Scheepjes CKAL 2024 - Goldcrest Scarf Kit
2024 marks the 10-year anniversary of the very first Scheepjes Crochet-a-Long! Over the years, tens of thousands of crafters, united by their love of yarn, have joined in Scheepjes CALs, KAL and MALs. Everyone is welcome and crafters from all over the globe revel in the shared experience of simultaneously working on the same project, sharing their fabulous creations, supporting each other, and applauding new skills learned along the way.
Starting date of the CKAL: January 24, 2024
Link to Martin Up North Blog: https://bit.ly/3GJKRgV
GOLDCREST SCARF BY MARTIN UP NORTH
Create a knitted or crocheted colourwork scarf, representing the beautiful shades of the goldcrest. Martin’s intricate designs, made with Scheepjes Metropolis incorporate a number of different techniques to keep the crafter engaged, including moss stitches, stripes, mosaic crochet and mosaic knitting.
The crochet and knitting pattern is available for free via the Scheepjes website in Dutch, English (UK and US) and German and via the official Scheepjes Facebook groups. Of course, you will also need needles knitting or crochet hooks as well as other accessories for both versions of this project. These are not included in the kit. For the crochet version you will need:
A handy Tips & Tricks PDF with a summary of the materials, gauge/tension, measurements, pattern notes and chart notes, plus additional technical information, will be issued one week prior to the start of the CKAL.
- Scheepjes Metropolis 7 x 50g/200m balls
- Set of 3 postcards
- Small notebooj
- Themed washi tape
Crocheters will create a long rectangular scarf measuring 26 x 180cm (10¼ x 70¾”). They will also need:
- 1 x crochet hook in size 3.50mm*
- 1 x crochet hook in size 4.00mm*
Knitters will create a long rectangular scarf measuring 25 x 170cm (9¾ x 67”). They will also need:
- 1 x set of 5 double-pointed knitting needles in size 3.00mm
- 2 x 80cmlong circular knitting needles in size 3.00mm OR 1 x 80cm-long circular knitting needle in size 3.00mm
- 1 x stitch holder
- 1 x crochet hook in size 3.00mm
- 4 x stitch markers
PATTERN AVAILABILITY & SUPPORT
Designer Martin will be releasing blogposts, extra photos, videos and helpful tips for participants throughout the CKAL, along with the free knit and crochet patterns, which will typically be released on Wednesdays at 12 noon CET. Participants will be able to access the patterns via Scheepjes website and also via the Official Scheepjes International and Dutch Facebook Groups, where dedicated group admins and mods will be on hand at all times to offer pattern support.