The response to my first announcement for Nuts About Squares has been overwhelming! Today I want to give you more information about the type of yarn in each kit and the amount of yarn that you will need per yarn weight.
What are we making again?
During 15 weeks, starting March 31st, we are making a blanket with 35 textured squares and a border. Depending on which kit you have and your personal tension your blanket will be about 130cm x 180cm for the Colour Crafter blanket, 115cm x 160cm for the Stone Washed blanket, and 100cm x 140cm for the Sunkissed blanket. Each week there will be English video tutorials as well as links to the original written patterns in English and Dutch.
There are three colorways available as kits for this CAL, one in Scheepjes Color Crafter, one in Scheepjes Sunkissed and one in Scheepjes Stone Washed. Each kit contains 6 colors and has its own look around the theme “Earth, Sea and Sky”.
I have kits available for all three original Nuts About Squares Colorways in my SHOP HERE.
Nuts About Squares – EARTH in Scheepjes stone Washed
Nuts About Squares – SEA in Scheepjes Colour Crafter
Nuts About Squares – SKY in Scheepjes Sunkissed
Each kit contains 6 colors which I have labeled colors A to F. I will be referring to these color labels during the entire CAL when specifying colorways for each square.
|Color||Earth (kit) |
|Sea (kit) |
| Sky (kit) |
|A||Brown Agate (822)||Den Helder (1068)||Ocean Side (06)|
|B||Boulder Opal (804)||Texel (1019)||Sand Dunes (02)|
|C||Green Agate (815)||Zwolle (1082)||Summer Rain (17)|
|D||Amazonite (813)||Alkmaar (1708)||Soft Cloud (16)|
|E||New Jade (819)||Almelo (1316)||Rock Pool (01)|
|F||Moon Stone (801)||Zandvoort (1218)||Strawberry Ice (09)|
Nuts about the Earth – Sport weight mixed fiber kit
The six colors that make up the Nuts about the Earth kit are inspired by earth tones and include brown, green and blue shades. Scheepjes Stone Washed is an acrylic/cotton sport weight yarn blend and comes in 50g balls with 130 meters per ball. The kit contains 38 balls (4940 meters) of yarn in the following distribution:
- 9 x Brown Agate (822) – Color A
- 7 x Boulder Opal (804) – Color B
- 5 x Green Agate (815) – Color C
- 6 x Amazonite (813) – Color D
- 6 x New Jade (819) – Color E
- 5 x Moon Stone (801) – Color F
Alternative yarns and colors for “Nuts about the Earth”
If you love the colors of Nuts about the Earth, but you are looking for a different yarn I would like to make two suggestions. These suggestions will not be available as a kit, so you will have to select the individual balls from your retailer.
|Color||Earth (kit) |
|A||9 x Brown Agate|
|4 x Haarlem|
|6 x Dark Brown|
|B||7 x Boulder Opal|
|3 x Veenendaal|
|5 x Light Brown|
|C||5 x Green Agate|
|2 x Bastogne|
|3 x Sea Green|
|D||6 x Amazonite|
|3 x Urk|
|4 x Light Pastel|
|E||6 x New Jade|
|3 x Goes|
|4 x Pastel Green|
|F||5 x Moon Stone|
|2 x Veviers|
|3 x Natural|
Color Crafter is a DK yarn meaning you will need a 4.0mm (US G/6) and 4.5mm (US 7) hook to make your blanket. Cotton 8 is a Fingering weight yarn and you will need a 3.0mm (US D/3) and 3.5mm (US E/4) hook. Please note the sizes of these blankets will be different to the original Nuts about the Earth blanket.
Nuts about the Sea – Double Knit acrylic yarn kit
The six colors that make up the Nuts about the Sea kit are inspired by the ocean and include blue, green and purple shades. Scheepjes Color Crafter is a premium acrylic, double knit weight yarn and comes in 100g balls with 300 meters per ball. The kit contains 17 balls (5100 meters) of yarn in the following distribution:
- 4 x Den Helder (1068) – Color A
- 3 x Texel (1019) – Color B
- 2 x Zwolle (1082) – Color C
- 3 x Alkmaar (1708) – Color D
- 3 x Almelo (1316) – Color E
- 2 x Zandvoort (1218) – Color F
Alternative yarn and colors for “Nuts about the Sea”
If you are looking for a cotton alternative to Nuts about the Sea I would like to make a suggestion for yarn colors using Cotton 8. This suggestion will not be available as a kit.
|Color||Sea (kit) |
| Sea |
|A||4 x Den Helder (1068)||6 x Turquoise (712)|
|B||3 x Texel (1019)||5 x Light Turquoise (622)|
|C||2 x Zwolle (1082)||3 x Blue-Grey (506)|
|D||3 x Alkmaar (1708)||4 x Navy (527)|
|E||3 x Almelo (1316)||4 x Pastel Green (664)|
|F||2 x Zandvoort (1218) / Barneveld (1005)||3 x Natural (501)|
Nuts about the Sky – Fingering weight cotton yarn kit
The six colors that make up the Nuts about the Sky kit are inspired by a sunset on a warm summer day and includes blue, grey and pink shades. Scheepjes Sunkissed is a pure cotton, fingering weight yarn. Sunkissed is slightly color changing, if you prefer solid shades, Scheepjes Cotton 8 is the exact same weight and a perfect alternative. Scheepjes Sunkissed and Cotton 8 come in 50g balls with 170 meters per ball. The kit contains 25 balls (4250 meters) of yarn in the following distribution:
- 6 x Ocean Side (06) – Color A
- 5 x Sand Dunes (02) – Color B
- 3 x Summer Rain (17) – Color C
- 4 x Soft Cloud (16) – Color D
- 4 x Rock Pool (01) – Color E
- 3 x Strawberry Ice (09) – Color F
Alternative yarn and colors for “Nuts about the Sky”
If you are looking for an acrylic or double knit alternative to Nuts about the Sky I would like to make a suggestion for yarn colors using Colour Crafter. This suggestion will not be available as a kit.
| Sky (kit) |
|A||4 x Dordrecht (1062)||6 x Ocean Side (06)|
|B||3 x Veenendaal (1064)||5 x Sand Dunes (02)|
|C||2 x Sint Niklaas (2019)||3 x Summer Rain (17)|
|D||3 x Hasselt (2010)||4 x Soft Cloud (16)|
|E||3 x Rotterdam (1063)||4 x Rock Pool (01)|
|F||2 x Sittard (1130)||3 x Strawberry Ice (09)|
It is a Double Knit yarn and you will need a 4.0mm (US G/6) and 4.5mm (US 7) hook to make your blanket. Please note the size of this blankets will be different to the original Nuts about the Sky blanket.
Make your own “Nuts about …” colorway
If you have one of the three kits for this CAL you can follow the colorway that I will specify each week. However, you are more than welcome to follow your own colorway. To make your own colorway, choose 6 colors you like and that work well together. Then determine which color you want to be color A, which color B, etc. Color A is used the most in the blanket and will be the main color. Colors E and F are accent colors and it works best if colors E and F are lighter or contrasting to color A. Colors B, C, and D are used about equally. Determine the yarn weight of the yarn that you are using to determine how much yarn you will need. The three kits give you yarn amounts for three different yarn weights.
If you make your own colorway I would love it if you give it a name. I have named my colorways “Nuts about the Earth“, “Nuts about the Sea” and “Nuts about the Sky” because these are things that inspired the colorway. What inspires your colorway?
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