Playing With Yarn

Scheepjes Spirit

When I got my hands on Scheepjes Spirit yarn, I knew it was something special. It has a beautiful “halo” about it like a wool yarn, but it is actually a cotton blend. And the subtle monochrome color changes are to die for. I love it so much I have to tell you all about it!

Worked with these beauties this week and snapped a candid pic of them spilling out of my yarn bag ❤️❤️❤️

And then a posed shot:

US shoppers can find Spirit at LoveKnitting* for free shipping on orders over $60, international shoppers can find it at WoolWarehouse* with free delivery to the UK on orders over £25, and as always, it is available at other Scheepjes retailers.

Look at the gorgeous color range – and all of the yarns are named after animals (as in Spirit Animal!) I’m loving Grasshopper ❤️

The deets:

  • Fiber Content: 56% Cotton, 46% Acrylic
  • Needle size 1: 3.5 mm
  • Needle size 2: 4 mm
  • Ball weight: 50 gram
  • Length: 210 meter
  • Gauge: 22 stitches, 30 needles to 10 cm on 3.5 mm needles

The texture of this yarn is divine, and you can really see the richness of the color changes in this close up. 

My camera picks up so much white in the yarn, but in reality there are very subtle differences in the color changes. 

It is truly incredible how Scheepjes manages to give a Cotton blend such a soft hand like a wool blend.  And it is light as a feather. Cotton can tend to get a little heavy, with a lot of drape, and Spirit’s hollow core technology gives it a lightweight feel.

If you tuned in to my Instagram Live sessions last week, I was using this yarn to design on the fly. It’s been so much fun digging into pattern design on the live sessions, by the way! Catch me Monday-Thursday live on IG from about 12p-1p CST. 

Here is one of the Spirit projects I worked on last week, inspired by a pair of shoes I saw online that had a cool geometric patterning. It’s the beginning of a linen stitch blanket, made with a US Size 6.5mm hook and the yarn held double. Perfect for cooler weather, so watch out for this pattern in the Fall!

I also designed some Motifs! These are 4″ hexagons, one design for each beautiful shade for a design called “Tiny Garden.” I still have some more to plan out, but these shots will have to do for now. Look for the blanket pattern in a collection of pieces inspired by the nature photography and artwork of Jessica of IG @VanillaLemonCake. Coming later in the Summer! 

Looking forward to releasing these lovelies! In the meantime, get your hook into some Spirit yarn. You’ll fall in love and it’ll become a fast favorite. ❤️❤️

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