Ok, I’m in trouble now! I have more than enough yarn to crochet until the end of my days. But, Scheepjes has just released 5 new colours of their Whirl yarn… And of course I need to have one (or more)!
I’m having a hard time choosing. On the one hand I love the subtle ombre of Peppermint Patty Cake. But on the other hand I also love the bold colours of Rosewater Cocktail! How should I choose? If you want to order them, they’re available at Woolwarehouse (UK), among other retailers!
In case you aren’t familiar with Scheepjes Whirl, here are all the details. Whirl is a gradient yarn with a beautiful twined thread. This means that it crochets or knits up beautifully and you’re less likely to split the yarn while working, something which happens quite often to me when I work with gradient yarns. The colours change one ply at a time. One cake contains 1000m (1km!) of yarn, which is more than enough for a big shawl. It’s a fingering cotton/acrylic mix which makes it washer friendly. Can you tell I’m a fan?
Inspirational Whirl projects
There are already so many gorgeous projects with Whirl out there! For example, the ‘Spotting Clouds’ top by A spoonful of Yarn (crochet):
And I designed a Whirl-shawl that was published in Scheepjes’ After Party, the Stormy day shawl (crochet):
My friend Tammy from Canadutch designed this gorgeous illusion knitting shawl called ‘Read between the lines’ made with two skeins of Whirl. The pattern is a supplement of the knitting magazine ‘The knitter’ and is available online (knitting):
And what about this gorgeous dress by Lilla Bjorn crochet, the Nori dress (crochet):
And if you’re a fan of blankets, I designed the free crochet pattern ‘Raspberry road blanket‘ especially for Whirl (crochet):
I’m contemplating which of the two cakes I’m going to get… Well, who am I kidding. I’ll probably get both.