In this issue Scheepjes share the joy and wonder of the unique environment of the Wadden, an area of sea, sandbars and around 50 islands that stretches across the coastlines of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. The Wadden Sea National Park was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2009, and in our 13th issue of YARN Bookazine we explore its diverse habitats, enormous variety of wildlife and significance to the Dutch culture.
YARN Bookazine 13 Wadden features 17 modern crochet and knitting patterns inspired by the land, sea and animals of the region. The colour palette features bright shades reflecting the berries and lighthouses found scattered across the Dutch Wadden islands, with more neutral colours taken from the beaches, dunes, mudflats and waters to offer a soft contrast. Featuring a range of yarns and fibres, from crisp cottons to cosy pure wool, the projects are made in a selection of crochet and knitting techniques. An additional latch hook rug design completes the selection of patterns.
The lookbook is divided into four chapters, each named after an aspect of the Wadden: Landscape, Coastal Life, Holiday Time and Tides. The designs range from garments to toys and reflect the diverse flora and fauna that define the region, the drama and atmosphere of the landscape, and the pastimes shared by local residents and visitors to the area, such as cycling.
Buckthorn Berry Wrap: Scheepjes Metropolis (75% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 50g/200m) Yarn A: 015 Ulsan x 6 balls Yarn B: 068 Mumbai x 5 balls Yarn C: 077 Quebec x 1 ball Yarn D: 071 Jakarta x 1 ball 3mm knitting needles
Surf and Turf Blanket Scheepjes Colour Crafter (100% Premium Acrylic (Anti Pilling); 100g/300m) Yarn A: 1019 Texel x 4 balls Yarn B: 1003 Middelburg x 2 balls Yarn C: 1302 Dokkum x 2 balls Yarn D: 2017 Verviers x 4 balls Yarn E: 2010 Hasselt x 2 balls Yarn F: 1710 Ermelo x 2 balls Yarn G: 1114 Eindhoven x 1 ball Yarn H: 1010 Amsterdam x 1 ball Yarn I: 1001 Weert x 1 ball 4mm crochet hook
Sandbank Scarf Scheepjes Stone Washed (78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic; 50g/130m) 814 Crystal Quartz x 8 balls 3.5mm knitting needles 1 x cable needle
Sandpiper Sweater Scheepjes Stone Washed XL (70% Cotton, 30% Acrylic; 50g/75m) 871 Axinite x 16 (17: 19: 20: 22) balls 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm knitting needles 1 x cable needle
Beachcomber Cardigan Scheepjes Metropolis (75% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 50g/200m) Yarn A: 076 Sevilla x 6 (6: 7: 7: 8) balls Yarn B: 078 Lyon x 4 (4: 5: 5: 6) balls 3mm and 3.5mm knitting needles 4mm dpns
Saltwater Throw Scheepjes Whirl (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic; 215g/1000m) Yarn A: 781 Sea Breeze Tease x 2 yarn cakes Yarn B: 756 Caramel Core Blimey x 2 yarn cakes 4mm and 5mm crochet hooks 1 x stitch marker
North Sea Fish Scheepjes Downtown (75% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 50g/200m) Yarn A: 403 Leafy Suburb x 1 ball Yarn B: 410 River Walk x 1 ball Yarn C: 412 Museum Square x 1 ball Yarn D: 408 Financial District x 1 ball Scheepjes Metropolis (75% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 50g/200m) Yarn E: 019 Marseille x 1 ball Yarn F: 047 Dubai x 1 ball 2.5mm circular needles 80cm long for magic loop, or a set of 3 flexible dpns Set of five 2.5mm dpns for Tail 2 x ø 12mm black buttons for each fish Polyester stuffing
Stormy Skies Cushions Scheepjes SKIES Heavy (100% Premium Cotton; 100g/170m) Yarn A: 100 Cirrocumulus x 4 hanks for 1 complete cushion Yarn B: 101 Cirrus x 4 hanks for 1 complete cushion Yarn C: 105 Stratus x 4 hanks for 1 complete cushion 3.5mm crochet hook 3 x 400g bags of polyester stuffing (enough for 3 Cushions) 1 x stitch marker
Ebb & Flow Cardigan Scheepjes Chunky Monkey (100% Premium Acrylic (Anti Pilling); 100g/116m) 1019 Powder Blue x 11 (13: 14: 16) balls 5mm and 6mm crochet hooks 2 x stitch markers