New Stonewashed Yarns
Oh the joy of new yarns. Like cupcakes but way better for my waistline. I want to touch them, stroke them, almost take a bite. Especially when they are as soft and yummy looking as the Stonewashed yarns from Scheepjewsol. I am joining the bandwagon rather late, after seeing this beautiful yarn popping up everywhere online. For example have a look at the beautiful Jasper V, designed by Nerissa. Or at this fabulous beach bag, designed by Wink. Clearly the possibilities with this versatile yarn are endless!
I had to get started with it myself too, and the first impression is very good. Lovely and soft yarn, showing off very well with US single crochet stitches. Quite sturdy, not so stretchy, quite easy to unravel, and almost behaving like a hand dyed yarn due to it’s structure with a firm natural coloured 78% cotton on the inside, fluffy coloured 22% acrylic on the outside. Acrylic is normally not a fiber I like to work with, but in this combination it is totally fine.
Rather new is the Stonewashed XL yarn, same fluffy feeling and texture, though a little larger and worked on hook size 5mm. A little more stretchy on the hook, too. I am in the mood for a new square design, preferably with a little bobble here and there to show off the beautiful texture of this yarn. I fiddled and played, but think I have found the right combination of stitches now. Starting two projects in once is not always a good idea, but let’s see what comes from this. Can you guess what’s in the making with Stonewashed and with Stonewashed XL?