Rozeta Scheepjes CAL 2019: Introduction



Hey! I know you have been impatiently waiting for the new Scheepjes CAL to be announced. And believe me, I have been waiting for this very moment even more impatiently. After almost two years of secret work finally here it is. Rozeta CAL! My pride, my dream and probably my most epic design!

What is the Rozeta CAL


Rozeta CAL is a rectangular blanket inspired by stained glass Gothic windows and magic of Northern Lights. Two different techniques were used to design this blanket: tapestry and overlay crochet. Round “flower” mandala is first framed with textured border and then squared up with corners. A rectangular tapestry panel is added at the bottom of the blanket. And finally, a stained glass border is crocheted around entire piece.

Inspiration


I’ve been a part of Scheepjes bloggers tribe for 4 years now (can you imagine it’s been 4 years already?!), and every year I enjoyed seeing and being a part – in a way – of annual Scheepjes CAL’s. I was observing from a distance and admiring all stunning designs and skills put into creating them.

Before Scheepjes approached me with a new CAL offer two years ago, I already had a few design ideas in mind which, I thought, would work nicely as crochet-a-longs. But after I felt brave enough to take this challenge and responsibility, I made quite a few swatches and apparently none of my ideas worked…

It felt like Rozeta was waiting for me from the very beginning. A picture of a stunning cathedral window literally “jumped” on me one day from Pinterest. And from that very moment I knew for sure I wanted to design a large stained glass mandala.

Word “Rozeta” is a Czech term in architecture describing large round stained glass window usually placed above the entrance of the buildings.

After first small test samples were finished, I thought that Our Tribe yarn would be perfect for this design. Its soft and beautiful color changes reminded me of Northern Lights which I have never seen in real life, but have been dreaming of. And suddenly I felt that it would be great to create my own “northern lights”, like looking at them through a beautiful “rozeta” window in different times of the day.

Here are several close-up to show magic colour changes and texture. And hopefully you’ll feel the drape of Rozeta blankets.

Not that I got a chance to create a design of my dream, I also developed a special colorway of Our Tribe yarn especially for Rozeta CAL – it’s called Lilla 2.

Our Tribe colorways were then “translated” into a brighter version with Colour Crafter yarn. I tried to keep the same look (each Our Tribe shade is presented with two Colour Crafter shades), with even bigger splash of colourful happiness! Both versions are very soft and drapey, and Colour Crafter blankets are a little bit bigger in size. I am in love with both!

Add Rozeta CAL to your Ravelry Queue

Official Rozeta CAL Kits


There are 2 kits (Our Tribe and Colour Crafter) each available in 4 colour ways: Dawn, Twilight, Dusk and Midnight.

Colour Crafter: Price Dawn, Twilight, Dusk: €39 / £29.99 / $45, price Midnight: €35 / £25.99 / $40
Our Tribe (luxury): Price Dawn, Twilight, Dusk: €99 / £89 / $115, price Midnight: €89 / £79 / $105

All kits contain a Rozeta CAL special edition label, a wooden decorative ornament, a skein of embroidery thread, an embroidery needle and a letter from the designer. The Our Tribe kit also contains a Special Edition Scheepjes Project Bag.

Kits will be on sale via most Scheepjes retailers from September 18th 2019:

local Scheepjes Shops (support your local stockists)
Wool Warehouse* (International)
Black Sheep Wools* (International)
Deramores* (International)
Caro’s Atelier* (Netherlands and Europe)


Finished Blanket’s size


Rozeta blanket comes in one size:

Our Tribe - approx. 118 x 148cm/ 46.5 x 58.3” after blocking
Colour Crafter - approx.145 x 175cm/ 57 x 69” after blocking

Dates and Pattern release


Rozeta CAL begins on the 9th of October 2019 (following pre-CAL week on the 2nd of October, 2019) and it will run for 11 weeks - until mid December.

Each pattern piece will be made available as a downloadable pdf on Wednesdays 13:00 Dutch time / 12:00 UK time. You can access these from the official Scheepjes Facebook Groups or via the Scheepjes website: International CAL Group, Dutch CAL Group, Scheepjes Website

Pattern Support


I will follow Rozeta along and post mini photo tutorials for every week to help with the most difficult stitches and places. But please, note that in order the pattern is not revealed with progress pictures, there will be no complete photo-tutorial available.

However, Esther Dijkstra will provide detailed video tutorials at It’s All in a Nutshell every week (UK terms and Dutch).

Translations


Official PDFs will be available in English (UK and US terms), Dutch and German.

In coming weeks more information about Rozeta CAL will be published on my blog and in Scheepjes Facebook groups. So stay tuned not to miss the details!

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71 comments

  1. It is just breathtaking, I cannot wait!

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  2. Absolutely stunning! I will definitely be doing this CAL ❤️

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  3. Absolutely stunning! Will definitely be doing this CAL ❤️

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  4. Stunning design. Made my decision, will be making Dawn in our tribe. Can't wait to start

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  5. Stunning design. Made my choice. Will be making Dawn in our tribe. Can't wait to start.

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    1. Hi Libbi, the colourchanges in Our Tribe yarn are just gorgeous!

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  6. You have outdone yourself. Congratulations on a beautiful design.

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    1. Hi Nicola, it even feels like it's not my design. when I look back I doubt I could create something similar again :)

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  7. Tatsiana, you are a true artist. This is beyond gorgeous! It's going to be hard to wait until October.

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  8. Stained Glass Windows, Our Tribe, Northern Lights, YOU???? All of my favorites in one blanket!! This looks beautiful and I can't wait to make my Twilight blanket! Thank you for designing this!!

