Announcement: Hygge Scheepjes CAL 2017

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It is time to announce the first big project of the year, the all new Scheepjes CAL 2017 designed by the fabulous Kirsten from Haak Maar Raak. Hygge is the name of this CAL, and I have been practicing how to pronounce it, so I hope it is at least a little correct on the video tutorials. Yes, the words many of you have been wanting to hear are out; I will be making video tutorials for the Hygge CAL.

Hygge CAL Teaser

What are we making?

We are making a long, rectangular wrap combining crochet and embroidery techniques to make a warm and cozy companion for many winter nights. The final wrap will measure approximately 190cm x 35cm. The design is new and interesting and I think an absolute winner; I have not seen a CAL quite like this before.

Don’t feel stressed about the embroidery; it consists of cross stitches only and I will show you in a video how to make them. I will give you lots of tips along the way to make your work as neat and perfect as possible.

Kits & Colorways

There are three colorways available as a kit, the Rainbow colorway, Jewel colorway and Pastel colorway. I have the Rainbow colorway that I will be using for the video tutorials, but the Pastel is also fabulous, and I really LOVE the Jewel colors. Choosing can be such a problem sometimes…..

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The kits contain all the yarn you need to make the shawl, that is 10 balls of Stone Washed and 11 balls of Catona 25g. But this CAL would not be a Scheepjes CAL without all the attention to detail and the lovely extra’s. In addition to the yarn, the kits also contain a button, a charm, a stitch marker, a yarn needle and 2 wooden ice crystals.

Hygge CAL kits

The kits are available for pre-order through Wool Warehouse and Caro’s Atelier (NL). Through the links you can make your preference known so that when the kits go on sale February 1st, you will have a higher change of getting the kit you want.

We will be making the wrap using a 4.5mm (US size 7) crochet hook. If you don’t have this one in your collection, you still have time to buy one. Clover Amour hooks are my favorite hooks.

Some logistics

Hygge CAL starts on 15 February 2017 and runs for 13 weeks. Each week a part of the pattern will be released in the International and Dutch Facebook groups as well as on the Scheepjes website. The written patterns will be available in English (US & UK Terms), Dutch and Swedish. I will have videos available in English (UK Terms) and Dutch, as well as right and left handed versions. The videos will be available through my blog, the two Facebook groups, the Scheepjes website and my YouTube channel.

Join the Dutch or International Facebook groups to share your work, ask questions and be part of a lovely new project.

Hygge CAL

I hope to see many of you on this new adventure.

With love,

Esther

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Landleven Granny Scarf and Cowl

Come to the Landleven Winterfair 2015 in Arnhem (NL) and make your very own granny square scarf or cowl at the Scheepjes stand! I will be at the Scheepjes stand all day on December 19th, 2015 to help you make this fun project.

Scheepjes at landleven winter 2015

What are we making?

We are making a fun granny square scarf or cowl. This pattern is specially made for ladies that have little experience crocheting. So bring along your best friend, even if she has never tried crochet before in her life, to come and enjoy the atmosphere and make something fun in the process.

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Need help?

I will be at the Scheepjes stand with other fabulous bloggers to help you make your cowl or scarf. But even if you don’t finish your project at the fair, help is available 24/7. I have a video for you showing how to make the projects step-by-step. This video is in DUTCH.

Which yarns?

At the fair there will be special kits available for making your cowl or scarf. The kits are available in 24 color schemes and costs less than 10 euro. Each kit contains 3 different colors of yarn, a crochet hook, a pattern and a link to the video. I am sure there will be a color combination that fits your personality perfectly!

Scheepjes mix yarn

Want to see the scarf and cowl?

Here a part of the scarf and cowl we will be making.

scheepjes scarf in the making

Come on over for a cuppa and enjoy the fair with us. Will I see you there?

With love,

Esther

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Almejas shawl

The designer of the Almejas shawl, Annelies Baes, who also designed the Flight of Fancy CAL, asked me to make a short video showing how to make the stitch used in her design because she noticed that people were having trouble with it. I am happy to help any of you so I said yes.

I used fabulous, hand dyed yarn by Malabrigo. I used Malabrigo Sock for the inner part of the shawl and Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca for the board. Honestly, this yarn is pure luxury! And as always with good quality luxury products, it does not come cheap. The Malabrigo company works with yarn batches, which means that all their yarns are limited editions. Realistically I don’t think the colors I used will still be available, but that is not a problem in my opinion. I LOVE all the Malabrigo colors!

malabrigo yarn

The shawl has an intricate shell stitch making the center of the shawl. It is this stitch that Annelies asked me to show you. I have a short video in English and Dutch showing how to make the center stitches. I don’t show how to make the entire pattern. If you want to make a shawl of your own you must first purchase the pattern.

When your shawl is finished it is a delicate shawl perfect for wearing to a party. Looking closely at the stitches you see the delicate and  subtle color change of the hand dyed yarn. The people making this yarn are serious professionals in my opinion.

almejas shawl

almejas shawl

almejas shawl

almejas shawl

I would love to see your wraps. Share them on my Facebook page.

With love,

Esther

 

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