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Scheepjes Whirlette is made from the same yarn blend as Scheepjes Whirl. Whether used for crochet or knitting the fabric produced is surprisingly lightweight with wonderful drape making it perfect for shawls, garments and accessories. Whirlette is available in solid colours only which are chosen to compliment the beautiful gradient colours of Scheepjes Whirl. You can use it on its own, to extend a Whirl pattern or to make borders on a Whirl shawl or blanket.

Fibre content:

60% Cotton

40% Acrylic


455m per 100g yarn cake

Needle size:



25 sts x 44 rows to 10 cm sq, using 3.5mm needles


Wash at 40 degrees

Whirlette by Scheepjes

  • 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.

  • To give you the best results we always check the dye lot numbers match within each order.  If for any reason it is not possible to complete your order using only one dye lot we will contact you as soon as possible.