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Review of Scheepjes Boxed Set of 50 Stone & River Washed Yarns

For lovers of 1960s and 70s style Crocheted clothes and homewares read on......Recently I invested in a wonderful boxed set of 50 ten gram balls of Scheepjes Stone Washed & River Washed yarns, having seen someone share a pic of theirs online.  I simply had to buy one straight away even though I had no project in mind. It costs around £26.25 plus postage and I got mine from the woolwarehouse.co.uk who sent my order quickly and well packed.  Initially I intended just to keep and look at it, it gives me the same feeling as a brand new box of paints or a calorie free box of chocolates!!



The yarn is 78% cotton and 22% acrylic and is the first top quality I've used in my recent foray into continual crocheting (I'm literally hooked!) It's soft, strong and there is a distinct difference between the stone and river washed effects - the river washed has a fluffier finish and is two tone with seemingly the outer fluffy layer being the contrast colour. The stone wash has a far subtler colour change from dark to light within the yarn. With the vast array of up to the minute colours to choose from, the pack is very inspirational and is a great help in thinking of interesting colour combinations.

Happily I came across a 1960s knitting and crochet pattern for a 'Coat of Many Colours". This involves making 114 squares measuring 2.5 inches across and then adding a knitted border and sleeves. I decided to dive into my colour box of Scheepjes and am delighted so far!



I've ordered 5 more 50gm balls of the Smokey Quartz stonewashed wool for the edging and sleeves. It was very hard to choose which colour to use as I love every single colour in this box!  I am impressed with how far the 10 gm or 26 metre long balls go in the box and would definitely recommend this to other crafters, in fact I fully intend to buy another box when this one's gone! 

I have now completed this project and actually adapted the vintage pattern heavily to suit this yarn weight and to make a waistcoat instead. Click here for my adapted pattern should you wish to have a go.



(note this is not an ad I paid for the box myself.)
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