So my friends in the Netherlands and long term cooperation partner Scheepjes released a new yarn, or to be more precisely a new yarn series, or to be more precisely it’s not only a new yarn series: The 167 year old company has, after releasing the Scheepjes Terrazzo yarn (70% Recycled Mulesing Free Wool x 30% Recycled Viscose) and the Scheepjes Organicon (100% Organic Soft Cotton), taken another huge step towards a more sustainable way of crafting. With this new series, Scheepjes created and offers a more eco-friendly alternative to their well known acrylic yarns Colour Crafter and Chunkey Monkey by using 50% recycled water bottles for this yarn.
Little sister “Scrumptious” is a dk weight yarn (100g/300meters) and big brother “Truly Scrumptious” is an Aran weight yarn (100g/108meters) and both share the same fiber content: 50% recycled polyester (recycled plastic bottles) and 50% acrylic makes this yarn super soft and super strong at the same time.
My very personal first impression of this yarn was:
Truly Scrumptious: When solid, but very soft crochet yarn. I wanted to give it a try at first sight. So I started a project right away which I am now halfway through. It is a blanket and it’s going to be heavy and that’s exactly what I wanted and expected as a long term cotton yarn user. But the yarn makes the project much softer than a cotton blanket. I am using a 6.00mm hook and In my opinion that’s what the yarn deserves.
Scrumptious: I first thought that this yarn might be extremely good and useable for knitting projects. And as I didn’t have any knitting projects on my list right now I was thinking that this yarn has to wait a little. But than I wanted to give it a try for a little crochet thing and it just work out amazingly great. I am still at the beginning of this project but the first impression is really good and in my humble opinion better than a usual acrylic yarn because it has a much more stable, solid appearance.
The big, big, big pros for this yarn are;
Colour scheme: Especially the heathered effect is exactly what I like. Very modern retro! For my new project I am going to use the colours: Huckleberry Pie and Cinnamon Peach Cobbler.
Weight: it’s a very strong yarn. The appearance is much more solid than acrylic even if it has the same ball weight/length.
No splitting: after about 20 crocheted yarn balls I think I can make the judgment, that there is no yarn splitting and that my friends gives you a super good work speed!
Stay tuned, more to come soon from up north.
P.S. starting with a ch162 in Truly Scrumptious with a 6.00mm hook.