I had been aware of the CAL but as I was so busy with the creating required to set up the business I knew I wouldn't have time to get involved so didn't go in search of it to see what it was all about.
The a week or so ago I was asked by a customer to put together an alternative for the Scheepjeswol Softfun option in the CAL.
Always happy to play with colours I went in search of the info and was blown away by the intricacy and beauty of the project.
The original palette of colours is on the left and the stylecraft Alternative is on the right. The breakdown of shades and amounts of special dk needed are here..
Sophies universe alternative pack. With original Scheepjeswol Softfun colours in brackets. Claret 1 (Bordeaux) pale rose 2 (rose) soft peach 1 (light rose) turquoise 1 (turquoise) emperor 1 (heath) raspberry 2 (cyclamen) fondant 1 (pink) lavender 1 (violet) citron 1 (canary) meadow 2 (olive) cloud 3 (light blue)
The original cost for the softfun in 50gm balls would be approx £86 and the Stylecraft alternative 100gm balls at £1.65 is £26.40 plus £2.75 UK postage.
I haven't created a yarn pack but they are all colours I carry in stock.
In the next few days I will post the other Yarn options in the CAL and alternative shades from Stylecraft