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New year, new project!

Last week I completed my African Sunset Temperature Scarf using Scheepjes Merino Soft yarn. This yarn is so soft and squishy, and I like it so much that I want to make something with it again. So, new year, new yarn, and a new project!

I know many of you, including me, LOVE the color changing Scheepjes Whirl yarns. Did you know that Scheepjes Merino Soft also comes as a Whirl? The yarn is are called Whirl Fine Art, and it has the same fiber contents and thickness as the Merino Soft, but with the color changes of the Whirl. The fiber contents is 50% superwash merino, 25% microfiber and 25% acryl, and the yarn is a slightly thicker than double knit and works up perfectly with a 4.5mm or 5.0mm hook.

So what I want to do is the following; I want to take one of the Whirl Fine Arts, and then extend it either side with the same color that is at the outer and inner ends. You see, many of the Whirl Fine Arts have perfect matches with the Merino Soft range. On her blog, Simy Somer goes into all the beautiful details of the matching Whirl Fine Arts.

Photo courtesy: Simy Somer

Merino Soft and Whirl Fine Art are available from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Black Sheep Wools (UK), Caro’s Atelier (NL/BE), Creahuys41 (NL), and many Scheepjes Stockists world wide.

I am a fan of purple, so it didn’t take me long to decide which combination of Whirl Fine Art and Merino Soft I was going to go for. My favorite combination is Whirl Fine Art Impressionism with Merino Soft Bellini and Chagall. I have about 5 balls of each of the Merino Soft and a Whirl Fine Art all ready to go.

So what’s the plan you ask? I am going to turn this into a wrap, or a shawl, many knit it, maybe crochet it. As you can tell, not quite sure what I am going to make. The coming week I will figure this out, so be sure to pop by next week when I will let you know how things are going!

With love,
Esther

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