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  9. Oh my goodness, this is incredible! I love all of them! I've needed a really good excuse to treat myself to Our Tribe, this might just be it! Which kit contains the Lilla 2 colorway?

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    1. It is Dawn ("blue and purple") Our Tribe colorway.

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    2. Thanak you - they're all so beautiful!

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  10. This is just stunning! I love the Midnight finished piece, I hate working with black but I will be for this one!! Will the pattern be available for purchase individually? I only ask because I have a very large stash of black yarn due to using it so infrequently. I love your work and have participated in as many of your crochet a longs as possible. Thank you for all of your hard work, can't wait to start.

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    1. Hello! The pattern will be free and it will be released in parts on Scheepjes.com website. And the pattern will stay free afterwards. So you'll have access to it at any time.

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  11. What a beautiful pattern! The hardest part is picking a favorite colorway!

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  12. Wooooow this is soooo wonderful <3 You are such an artist!!!!

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  13. Hello! Will the video tutorials only be available through facebook? Or will they be on youtube?

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    1. Video tutorials will be available on Esther's Youtube channel - It's All In A Nutshell.

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  14. I love it, our tribe Dawn especially. Am I reading it right that I'm going to have to embroider? Or is it straight crochet?

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    1. No, there will be no embroidery on the blanket. Embroidery thread is an extra "goodie" in the kit and we will use it for a small something after the blanket will be finished.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful, stunning and pretty. Can't wait to start this one xx

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    1. Thank you! Can't wait, too! But first I should finish progress pictures :)

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  16. The moment I saw this pattern I got the WAUW feeling and I knew this was something extraordinary. When I realized it was a pattern from Lilla Björn it all made sense :) All your patterns are stunning in their own way Tatsiana!! Can't wait to do this one. Thanks!! <3

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous and I am for sure going to participate in the cal! Thanks so much for bringing out this beauty!!!!

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  18. This is sooo beautiful.I won't have the time to do the Cal but will be watching all of the beautiful work of art that will be appearing on my computer. Love all of your beautiful work but this surpasses all.💞💞

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  19. Absolutely stunning. I'am gone make the Midnight for my daughter. I'am looking forward for the 1e post.

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  20. How do we know the quantity of yarn needed for midnight if we want to use yarn we have in our stash

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  21. Hi, is there a list of the shades in each kit? I want to make twilight and have a ton of colour crafter already so may not need the full kit.

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    1. Not yet. This information will be released later :)

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  22. Would like to make Rozeta CAL Twilight. My question is: what is the dark color? Violet or dark blue? Thank you in advance.

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    1. It's dark blue! But maybe it has a bit of purple in it...

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    2. Hi, Tatsiana! Thank you for your reply. Could you please tell me when the information about the yarn will be released so that I can order my colors? I wanted to change the dark blue in Twilight for a dark violet, so I won't buy a kit. But I'm so eager to make this CAL! I'm afraid not to get the yarn on time! Thanks!

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  23. I LOVE THIS!!! Just added another CAL to my schedule. LOL Finishing your Dandelion pattern now -- and then working on another CAL that should be ending around the time that this one starts. So I should have a busy Fall -- thank you so much for making my "down-time" so much more enjoyable.

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    1. Yeah -- I am but it's been a heck of a summer...and your patterns have helped me to process a lot of crap that's going on in my family. I've always told people I crochet because it's better to tie yarn into knots than people. So thank you for helping me keep my sanity.

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  24. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.....love it, such a beauty!

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  25. Just seen the project bag on FB. Ut looks like it's made of plastic. Is it? Extremely disappointed if so. The world does not need more plastic.

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  26. This pattern is breathtaking. I'm thinking it would make a perfect wedding gift for some friends who were just married, but I'm pretty sure it's above my skill level at this point. Could you suggest another of your patterns with similar techniques that I could try first, as a 'warm up?' Thank you!

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    1. you'll have wonderful videos from Esther and progress pictures form me each week! to warm up please search for "tapestry crochet tutorial" and " front post clusters" on my blog. Those are the most "challenging" techniques. Otherwise all stitches are very basic.

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  27. Ordered!! Thank you for a challenging design!!

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  28. Just wow. My boyfriend will grumble that I'm buying even more yarn instead of finishing existing projects and stash. But really, I can't miss this. Wonderful job!!

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  29. Love it, you are so talented! I'll be travelling in Europe at the beginning of the CAL but hopefully I'll be able to catch up.

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  30. Wow que belleza. Impresionante

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  31. Wow, my jaw literally dropped. I have way too many projects going right now, but this is going on my list anyway.

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  32. Oh MY!! I cannot wait for this beautiful masterpiece! So many projects but this could top my list now! A huge congratulations for the massively hard work in creating this both in your mind and then to transfer it into an actual pattern.

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  33. I have my order In. So excited waiting for it to arrive

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  34. I’m a big fan of your creations and would like to do this cal but the Rascol online store in France does not sell the kit because there is no French translation. Would it be possible to indicate for the version the twillight our tribe and colour crafter the exact references and the quantity by color in order to order the balls individually. Thank you.

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  35. I must make this!! But one question, how many meters doI need? Or how many balls of yarn (colorcrafter)...I might be blind, but I just can't find that bit of info anywhere...

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  36. Such a great pattern, I've already ordered it. Can I ask you is there any possibility to purchase the pattern earlier? I have to finish it at the end of November..... Thank you

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  37. Thank you for such a wonderful CAL, and also for doing it in German Language.

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