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Since reveal of Spirits of Life Wrap a few weeks ago (you can see pictures HERE), I have received lots of questions about the difficulty level of this project. I can’t tell you exactly if this project is right for you or not, as all intermediate and even beginner patterns vary and differ a lot.
To help you find the answer, I have created a list of techniques used in my CAL. I didn’t use any intricate or very difficult stitches. All stitches are usual and very common, but sometimes their placement can be tricky. Please, study the information below and make small samples in each technique. I would say that most of intermediate crocheters should handle them without any problem. Is you are an “adventurous” beginner who like challenges and to learn new things – you can absolutely try this out as well.
Note: translations to other languages are being revised at the moment and will be added shortly. Thank you for being patient.
Important Notes - Afrikaans
Important Notes - Czech
Important Notes - Danish
Important Notes - Dutch
Important Notes - English (US)
Important Notes - English (UK)
Important Notes - Finnish
Important Notes - French
Important Notes - German
Important Notes - Hebrew
Important Notes - Norwegian
Important Notes - Polish
Important Notes - Portuguese
Important Notes - Spanish
Important Notes - Swedish
Important Notes - Russian
Three techniques were used to create this pattern: Overlay crochet, Mosaic crochet and C2C (corner-to-corner crochet). If you make a small sample in each technique and feel comfortable with following instructions – then you can be sure Spirits of Life CAL is right for you. If you have any difficulties, you still have enough time to practice and improve your skills.
A very important note for those who will be doing the CAL with official kits by Scheepjes. As in any other CAL the gauge plays a VERY important role. In each part of the pattern I will give you exact amount of every shade used (in grams). If you stay within this amount – you will be fine and yarn will be enough. If you use more yarn, you have a risk to run out of some shades…
I know that many of you are interested in exact shades and yardages of Spirit and Catona used for Spirits of Life Wrap. At the moment I am not free to reveal this information, but it will be released later. So please, be patient.
Just to remind you, Spirits of Life wrap comes in three colour ways: Spirit of the Lake, Spirit of the Volcano and Spirit of the Orchid. Each sample is made with mixture of two Scheepjes yarns: Spirit and Catona (reviewed HERE and HERE).
You add can this project to your Ravelry Queue.
Official kits produced and nicely packed by Scheepjes in all three colorways are already available for pre-order via some local stockiest (also at Knotty House* (Canada) and will be available for purchase at large retailers, such as Wool Warehouse HERE* and Deramores* (both in UK with international shipping), Loveknitting* (US) on September 27th, 2017.
The CAL will be hosted in Official CCC Social group on Facebook which will provide you with needed information and support. However to join the CAL you don’t need to be on Facebook or member of this group, as each part will be published in free access on my blog.
I will give you more details about the CAL soon (like materials, gauge and other). And we begin on October 18th!
See you soon!
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