Furry Tales: new year’s adventure begins

I’ve always thought about myself as very conservative when it comes to yarns. I’ve always wanted solid colors, preferably DK weight which goes together well with a certain hook size, no fancy content… But being a blogger and collaborating with a yarn company means that new yarn samples land on my table from time to time (quite often to be honest). And then of course you want to try them! 
Faux fur yarn by Scheepjes

This is what happened to Whirl*. I was pretty sure that gradient or variegated yarn is not a good match to my crochet esthetics. But then I tried Whirl and a new love affair began (remember my Whirl Mandala Cardigan?). And it has been lasting for a few years now.

In last November soft fluffy coziness landed in my mail box. Those were four skeins of brand new Scheepjes yarn called Furry Tales. I decided to give it a try and design a baby bear (free crochet pattern) for the launch of this yarn. And it felt so incredibly soft. So… of course I knew I need to use it again, somehow.
free crochet pattern

Furry Tales is obviously not the first faux fur yarn out there. They’ve been presented on the yarn market for a while now, and became especially popular last year with all the fluffy madness in interior and fashion design.

brand new faux fur yarn

To stand out Scheepjes introduced different colors – very bright and even rainbow – to aim not only for interior and adults fashion, but also for the kids. I have a son, and rainbows with unicorns are not for him. But I thought I would use Furry Tales to design something for an adult. A cute and cozy accessory for both women and men, to keep us warm during cold times.
shade card

I’m thinking of the knitting cables. But because they will be not visible with furry yarn, I decide to combine it with something else – River Washed*, for example. I wanted to go for greens, or blues…
 different color combinations

It was not an easy task to choose and match the shades. But I think I am ok now – 950 Wheaton in River Washed* and 975 Prince Charming in Furry Tales* they will be.
perfect color match

If you are wondering about Furry Tales yarn and would like to put your hands onto it, here are some brief facts. It’s Super Bulky yarn sold in 100g skeins with 57m each (22 colors are available). The content is 100% polyester. 9mm hook and needles are recommended by the label, but I think I will try smaller needles – 8mm. Will see how it works.

Furry Tales yarn is available from local Scheepjes stockists and international retailers:

Wool Warehouse*, Black Sheep Wools* (UK, international shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe)

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1 comment

  1. I am trying this pattern and must sat its like blind baking but with soft squishy yarn. Hope my grandson likes this his birthday is in March. Thank you for this


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