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Is it a book? Is it a magazine? It’s Scheepjes Yarn Bookazine! The half-yearly magazine by the popular Dutch yarn brand Scheepjes has the feel of a book, for the price of a magazine. Every edition has its own theme and is full of fun handicraft patterns, for both crochet and knitting. In addition to plenty of patterns, Scheepjes Yarn Bookazine is packed with inspiring articles, stylish design and beautiful photos. A real must-have for any aficionado of needlework! Let’s run you through a few of the most popular Yarn Bookazines.
The very first edition of Scheepjes Yarn Bookazine has the sea as its source of inspiration. It features fancy wavy designs in lovely aquatic colours from world-renowned designers. Every pattern reflects the sea or the beings living in it. Each design has easy-to-follow instructions for knitting, crochet and macramé. Special attention is paid to Scheepjes’ cotton yarns; from Maxi to Sunkissed and from Softfun Aquarel to Linen Soft. Some of the highlights are the Watercolour Blanket, the Seaweed Shawl and the Knitted Waves Shawl.
Get ready for summer with this cheerful tropical issue of Scheepjes Yarn Bookazine! In this edition you’ll find 15 happy designs based on four themes: Plant House, Exotic Fruits, Birds of Paradise and Cocktail Hour. The patterns include crochet, knitting, sewing and embroidery designs for clothing and (interior) accessories. A few of our favourites are the cute Star Fruit Blanket and the Birds of Paradise Shawl, full of bright summer colours. This issue also features stories about inspiring designers, bloggers and handicraft experts.
The fourth issue of Scheepjes Yarn Bookazine is really something: its designs celebrate the famous Dutch Masters and are inspired by the art of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Vermeer and Mondriaan. The 17 patterns for items such as spencers, blankets, shawls and woolly hats are great for the wetter, colder months – how very Dutch. If you start your knitting and crocheting this summer, you’ll be all set up for fall. As usual the bookazine also features articles about inspiring artists and an interesting article about the possibilities of mixed yarns.
This Scheepjes Yarn Bookazine is one of our favourites. This Folk issue is filled to the brim with heart-warming colourful folk designs, like the beautiful embroidered Frida Shawl or the festive Jingle Garland – a crafty crochet project if you’d like to try a different kind of decoration this Christmas. The different designs offer a glimpse of diverse folk traditions, from West America to the Swiss Alps. As always, there’s something for every level of expertise – even for novice and crocheters!