Today the new Scheepjes Yarn Bookazine (Dutch Masters) was released, finally! I’ve been on pins and needles waiting. My copy arrived yesterday and I am so incredibly happy with it! This is the fourth issue, but it’s the first one I’ve contributed to, so I am really excited for it to be out there now and for everyone to see it. Not just because my designs are in it, but because it’s just soooo beautiful. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of nice patterns in there, but omg, the styling and photography, it’s just dreamy…
I would love to show you the whole thing so we could ooh and aah over it together, but that would spoil the surprise of all the other wonderful things in there. I, however, will show you my designs that are in there!
For the Van Gogh section of the magazine, I designed this Starry Night Hat, which was inspired by his Starry Night Over the Rhone Painting. This hat came together immediately in my head when I heard what the theme for this issue was going to be. It’s funny how that happens sometimes, if only designing were always so easy!
Knit with two colours of Scheepjes Spirit, this hat is lightweight but with a double band to keep your ears warm. Perfect for a crisp fall or winter day.
Oh my gosh, I love this photo so much! I wasn’t sure how the hat would photograph and if the pattern would show up properly, but it’s perfection. I’m so happy with it. The bright colours, the sunflower, all of it. I may even frame this for my craft room.
This is the painting that inspired the design. Can you see it?
My other project was the Night Watch Cowl for the Rembrandt section. Having been playing with the Sweetheart Soft yarn recently, I decided to do a lined men’s cowl. It was a nice and easy knit and it’s so soft and warm when paired with the Soft Fun Denim. My husband has already claimed this so I will have to knit myself one in another colour… This is a great winter project for a beginner knitter as you literally only need to know how to knit and purl!
Again, the colours, the mood, the candle, the wax stamp… oh, my heart. Maybe it’s my recent binge watching of Outlander, but these photos just make me want to go back in time to a place where wax seals are still a thing. I’m sure it’s all far more romantic in my head, though. This is going to be an addiction now, to submit designs for this bookazine just to see what they do with the styling. I’m hooked!
You can see where the colouring and mood of the photos come from when you look at the Night Watch painting. Also, they sure did love their neck wear, didn’t they? Although, I suspect that theirs weren’t lined with cuddly soft yarn, so… sucks to be them.
As I said, there are so many beautiful projects in this issue, and the styling and photography is just stunning. I’m just so happy to have been a part of it!
If you would like to add these projects to your Ravelry queue? You can find the Starry Night Hat here, and the Night Watch Cowl here! Also don’t forget, if you do make either of these projects, I would love to see it! Be sure to tag me on Facebook or Instagram so I can see your pics!
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