Whirl from Scheepjes is a glorious gradient yarn made from a blend of 60% cotton & 40% acrylic. Whether used for crochet or knitting the fabric produced is surprisingly lightweight with wonderful drape making it perfect for shawls, garments and accessories.
Each yarn cake holds an enormous 1000 meters of gently colour changing yarn, more than enough for a large shawl or wrap.
1000m per 215g yarn cake
25 sts x 44 rows to 10 cm sq, using 3.5mm needles
Wash at 40 degrees
Whirl by Sheepjes
Around 1750, the processing of wool became the most important industry in Veenendaal in the province of Utrecht. In the beginning it was mostly a cottage industry but by the end of the 17th century small businesses had started to emerge. The Scheepjes brand was one of them and stood the test of time overcoming many setbacks until 1988 when a shrinking market and cheaper products from Europe eventually led to the demise of the company. Twenty-two years later, family-owned business De Bondt, took over the Scheepjeswol name and gave it a new lease of life. As a result we once again have wonderful yarns from this famous Dutch brand.