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After requests from customers and I am very happy to say that the Oh What A Lark blanket yarn pack is now available.
Yarn pack 1 is to create the large blanket Size as seen in these images. It measure 41" x 64" approx and is a super snuggly sofa blanket. The pack includes 16 Balls of Scheepjes Colour crafter at £31.20 which includes 6 balls of the base shade Zandvoort and 2 balls of each of the 5 other shades as seen in the image. The blog post gives you approximate amounts you will have left of the yarn.
Yarn Pack 2 is to create a smaller lap size throw approx 35" x 40" and includes 9 balls ( 4 of base shade Zandvoort and one each of the other 5 shades as seen in the image) of Scheepjes colour crafter at £17.55.
The blog post with guidelines to create this design is found here as you will read in the blog post I never intended to write a pattern for the blanket but lots of people loved it so much and asked me if I was writing the pattern out. Read the rest of the story in the blog post.
Please be aware that these packs are informed guesstimates based on my project and will also depend on your tension. length you leave your tails etc.
Please get in touch if you would like to make the blanket in different shades to the ones I used and I will be happy to help you choose and put a yarn pack together for you.
This colour pack is a luxury window cardboard box with handle that contains all 36 Stone Washed colours, as well as 14 colours of River Washed in cute 10g balls.
Of course there is an XL variety containing 15g balls of all 50 colours.
The Scheepjes Colour Packs are perfect for when you want to select new colours for a project, but also for many small multicoloured projects.
100% Premium Blend Cotton, Needle size 1:6 mm, Yarn weight:DK, Ball weight:28 gram, Length:47 meter, Gauge:18 stitches, 16 rows to 10 cm on 6.0 mm needles/hook.
Beautifully boxed these 9 mini hanks of our SKIES yarn each contain either 47m of SKIES heavy or 96m of SKIES light. Dyed with a natural Indigo dye, this 100% premium yarn is a definite 'silver lining'.
Made from an all-natural 100% Premium Blend cotton, the new Scheepjes SKIES yarns are so soft you’d think you were holding a cloud. Dyed using beautiful shades of Indigo; a textile dye dating back to 4000BC, these yarns feature subtle colour contrasts and a hand dyed appearance. Ranging from the pale blue of a partially overcast Spring morning, to the deep Indigo of a midday Summer sky, transforming then to the sinister olive greens which overcome grassy pastures in the midst of a storm, capture the beauty and volatility of our glorious atmosphere with SKIES.
The Scheepjes SKIES collection encompasses 2 lines of yarn; Scheepjes SKIES Heavy and Scheepjes SKIES Light. With each sharing the same fibre content and range of colours, their differentiating feature is their weight, being DK and fingering respectively. When washing for the first time, we highly recommend using a colour catcher as there may be small amounts of residual dye.
International customers please contact me for a shipping quote on the Medium and Large kits. Due to the weight and value these items will have to go via a tracked courier service.
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***If you would like to pay in 2 instalments for the Medium and Large kits that can be arranged. Please contact me to discuss.Deposit non refundable.
What you need to know.
There are 3 kits making a hexagonal blanket:
- Small Kit: 120 x 104cm in Cotton 8 yarn. Price: £36
- Medium Kit: 151 x 131cm in Stone Washed. Price: £98
- Large Kit: 192 x 167cm in Stone Washed XL & River Washed XL. Price: £189
Small, Medium and Large shades below.
All kits contain an official Ubuntu CAL leatherette label and button, and a set of vintage stitch markers.
The large and medium kit also contain a beading loom and everything you need to make a friendship bracelet designed especially for this CAL by Dedri.
The CAL will begin on Wednesday the 12th of September and will run for 12 weeks, ending the beginning of December.
Each pattern piece will be made available as a downloadable pdf on Wednesdays 13:00 Dutch time / 12:00 UK time. You can access these from the official Scheepjes Facebook Groups or via the Scheepjes website.
There will be video tutorials by our good friend Esther from It's all in a Nutshell. Support will be given during the CAL in our Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ScheepjesCAL.International/?ref=bookmarks
Dedri has posted a blog post here telling you everything you need to know about Ubuntu: http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/…/yarn/crochet/ubuntu/ubuntu/
Hop on over to Dedri's blog to see what she has to say about the CAL!
Fiber Content: 100% Cotton, Needle size 3 mm, Yarn weight: Fingering 4ply, Ball weight: 50 gram, Length:170 meter, Gauge:28 stitches, 40 rows to 10 cm on 3 mm needles, 40 degree wash.
I created these yarn packs to show off the gorgeous shades in the cotton 8 range. These could be the starting point as colour inspiration for a blanket. Two packs should give a decent sized lap blanket depending on the design/stitch you choose. You could make market bags, mandalas, coasters and placemats, a shawl, it is great for clothing, hats, scarves, Amigurumi, dreamcatchers. The list goes on! Check out the Ravelry Page of Cotton 8 for patterns and ideas!