I recently received a shipment of yarn from Scheepjes Yarns, and I cannot stop brainstorming projects with this giant stash of Stone Washed and Stone Washed XL. Scheepjes was generous enough to provide one in every color. I made some yarn pegs to play palette mixer later, and then got to work designing. I truly love this yarn!
Find Stonewashed and its XL buddy at LoveKnitting* (US), WoolWarehouse* (UK), and KnottyHouse* (CA), and other Scheepjes retailers. Trust me, you can put 10 random colors in your shopping cart and it’ll make a smashing palette.
Obviously I’ve said this a hundred times, but this may be my favorite Scheepjes yarn… I’m swooning over my own photographs of it while putting together this post, and that’s saying something!
If you’re wondering the difference between the original and XL versions, check out these two. They’re both the “Enstatite” color and it’s easy to see the thickness comparison.
The best kind of yarn is a cotton acrylic blend imo… but many brands can be so heavy. Stone Washed is specially crafted with a hollow core, so it is as light as a feather. Even the XL is light. This means I can make small, insanely plush XL blankets using a larger hook to add in some extra drape. (I’m making one using a 6.5mm hook right now!)
Stop scrolling now if you don’t want to spend all your pocket money on a cartful of yarny gorgeousness..
Okay still with me?? Then peep this shade card of the new colors recently released. Wowzers!! (Photo copyright Scheepjes Yarns.)
You know I had to go back and revisit an old pattern – Wildflower – and give it a reboot.
But I have a confession to make. Someone told me Stone Washed XL’s thickness may not be suitable for blankets. Gasp! This blanket-obsessed crafter was both offended and challenged at the same time. Soooo you can stay tuned for some patterns which feature both thicknesses of this amazing yarn. Together forever!
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Categories: Playing With Yarn