and join the shorter sides to make a loop.
Enjoy!

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Looking for quirky present for a little boy or a little girl with attitude? Look no further!

Tattoo George is a large, huggable, lovable woolen fish made from a traditional Aran sweater. Perfect as a best friend, soft toy or pillow.

Dimensions: 53 x 24 cm, that is 21 x 9.5 inches.

The body is 100% pure new wool, the eyes and tattoo are made of felt and embroidered. The stuffing is polyester.

This is an original design, one of a kind, hand-knitted in London. My woolen fishes are inspired by George, a hand-knitted soft toy lovingly hand-made for my boyfriend when he was born. Here is more of my story.

Tattoo George is upcycled from a vintage, original Aran jumper. I carefully select the softest, cuddliest vintage Aran jumpers and create equally soft, cuddly items. All vintage Aran jumpers are dry-cleaned before being used.

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LM wall of wonders website 2 Loopy Mango is an Aladdin’s cave of beautiful and unusual clothes, linens, blankets, antiques and lifestyle items in the heart of Soho, Manhattan. Its greatest feature, though, and the reason to make it a destination of any visit to New York, is a red brick wall stacked floor-to-ceiling with the chunkiest merino wool.

Big Loop Yarn is a 100% merino yarn, sourced, dyed and spun in the United States, especially developed for chunky knits. One skein (40 oz, approx. 120 yards or 110 meters) knits up in just 2-3 hours with size 50 (25 mm) needles and will make a 28” x 40” (71 cm x 101 cm) blanket. It comes in a variety of natural and vibrant colors, including ivory, oatmeal, pink, red and grey.

Russian Anna and Korean Waejong started Loopy Mango to develop their own yarn and hand knit products. The idea of the Big Loop Yarn came from their knitting classes: Anna and Waejong wanted to offer absolute beginners satisfying designs that could be completed in the time of a knitting class. Because the Big Loop Yarn and needles are oversize, beginners could better see and understand the stitches’ movements.

According to the lovely Loopy Mango people, even advanced knitters will knit faster and make fewer mistakes on the Big Loop Yarn than on smaller yarn and needles. Free patters are available on the Loopy Mango website and you can watch several video tutorials on YouTube.

Before starting planning how to fit all of this wonderful wool into your suitcase (I went for a pink Eternity Cowl scarf kit) have a look also at the rest of the Loopy Mango shop: among others, they stock delightful Pagewood Farm feathers and puffs yarn. Loopy Mango deliver worldwide and have stockists in several countries.

 Here is how I did with Loopy Mango’s Big Loop yarn and 25 mm circular needles!

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A large, huggable, lovable woollen pillow or cushion in the traditional Aran cable knit style.

This is an original design, one of a kind, hand-knitted and upcycled from a vintage, original fisherman Aran jumper.

100% pure new wool, real leather and metal buttons.

Dimensions: 54 x 38 cm, that is 21.2 x 15 inches. The pillow / cushion comes with a super soft down feather filling.

I carefully select the softest, cuddliest vintage Aran jumpers and create equally soft, cuddly, beautiful items. I love working on knits started by someone I don’t know. Quite literally, it’s like picking up the threads of someone else’s life! Here is more of my story.

For any other questions or for a chat, get in touch!

 

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