Cahlista: a new project on my list

How many wips and project ideas do you have? My list is growing every day and I start to feel hopeless. I wish I knew the place where I could buy extra time and preferably extra hands. But anyway! At the moment I am working on at least three projects. One of them is super (super!!) secret (and I am afraid I can explode of excitement before I am free to show you…). Another project is currently in test and should be released soon. And I have already started to plan a new crochet project. And today I would like to show you the yarn I chose.
Cahlista yarn by Scheepjes - review - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Well, to be honest that will be not a totally new design but a remake of something “old”. Or better to say an old project with a new shape. I was receiving lots of queries about it, and probably the right time has come!

And I have chosen Cahlista yarn by Scheepjes. It’s a recent addition to Scheepjes line of cotton yarns, this time in aran weight. Cahlista comes in nice 50g (1.76 ounces) skeins and (jaw dropping) 109 (!) colors!! With lots of shades and sub-shades of all rainbow colors. Bright, neon, pale, dusty – any variations you could wish! The yardage is usual for aran yarns – each skein has approx. 85 meters (93 yards).
Cahlista yarn by Scheepjes - review - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

And what I find very exciting about Cahlista is that ALL 109 shades are also available in 15g skeins as a Colour Pack*.
Cahlista yarn by Scheepjes - review - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

You can have a look at all colors in Scheepjes local stores as well as at Wool Warehouse* and Black Sheep Wools* (both in UK with international shipping), Caro’s Atelier* (NL) and Knotty House* (Canada).

As mentioned already Cahlista is an aran weight yarn. It's pretty stiff and I am not sure if you can use it for garments and clothes accessories. But it’s definitely ideal for different kinds of home décor, like pillows, bags, maybe bathmats, potholders, trivets and blankets, of course!
Cahlista yarn by Scheepjes - review - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

So far I have only used Cahlista once for my Geometric Mandala hotpads. And since then I have been planning a new design for this yarn.
Geometric Mandala Hotpad - crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

It’s 100% cotton, but not mercerized. Very natural in feel and look and with no gloss. The twist is not very strong, and sometimes the yarn can split. But with right type of the hook this effect is minimized. I have noticed that with Clover Amour crochet hook* Cahlista is worked up really well. The label recommends 4.5mm-5mm hook and this just the same size I felt comfortable with Cahlista.

Except of Geometric Mandala I don’t have anything to show you at the moment. Yet. But be sure to check fantastic and FREE patterns designed by my fellow blogger friends. One of them is One Step Beyond blanket by Martin Up North in mosaic crochet (he has also created an incredible Move On Up Wrap with 99 mini skeins from Cahlista Colour Pack!).
One Step Beyond blanket - FREE crochet pattern by @martinupnorth
Photo credit: Martin Up North

 And Every Bit A Blanket by Susan of Felted Button (free pattern is available HERE).

Every Bit A Blanket - FREE crochet pattern by www.feltedbutton.com
Photo credit: Felted Button

I am very curious how my own idea will work and if I chose the right colors. Time will show!


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1 comment

  1. Oi, provavelmente seu projeto será um sucesso; pois tem bom gosto e criatividade.
    Aqui no Brasil temos dificuldades com fios. Para importar a taxa é altíssima... Fico com água na boca quando vejo estes fios maravilhosos que têm à disposição por aí.
    Estou fascinada com este "crochê arte" e estou tentando "criar" algumas coisas.

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