OMG it’s that time of year again – Scheepjes CAL time!
This year is going to absolutely blow your hair off. The CAL is called Ubuntu, and designed by the legendary Dedri Uys. You know Dedri of course. She changed the crochet world a few years ago with her incredible Sophie’s Universe.
I’m going to get straight into it. The annual Scheepjes CAL will kick off on 12 September (so there is going to be plenty of time for you to order your kits, more on that shortly) and will run through December.
Each clue will be released each Wednesday via the official Scheepjes CAL groups and scheepjes.com.
Join the international group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ScheepjesCAL.International/
Join the Dutch language group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scheepjescal/
There will be a few language options available, including UK and US terms, Dutch, German and French. As always, more languages will be added as participants of the CAL translate the pattern as they go, so keep an eye on the groups for that info.
The pattern, OMG the pattern!
This year the design is an amazing hexagon shape, and you’re almost certain to learn new stitches and become a better crocheter as a result of Dedri’s creation.
There going to be three official kits available, in three sizes. There is a small (120cm point to point diameter) in Cotton 8, medium (151cm point to point diameter) in Stone Washed, and large (192cm point to point diameter) in Stone Washed XL.
Ok, now we’ve talked about the what and the when, let’s get onto the where. As in where to buy kits. As always, kits will be available from the best Scheepjes retailers, find your favourite on Scheepjes.com.
A couple of recommended retailers have kits up for pre-order, including:
Other sites will have options available in the coming days and weeks, like old faves Deramores* and Black Sheep Wools*
And for you video crocheters, Esther Dijkstra will be releasing her instruction videos each week in line with each clue, to stay on top of that, make sure you subscribe to her channel.
Are you excited? I’m BEYOND excited! I saw a sneak peak late last year; this pattern is almost two years in the making. Two years! I’ve spent two months on a design once, and that was an emotional rollercoaster. I can’t imagine two years. Be sure to give Dedri all the love in the world on this one, she’s earned it. And the pattern is just astounding, so you won’t be able to help yourself.
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I am a little late to the CAL but I am super excited to get started
Never too late, Lisa! Enjoy, the end result will be amazing!
Ohhh. I can’t wait. Which one are you going to make?