Scheepjes Whirl Review
We had heard a lot of good things about Scheepjes Whirls and had fallen in love with the colours, but we had some questions so we have been both knitting and crocheting with it to find out!
Brigid crocheted a spectacular waistcoat using just one ball. She found the yarn to be good to work with: it doesn't split as you work with it, the handle is good - not stiff or inflexible - and the yarn runs smoothly from the ball.
Deb is knitting a large semi-circular lace shawl. The stitch definition is wonderful and the fabric drapes as well as a good-quality woolen yarn.
Both of us were impressed by the smooth changes of colour. The colourway chosen by Brigid has more dramatic changes, whereas Deb's Tangerine Tambourine shifts very gradually from a dark burnt orange, through brighter shades to end up at cream. But in both cases the changes happen very gradually without sharp jumps from one to another. There are small joins throughout (that appear to be spliced, not knotted), presumably to allow the colours to change, but these are easily worked into the fabric with little-to-no visible sign. However, when knitting, Deb occasionally trimmed off the tiny ends in the joins.
Overall we are very impressed with the Whirls. The colours are fabulous, they are a great alternative for people who cannot tolerate wool and they are very enjoyable to work with.
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