I’ve been excited to use this yarn ever since it was released a few months ago, but it’s been so popular I had to wait to get my hands on all the colours I wanted!
Scheepjes Skies is a 100% cotton yarn available in 9 shades, died naturally with indigo. It’s available in two weights; Skies light is 4ply/fingering, and Skies heavy is DK.
The yarn is also available in 100g hanks, or as a set of 9 28g minis which make beautiful gifts or collectables (or is that just me who loves collecting minis?).
It’s sold in hanks, so you get to have the pleasure of winding it into balls yourself. It’s one of my delicious pleasures to sit quietly and wind a hank with just my arms and my nostepinne.
Even though I have all the blue shades, I’m going to be using three colourways for this project; the three lightest (cirrocumulus, cirrus and cumulus), but you’ll be able to substitute a single set of minis, as the meterage will be much the same.
I love this yarn. It’s beautifully spun and the colours are rich and hand-dyed in their appearance. You do need to take very good care of your hanks (and completed pieces) though – the natural dyeing process means that the colours are sensitive to light so be careful not to store them in direct sunlight.
If you want to get your hands on the 100g hanks for light or heavy, or the minis (both in light and heavy too), here are a couple of recommendations:
Scheepjes has all the stockist listed on their website, so you can find one local to you.
Next week I’ll have some WIP pics, and be sure to keep an eye on my insta for more!