The Scheepjes Frosted Whirl is a glittery variant of the Whirl and Whirlombré. The yarn is almost exactly the same as the other types, but the exeption is the 5% lurex thread that has been plied along the yarn, giving it a glittery effect in your finished work.
Just like the other types of Whirl, the cakes come in 2015-225 gram cakes and have a minimal yardage of 1 kilometer. The Whirls all have a slow changing gradient shifting subtly from one color to the next. There's a few spots where these color changes happen and in some cases these spots might be a bit more fuzzy than the rest of the yarn. These are NOT knots! This fuzz kan be (carefully!) cut away, or flattened against the tread. It will be invisible in your finished work and can only be seen on the thread because you look at it so closely.
Though there are multiple brands that produce and sell these types of cakes, the Scheepjes Whirl is unique in the sense that this yarn, unlike the others, is plied. Therefore you won't poke through the yarn while crocheteing and there won't be any annoying loops and snags in your project, so there's no ripping back because you accidentally missed a thread!
The Whirls are an excellent choice for larger shawls, stola's and blankets. It's also very suitable for clothing items and weaving projects.
The Frosted Whirl is allmost the same as the other Whirl variants with the exception that theres a 5% lurex thread plied in the yarn. This thread gives your finished project a lovely sparkle. The plied yarn gives a wonderful stitch definition in both knitting and crochet and really shows of it's lustre after a good washing.
The yardage of 1 kilometer makes it suitable for all sorts of projects, and it's machine washable. The combination of cotton and acrylic fibers makes for a soft and lofty yarn that doesn't sag and is lightweight and airy. The acrylics content also makes this a much stretchier yarn than a cotton yarn would be.
|Material||57% Cotton x 38% Acrylics x 5% Lurex Polyester|
|Needle size||3,5mm - 4 mm|
|Gauge||25 steken x 44 naalden|
|Washing instructions||Machine washable, 40C|