MORE New Yarn: Scheepjes Spirit

Following on from the launch of Scheepjes Secret Garden (review here) there is yet more glorious new yarn to show you! It has been a while since I got my hands on the first sample* balls of Scheepjes Spirit, and it's taken a lot of will-power not to spill the beans as this is definitely another of my favourite Scheepjes yarns. (This post includes stockist affiliate links.)

That's a pretty big claim, but one I can summarise with three simple facts (a) it feels a lot like Scheepjes Stone Washed, (b) it's fingering weight/ 4ply, and (c) it comes in a selection of gorgeous semi-solid shades. In other words, it's another yarn that has been on my 'wish list' for some time. And it's just as good as I'd imagined.


The Particulars


  • Spirit is comprised of 56% cotton and 44% acrylic (so it's great for those who don't use wool) .
  • It comes in 50g / 210m balls. 
  • Items made from this yarn are washable at 40C, should be dried flat and can be ironed on a medium heat. They may also be dry cleaned.
  • It has a recommended needle/hook size of 3.5 - 4mm. 
  • Each colourway is named after a different 'spirit animal' including Wolf, Dolphin, Grasshopper and Dragonfly - and the colours reflect the creatures they represent (see official poster, below). 
  • The balls include 'easy start' tabs, which makes working from the centre of the ball a doddle (if you're not sure about the benefits of a centre-pull ball, see this post.) 
  • Scheepjes Spirit will be available from Deramores*, Wool Warehouse* and other Scheepjes stockists next week.

Overview

I predict this is a yarn that garment- and accessory-makers will love due to the colours, the generous meterage (it's truly a fingering weight yarn), and also because it feels so lovely next to the skin. The cotton-to-acrylic ratio is different to Scheepjes Stone Washed but if you've used that before, you'll have a good idea how it feels.

It'll be interesting to see how it fares in high friction areas of garments (my Stone Washed items have pilled a bit through excessive use) and I'll be able to keep you posted on that as I have both knit and crochet projects planned with it.

As I write this post the first is already in progress - it's a cute crochet shawl. Here's a little peek... 


If you come back next week I'll show you how to work the very simple stitch pattern, which is perfect for beginners. I'll be publishing the pattern here (for free) in a few weeks, and by then the yarn will be available to purchase. Until then, keep an eye on Instagram for more pictures.



*Scheepjes supplied samples in return for my feedback, and review. All views are entirely my own and completely honest. CftC is part of the Wool Warehouse and Deramores affiliate programmes - thank you for using the affiliate links in this post - it helps to fund the free patterns and tutorials on this blog. 

3 comments

  1. OMG! My bank account is crying... this looks fab! xx

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    1. It really is yummy! And if you already love Stone Washed this is a cert!

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    2. So is my bank account, but I had to order the lapghan kit made with Spirit. Cannot wait.

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