Mainly working in overlay crochet I usually use stiff cotton in solid shades. And I don’t have a good overview about what is happening in yarn world at the moment. But when I touched Spirit yarn, it felt like I should put aside all my overlay work for a while and make something with this yarn.
First what you think when see Spirit is that it reminds famous Stone Washed* line very much (read review HERE). And it’s true that construction of the thread is the same. But there are also two main differences: Spirit is fingering weight, and it comes in 13 different semi-solid shades. So if you are familiar with Stone Washed already and like this yarn, now there is an opportunity to create more gentle and draping garments and blankets with the same look and feel.
I am always impressed how creative Scheepjes team is and how they always create a story behind each new yarn line. Every shade of Spirit is named after an animal. What is your Spirit Animal? Look at this chart and choose one.
The shades are gorgeous. They are bright and dusty at the same time. And play of colors in every skein is so rich.
In my opinion this yarn is good both for knitting and crochet. Even made with single crochet stitches the fabric is very fine and gentle, and it will be light as a feather in lace. To give you an idea what color changes look like, I’ve made two small samples. The upper is knitted with garter stitch, and bottom is crocheted with single crochet (US). There is a slight difference in how the yarn is “talking”, isn’t? I chose knitting for my new project, but I am sure there will be something in crochet very soon, too.
Here are several facts about Spirit yarn:
- Scheepjes Spirit is a fine mix of 56% cotton and 44% acrylic, which results in a natural, soft and warm "look and feel". Animal friendly and suitable if you have wool allergy.
- This yarn comes in balls of 50g with yardage 210m.
- 3.5-4mm needles and crochet hook are recommended
- It is machine washable at 40 degrees and can be ironed with medium heat. Though I would still wash projects made with this yarn by hand, and lay flat to dry.
- Every skein has an “Easy start” label (a feature of many Scheepjes yarns) which helps to easily find a tail inside the ball.
I am dying to show you my newest project made with Spirit yarn. And what would you use it for?
Spirit yarn will be available for purchase via Wool Warehouse*, Deramores* and in your local Scheepjes shops very soon.
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