Scheepjes Colour Lab CAL

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Welcome to the Scheepjes Colour Lab CAL! Grab a pair of safety goggles and a white coat and follow in the footsteps of famous scientists to perform bold, pioneering experiments in colour theory. Collect an Access All Areas pass and a Limited Edition Lanyard, then concoct a bubbling mixture of favourite shades in the Scheepjes Colour Lab. Keep your unique colour placement in a Classified booklet... and gain exclusive access to new techniques and stitches!

Over 12 weeks, designer and Scheepjes Blogger Rachele Carmona of Cypress Textiles blog will lead this intriguing CAL and encourage participants to play with colour and create their own unique blanket. She has written a warm word of welcome on her blog! This motif-based design also offers a great deal of creative freedom for crocheters feeling adventurous. To help them explore colour combinations and visualise how their final blanket will look, an interactive booklet is included within kits, containing Periodic Colour Tables, colour theory information and colouring pages with a simplified schematic of the layout.

The Scheepjes Colour Lab CAL features various crochet techniques including join-as-you-go methods and is suitable for all levels of crafter, from adventurous beginners wanting to learn along the way, to advanced crocheters looking for a creative journey that’s exploding with colour possibility. Scheepjes have collaborated with the designer to provide supporting materials before and during the CAL. These include Tips and Tricks, English & Dutch language video tutorials for both left- and right-handers by Esther from It's All in a Nutshell, and designer blogposts corresponding with the release of each pattern part. Participants are also invited to access ongoing support and expertise within the Official Facebook Groups from knowledgeable moderators and admins. The international Scheepjes Community are also on hand to offer friendly advice and encouragement.

Two exclusive kits are available: Scheepjes Metropolis, a luxurious Extra Fine Merino Blend, and Scheepjes’ newest yarn Scrumptious, that has recycled plastic bottle content. Both CAL kits include three base shades and a Colour Pack containing all 80 available colours, offering countless exciting options for placement. Kit extras include the Classified Colour Lab booklet, a tapestry needle on a printed card, a Limited Edition Scheepjes Lanyard and an ‘Access All Areas’ pass that unlocks fun extra content, relating to the theme.

The Colour Lab CAL is all about experimenting with colour. Will you follow the conventional road and combine colours according to the colour wheel, or do you abandon all rules to follow your own path? It's your blanket, your choice.

To assist you in this process we have made a colouring page with a schematic layout of the finished blanket. You can download this as often as you like. Colour your heart out and see your vision come to life when you get going with your selected yarn!

Key facts in a nutshell:
  • CAL duration: 11 January - 5 April 2023 [12 weeks, 8 pattern parts].
  • Tips & Tricks PDF will be shared in Official Scheepjes Facebook Groups on 4 January 2023 in preparation for the CAL.
  • The crochet pattern is FREE and will be posted in parts via both the Official Scheepjes Facebook Groups and Scheepjes.com.
  • Pattern parts are not necessarily weekly. They are either 1 or 2 weeks long.
  • The pattern is available in Dutch, German and English (UK & US terms). 
  • English and Dutch video tutorials for left- and right-handers will be available during the CAL. These have been created by Esther from It's all in a Nutshell blog. 
  • 2 kits are available using 2 different Scheepjes yarns.
  • Yarns used: Scheepjes Metropolis OR Scrumptious.
  • Each CAL kit includes a Colour Pack with all available colours from the range.
  • Dimensions Metropolis blanket: 160 x 142cm (60 x 56in) blocked.
  • Dimensions Scrumptious blanket: 198 x 176cm (78 x 69in) blocked.
Scheepjes Metropolis reflects the vibrant colours of the modern cityscape, with a lightly heathered effect. As a blend of 75% Extra Fine Merino wool and 25% Nylon, it is available in 80 colours and is a versatile Fingering weight yarn. With exceptional softness, Metropolis is a popular choice for blankets, garments and accessories.
 
The Colour Lab CAL Metropolis Kit contains:
  • 17 x 50g balls of Metropolis in 3 base colours
  • 1 Metropolis Colour Pack (80 x 10g)
  • Classified Colour Lab booklet 
  • Darning needle
  • Limited Edition Scheepjes lanyard
  • 'Access All Areas' pass granting exclusive extra content
Required (not included in the kit): 
Stitch markers, 2mm, 2.5mm and 3mm crochet hooks (or sizes needed to achieve gauge)
 

Scheepjes Scrumptious – a DK weight yarn that’s lightweight, hypoallergenic and easy to care for, making it an excellent choice for blankets! With recycled plastic bottle content, Scrumptious makes a good option for the eco-conscious customer looking for a more sustainable all-round yarn. Scrumptious is a blend of 50% Recycled Polyester (plastic bottles) and 50% Acrylic and is available in 80 appealing colours. 

The Colour Lab CAL Scrumptious Kit contains:
  • 13 x 100g balls of Scrumptious in 3 base colours
  • 1 Scrumptious Colour Pack (80 x 30g). Please note: this Colour Pack was produced exclusively for the CAL and is not available separately.
  • Classified Colour Lab booklet,  
  • Darning needle
  • Limited Edition Scheepjes lanyard
  • 'Access All Areas' pass granting exclusive extra content
Required (not included in the kit): 
Stitch markers, 3mm, 3.5mm and 4mm crochet hooks (or sizes needed to achieve gauge)
 
Designer: Rachele Carmona
Crochet has been Rachele’s passion since 2005, when there was a major resurgence in yarn crafts. Self-taught with the help of library books, slow-loading internet and a group of like-minded college friends, she was soon crocheting daily, and continues to do so back home in Texas. She says that crochet is the creative outlet that balances her busy, structured life as a wife, and mom to four young children and various fur babies
 
Rachele became fixated with blankets early in her crochet journey and has made over 300 to date! As her own designs evolved, she has taken inspiration from outside the crochet community in art forms such as weaving, digital art, screen-printing and quilting. Her signature style combines geometrics and mixed motifs as seen in much-loved designs for Scheepjes publications, such as the Surf and Turf Blanket and Time Travellers Blanket featured in recent YARN Bookazines.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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