I would like to announce that I will be doing video tutorials for the Demelza blanket designed by Catherine Bligh. The blanket has been inspired by the character Demelza from Poldark, a series of novels written by Winston Graham in the 20th century and recently adapted for television by the BBC.
The design is completed and is available in English and Dutch. You can jump right in and start making it or you can join me and a lovely group of ladies and make your Demelza blanket as part of a crochet along.
You need about 3300 meters of yarn for this project. I am using Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn in 13 lovely colors. At this point I have no idea on my colorway (that’s normal for me), so I don’t know exactly how much of each color I will be using. I expect to need 2 or 3 balls of each color.
I am using the following colors: Moonstone (801), Boulder Opal (804), Canada Jade (806), Red Jasper (807), Corundum Ruby (808), Deep Amethyst (811), Lemon Quartz (812), Amazonite (813), Green Agate (815), Coral (816), Citrine (817), Lilac Quartz (818), and New Jade (819). I will be using a 3.5mm hook in combination with the Stone Washed yarn.
Scheepjes Stone Washed is a mix fiber with a cotton center and an acrylic outer layer. This mix gives it a very unique look and feel. The yarn comes in 23 shades and two weights. I am using the regular version which is a fingering/4-ply weight yarn, but it also comes in worsted/aran weight variety known as Stone Washed XL. You can buy Scheepjes Stone Washed and Stone Washed XL from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Deramores (UK), Paradise Fibers (US/CA), Caro’s Atelier (NL), or your local Scheepjes Stockist.
Joining the CAL
The Demelza blanket is already completed and if you want to you can start right away. However, I will be publishing my videos as part of the Facebook group Pippin Crochet Club that are hosting the Demelza blanket as a CAL. If you want to partake in this CAL, join the Pippin Crochet Club.
If you love Scheepjes Stone Washed, go over to the Pippin Crochet Club where they will be running a yarny giveaway next week. You will be have the opportunity to win a beautiful kit containing all 23 colors in the Scheepjes Stone Washed range. This giveaway is made possible by Scheepjes.
I will release my videos in line with the CAL starting august 25, 2016. After that a new video will be released every two weeks for a total of 7 videos. If you follow along with the CAL, you will have your Demelza blanket ready end of November. Perfect timing for a beautiful Christmas gift.
I hope to see you all at the start of this new project.