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Scheepjes Whirl

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MeltingMacaron Tue 17-Jul-18 21:18:27

I'm knitting the Read Between the Lines shawl pattern by Tammy Canavan Soldaat. It was in The Knitter magazine issue 113. The yarn is Scheepjes Whirl a cotton acrylic blend. Has anyone else made this shawl or using this yarn for another project? I love the colour combinations and the gradual way the colours change. I'm using Sherbet Rainbow and Rosewater Cocktail.

SueDonim Tue 17-Jul-18 21:29:49

Lovely! I must go and check out those colours.

I've used Melting Macaron to make a star blanket for a new grandchild and Blackcurrent Squeeze Me for a lace wrap for a friend.

I'm nearing the end of a shawl with Poppin Candy for myself. They're all crochet projects.

SueDonim Tue 17-Jul-18 21:31:15

I've looked at your colours - they are cracking!

Bathsheba Tue 17-Jul-18 21:45:24

I've just been to look at this yarn. It is absolutely gorgeous, but..... 2 ply, oh my goodness shock. My arthritic fingers don't even like knitting with 4 ply, and I'm sure I would never, ever have the patience to knit with such a fine yarn - doesn't it take forever to finish anything?

SueDonim Tue 17-Jul-18 21:53:37

It's thicker than 2ply, Bathsheba. More like a four ply. It's so soft and silky and gorgeous to work with.

MeltingMacaron Tue 17-Jul-18 21:59:54

Thank you. Combining the two - you work two rows of one then two rows of the other, it's gone from a turquoise-blue and yellow to a minty green and deep pink so far.

I have been exceptionally extravagant buying this yarn. Waiting in the wings, I have:

Blackcurrant Squeeze Me
Banana Cream Hi
Salted Caramel Matcha
Blueberry BamBam
Caramel Core Blimey and of course

I think Poppin Candy would go well with MeltingMacaron.

There's a crochet version of the knitted shawl I'm making called Crochet Between The Lines which two of these Whirls are destined for ... but which ones?

When you say star blanket do you mean a star-shaped blanket or star stitch?

Have you ever crocheted the virus shawl? I think the gradual colour changes in Whirl would work really well with that.

Bathsheba Tue 17-Jul-18 22:03:46

It's thicker than 2ply, Bathsheba. More like a four ply. It's so soft and silky and gorgeous to work with.
Oh, this is sounding a bit more promising. But then I do struggle with traditional 4 ply to be truthful.... It looks so gorgeous though! Perhaps I'll be tempted to try some for the long winter evenings.

SueDonim Wed 18-Jul-18 00:17:11

No, I haven't done the Virus. I only came back to crochet last year, after decades! The shawl I'm doing now is Lost in Time. I'm on the penultimate colour change and hoping I have enough to finish the edging.

Bathsheba, I haven't knitted with it but I think it would make a lovely lacy garment on relatively large needles.

I'd happily buy all the colours and just look at them in awe!

MeltingMacaron Wed 18-Jul-18 12:41:21

Ply can be very misleading when manufacturers really mean weight. I've seen Whirl described as both 2 ply and 4 ply. When I look I can see 6 fine strands plied together so technically it's 6 ply!

In weight, I'd say Whirl is closer to a fine sock yarn e.g. Lang Jawoll which you can buy from Loop Islington. It comes in a range of beautiful jewel colours see here but Whirl is must softer to work with. It glides off the needles.

I've been browsing the Lost in Time projects on Ravelry. Inspiring colourways. Must crack on with RBTL and then decide what to do with the other 6km of Whirl I have!

SueDonim Wed 18-Jul-18 13:10:36

6 kilometres! That's one way to look at it. grin