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YARN – Tea Room

It’s the latest issue of Scheepjes YARN!

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This issue is called Tea Room and is inspired by the origins, colours and aromas of different teas, with four themes including Matcha, Saffron and Ginger, English, and Oolong.

In Matcha you’ll find men’s garments and accessories, including the Nishio sweater by massively talented Susan (Peppergoose) Walsh.

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My own design, the Spice Market snood is to be found in the Saffron and Ginger theme, which is filled with rich golds and ochres.  My snood is deliberately oversized, so you can wear it around your shoulders or snuggle into the hood when it’s chilly. Made with Namaste, you’ll be warm even on the coldest of days.

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In English Tea the designs are all beautiful with their blues and lavender accents. You’ll also find my favourite, and a project I have big plans to make; the Petals and Leaves shawl, by Johanna (Mijo Crochet) Lindahl.

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The original uses a single cake of Whirligig in grey to lavender, but I’ll be using teal to ombre and I can’t wait to make it!  Keep an eye on my Instagram for progress pics over the coming weeks.

In Ooolong you’ll find soft colours and stylish garments. I love the Jasmine poncho by Margaret (margaretshooksandneedles.blogspot.com).

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Now this is just a peek into what’s in the issue.  You’ll have to get your own copy to see the rest. Inside you’ll find designs from some of your favourite designers, including Rachele (Cypress Textiles) Carmona, Jellina (Jellina Creations) Verhoef, Maria (50 Shades of 4 Ply) McPherson, and Martin up North.

You can pick it up at your usual retailers for 8.95 euro, 7.95 GBP or 9.95 USD. Take a look at Wool Warehouse*, Deramores*, Caro’s Atelier*, Black Sheep Wools* and Knotty House*.  Do also check your local retailer, they’re all listed on the Scheepjes website.

Don’t forget to add your projects to Ravelry and Instagram so we can all enjoy them using #yarnbookazine.

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YARN 3 – Tropical Issue (and a Giveaway!)

You won’t believe this, but in the latest issue of YARN, I have not one, not two, but THREE designs!

Can you guess which three are mine?

One is an idea that I had been playing with for about a year, and have been experimenting with construction, so was excited to be able share it with the world.

Sunset Shawl, crochet pattern by Nerissa Muijs - YARN Tropical Issue

The inspiration for this one comes from my years tour guiding at Uluru, and the glorious colours that shoot across the sky during those golden minutes before the sun dips under the horizon.

The Pina Colada shawl is a semi-circle made with short rows, so it’s not it’s for the faint hearted, but once you get going the construction is intuitive and satisfying.  I used Secret Garden in Rose Arch and Summer House, and it makes the shawl deliciously snuggly.

Have you guessed the next design yet?

Pineapple Garland - crochet pattern by Nerissa Muijs - YARN Tropical Issue

A pineapple garland!

This one is super easy, each pineapple can be smashed out in 10-15 minutes and the leaves are made stiff and bendy by crocheting around pipe cleaners!  The pattern uses Softfun and you’ll only need a single ball of each colour.

And now for the last:

Espadrilles, crochet pattern by Nerissa Muijs - YARN Tropical Issue

Mojito Espadrilles!

These are such fun, I actually made these while I was on a beach holiday and while lounging under an umbrella drinking a cocktail, I just wanted to hurry up and finish them so I could wear them!

These are made with regular espadrille soles and using Sugar Rush triple stranded with my handy navajo plying method.  I shared a Youtube tutorial a few months ago because I just love this trick.  They’re easily customisable for any size, and look fantastic!

So, Wool Warehouse will have copies in English, or if you’d rather Dutch, there are a host of retailers who have it for you.

And exciting news: Love Knitting in the US will also be stocking YARN, along with loads of the best Scheepjes yarns!

YARN - Tropical issue. Available at Wool Warehouse http://bit.ly/scheepjespublications

Now, to the giveaway!  Thanks very much to Scheepjes, I’m giving away an English copy of YARN, Tropical Issue away, plus the yarn to make my pineapple garland!  To be in with a chance to win, what you need to do is pin your favourite of my three projects on Pinterest, and mention me @missneriss with the following (or a variation of) text: “This is my favourite @missneriss design in Issue 3 of YARN, Tropical Issue from @scheepjes.”

Pin all three to triple your chances!

The giveaway is open to everyone, globally, so get to pinning!  I’ll announce a winner here on the blog next week, on the 12th of May.

The photos I’ve shared in this post are from Issue 3 of Scheepjes Yarn Bookazine – Tropical, republished with permission.

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