Issue 5 of YARN book-a-zine: WOMAN

Issue 5 of YARN book-a-zine has freshly come out of print and safely arrived to my place yesterday. It was probably one of the most exciting and impatiently awaited YARN project I have contributed to. Because… Because it’s very personal. Because it tells the story of our Scheepjes bloggers Tribe. And my own story. And besides that lots of wonderful crochet and knitting pattern inside.
Amethyst Dress crochet pattern - YARN 5 book-a-zine by Scheepjes - www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Photo credit: Scheepjes

As women, we can wear many different “hats” throughout our lives: daughter, sister, mother, wife, friend. These are roles that unite us, and can sometimes define us. But more importantly, throughout the many roles we play in our lives, we grow and develop. We become stronger, more confident and wiser. 

In this 5th issue of YARN book-a-zine, we explore and celebrate the similarities and differences that unite us together as women. We join hand in hand with women of different ages, cultures, shapes and sizes, to bring you design that tells our stories.
Intro from YARN 5

If this is the first time you come across YARN, it’s a biannual book-a-zine published by Scheepjes yarn company. It combines the features of both a magazine and a book. And each issue is themed, so you can create your own collection. This is the fifth book-a-zine called WOMAN, and you can check previous issues HERE.
YARN 5 book-a-zine - Scheepjes - review by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

No need to say I love each and everyone, and not because I am one of the contributing designers. I like the whole concept of this edition, I like the styling and thick quality paper. And I know that YARN is a true labor of love. It’s created by creative and friendly people who are passionate about yarn and crafts.
YARN 5 book-a-zine - Scheepjes - review by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

I am not sure I can describe with words what YARN 5 is about. So probably the pictures can speak better. This issue includes 14 crochet and knitting patterns (garments, shawls, wraps, blankets, tablecloth, pillows and accessories). In this issue you will also find a “Must-Haves” guide about stylish and handy crafty tools and accessories, and get acquainted with Anne Ten Donkelaar, a designer and artist.
Our Tribe yarn by Scheepjes

And the central chapter is devoted to Scheepjes Bloggers group (or, Tribe, as we call it). You’ll meet all bloggers – super creative, lovely and friendly ladies and one man, and you’ll learn more about individuals colorways of brand new yarn Our Tribe by Scheepjes (reviewed HERE). And because we are talking about Our Tribe yarn now, be sure to check an article by Tammy of Canadutch who swatched each and every colorway for you to see the colorchanges.
Our Tribe yarn by Scheepjes
Photo credit: Canadutch

I will not show you all designs included in YARN 5 (you can see previews on Ravelry HERE), but I just have to tell you about my own designs. Which I am very proud of.

One of them is Amethyst Dress – my latest challenge in garment design and sizing. The dress uses Whirl* and Whirlette* yarns in matching and gorgeous lavender shades. The construction is very simple: square yoke is growing down to an A-shaped skirt. And the dress comes in 5 sizes (S-XXL).

Amethyst Dress crochet pattern - YARN 5 book-a-zine by Scheepjes - www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Photo credit: Scheepjes
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And another design I contributed to YARN 5 is Techno Clutch made in tapestry crochet with 10g mini skeins of Catona* yarn (or ‘cuties pies’).
Techno Clutch tapestry crochet pattern - YARN 5 book-a-zine by Scheepjes - www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Photo credit: Scheepjes
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Techno Clutch tapestry crochet pattern - YARN 5 book-a-zine by Scheepjes - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

I was a bit in a hurry wanting to show you newest issue of YARN book-a-zine, and I didn’t really have time to sit down and carefully read it through. So please, excuse me, I am off to read.

And you can grab your own copy (in English or in Dutch) in your local Scheepjes shops or via online retailers : Caro’s Atelier* (IN STOCK!!! - NL and Europe), Wool Warehouse* and Black Sheep Wools* - will be in stock any day now (UK with international shipping), and Knotty House* (Canada). Enjoy!

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  1. Your dress design is stunning ! I immediately add it to my Ravelry queue ! *.*

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