75% wool, 25% Nylon, 100 gms, Approx 420m, 2mm-3.25 mm hook/needles. hook/needle size will vary depending on gauge and design. Machine wash at 40c on a gentle wash. I recommend hand washing and drying flat for best results.
This Colourway is the final seasonal shade in the Lake District collection and has been dyed exclusively for Lusciously Loopy by the super talented Petra at Made By Black Elephant. Check out her wonderful Etsy Shop and follow her on Instagram or Facebook. I also have some of her gorgeous yarns available here
More details about the yarn and care instructions can be found at the bottom of this text.
When I decided to commission an exclusive hand dyed colourway I wanted the first range to be something nature based. Living in the Lake District was inspiration for the four seasons in the Lake district and Petra was the first person that came to mind to dye it for me.The four colourways have been developed over the last year and is now complete with the final colourway of Summer in the Lakes. They are four stunning colourways that look amazing worked up individually but Petra designed them so that they all work beautifully together as well.
For the latest design of Summer in the Lakes Petra took inspiration from Scafell pike in August with heather around.
Autumn can be purchased here was inspired by an image of the glorious multi tones of a golden Autumnal hillside reflected in the still waters of a lake with dark bare trees lining the side.
Winter can be purchased here - Like everywhere, the Lake District is magical when it has a covering of snow everywhere and that might be seen as being a typical Winter in the Lakes. I was tempted to go with that look. However, the reality and the one that speaks to me most is that for the vast majority of the winter we have snow capped hills in the distance while the rest of the scenery is most often barren, cold, and frosty with a stillness I find hard to explain eloquently.Like charcoal outlines sketched on a canvas, bare trees that stand at the edges of a lake are reflected in the water. Pale, icy blue and grey skies are highlighted by rich, deep sunsets. There is a stunning beauty in the bleakness of this amazing landscape and Petra has captured that.
Spring can be purchased here - Spring was a bit more difficult to find one particular image. One of the places that immediately came to mind was Rannerdale which has many happy memories of years gone by. Spending sunny lazy Spring days/evenings exploring with Milly, surrounded by Bluebells with the most gorgeous view of the hills and shimmering blue of the lake. As Cockermouth was the home of Wordsworth and is therefore synonymous with daffodils I wanted to convey the jaunty, sunny, positive beauty that they bring to this area in spring. The images I found of both were lovely but there wasn't one alone that conveyed how this area feels to me in spring. Petras interpretation of the images I sent her is stunning and she has once again produced a winner that feels like Spring in the Lakes.
Black Elephant yarns are all hand-dyed in Sheffield using wool which is ethically sourced, supporting communities which produce it and no animals are hurt (mulesing free)
Each order will receive one handmade glass stitch marker by Libbycraft.
Please note that the photos are for illustration purposes only and show particular colourway as accurately as is possible with hand dyed yarn. The skein you receive might differ to this photo slightly. Colours do not pool or stripe and create a nice speckled / heathered effect. There are no dye lots and each skein is unique.
***No two skeins are exactly the same, so it is recommended tp alternate skeins to achieve a blended effect.***
Machine washable in cold water but as with all wools it will last longer if hand washed and dry flat.
As a company and as a brand, Scheepjes is continuously looking for ways to innovate and create products that are both enjoyable for you and good for the planet. This led us to the creation of our newest sustainably produced and vegan friendly yarn,Scheepjes Organicon.
Made from 100% organic cotton, this yarn is part of a global movement towards reducing resource consumption and conscious production methods. Alongside the benefits of organic farming on water quality, land fertility and energy use, organic cotton is an exceptionally soft fibre that is delicate for you and your little one's skin! This makes Scheepjes Organicon a particularly suitable yarn for creating garments, stuffed toys and accessories for babies and toddlers, as well as garments for adults with a sensitive touch.
Scheepjes Organicon is available in 21 soft and fresh pastel shades with a selection of neutrals that together make gorgeous colour combinations for a wide range of projects.
Eco Conscious and Sustainable
With Scheepjes Organicon, we are taking steps towards creating a better world by promoting an eco conscious, sustainable and vegan friendly product. Through embodying the ethos of Scheepjes Organicon, we as a crafting community can work towards change together.
Scheepjes Organicon holds the GOTS certification which guarantees through traceability that the cotton has been grown on organic certified fields without the use of chemical fertilisers, farmed in a sustainable manner and in a way that ensures the continuing fertility of the land it is grown on. The dyes used are also GOTS-certified and have the highest sustainability index possible for textile manufacture.
By harnessing a 100% biological wastewater treatment approach in the production process of Scheepjes Organicon, wastewater from the production of this yarn is safely recycled and repurposed.
A vegan friendly yarn is one that contains no animal products or by-products. From the dyes used to colour this yarn, to its 100% plant-based fibre, Scheepjes Organicon respects the welfare of animals and offers a high-quality alternative for all conscious crafters.
By the talented Jane Burns, Twisted Socks has been created to add a fun and funky twist to your sock drawer. Not to mention how comfy they will feel on your feet!
Make the perfect sized socks with this flexible knitting pattern, offering 3 sizes to suit both small and large feet. All you’ll need is 1 ball of each colour to create a complete pair of Twisted Socks.In our sample, we used Scheepjes Metropolis yarn in colours 077 Quebec, 030 Toulouse and 023 Monterrey. Though with a range of 80 exciting colours to inspire you, create to your taste with Scheepjes Metropolis!
Jane Burns loves creating accessible designs and working with beautiful yarns in her projects. Her belief is that crafting should be a relaxing past-time, and strives to create projects that are both quirky, yet suitable for a range of crocheters and knitters from beginner to advanced. She has had patterns published in The Knitter, Let’s Knit, and Knit Now magazines, to name a few, as well as in previous issues of Scheepjes YARN The After Party - which you may remember - the Dino Hunter Sweater and the Sunshine Dress.