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On this page you'll find all the information you will need to start the CAL, including Materials, Measurements, Gauge/Tension, Abbreviations, Special Abbreviations, Pattern Notes and Chart Notes. It also includes details on special techniques used in this pattern, and further information including skill level and the colourways. Practise any stitches you aren’t familiar with during the week before Part 1 is released, and continue to refer to this document during the CAL.

Naturally, Rachele has written a accompanying blog post.

Materials

Metropolis Version

Scheepjes Metropolis (75% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 50g/200m)

  • Yarn A: 025 Nice x 8 balls (+ 1 x 10g ball from colour pack)
  • Yarn B: 079 Munich x 4 balls (+ 1 x 10g ball from colour pack)
  • Yarn C: 069 Miami x 5 balls (+ 1 x 10g ball from colour pack)
  • Scheepjes Metropolis Colour Pack (75% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 80 x 10g/25m)
  • Yarns D-BBBB: see relevant colourway schematic (Schematics 1-3) or assign your own colours using the Colour Lab booklet (included in Official Scheepjes CAL Kits)
  • 2mm crochet hook (for final round of Blanket border only)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 3mm crochet hook (for joining motifs in Part 8 only)

Scrumptious Version

Scheepjes Scrumptious (50% Recycled Polyester, 50% Acrylic; 100g/300m)

  • Yarn A: 302 Buttercream Icing x 6 balls (+ 1 x 30g ball from colour pack)
  • Yarn B: 380 Black Sesame Muffin x 3 balls (+ 1 x 30g ball from colour pack)
  • Yarn C: 301 Charcoal Ice Cream x 4 balls (+ 1 x 30g ball from colour pack)
  • Scheepjes Scrumptious Colour Pack (50% Recycled Polyester, 50% Acrylic; 80 x 30g/97m)
  • Yarns D-BBBB: see relevant colourway schematic (Schematics 1-3) or assign your own colours using the Colour Lab booklet (included in Official Scheepjes CAL Kits)
  • 3mm crochet hook (for final round of Blanket border only)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 4mm crochet hook (for joining motifs in Part 8 only

Measurements and Gauge

Measurements

Metropolis Blanket measures approx. 160 x 142cm, blocked

Scrumptious Blanket measures approx. 176 x 198cm, blocked

Note: measurements per part and for some individual sections are given in each respective pattern part.

Gauge

Following measurements for Part 1 Motif forms your gauge swatch for this design; no separate swatch is made during the week before Part 1 is released.

Metropolis version: Part 1 Motif measures approx. 13.75 x 13.75cm before blocking

Scrumptious version: Part 1 Motif measures approx. 17 x 17cm before blocking

Colourways

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There are five set colourways for this design, all created using a single Scheepjes Colour Pack. The colour packs contain a ball of yarn in each colour of the full range, in smaller amounts than for the full-size range.

To create the unique colourways, the designer rearranged the placement of each of the 80 colours in the colour pack. Participants can either follow the designer’s set colourways using Schematics 1-3 or rearrange the colour placement themselves using the table included in the Colour Lab Booklet, only available within the Official Scheepjes CAL Kit. For participants who have not purchased an official kit, a downloadable pdf will be released to assist those who wish to experiment with colour placement.

Videotutorials

As always, Esther from It’s all in a Nutshell has created video tutorials! For the Colour Lab CAL, the videos will appear on her YouTube channel.

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