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Welcome to the Scheepjes Color Lab CAL! Grab a pair of safety goggles and a white coat. Follow in the footsteps of famous scientists to perform bold, pioneering experiments in color theory.

Collect an Access All Areas pass and a Limited-Edition Lanyard, then concoct a bubbling mixture of favorite shades in the Scheepjes Color Lab. Keep your unique color placement in a Classified booklet... and gain exclusive access to new techniques and stitches!

Starting January 11, 2023, and over 12 weeks, designer and Scheepjes Blogger Rachele Carmona of Cypress Textiles blog will lead this intriguing CAL and encourage participants to play with color and create their own unique blanket. Five inspirational examples of color placements will be provided: three in Scheepjes Metropolis and two in Scrumptious.

This motif-based design also offers a great deal of creative freedom for crocheters feeling adventurous. To help them explore color combinations and visualize how their final blanket will look. An interactive booklet is included within kits, containing Periodic Color Tables, color theory information and coloring pages with a simplified schematic of the layout.

Two exclusive kits are available:

A) Metropolis, a luxurious Extra Fine Merino Blend,

B) Scheepjes’ newest yarn Scrumptious, that has recycled plastic bottle content.

Both CAL kits include three base shades and a Color Pack containing all 80 available colors, offering countless exciting options for placement. Kit extras include the Classified Color Lab booklet, a tapestry needle on a printed card, a Limited Edition Scheepjes Lanyard and an ‘Access All Areas’ pass that unlocks fun extra content, relating to the theme.

The Scheepjes Color Lab CAL, features various crochet techniques including join-as-you-go methods and is suitable for all levels of crafter, from adventurous beginners wanting to learn along the way, to advanced crocheters looking for a creative journey that’s exploding with color possibility. Scheepjes have collaborated with the designer to provide supporting materials before and during the CAL. These include Tips and Tricks, video tutorials for both left- and right-handers, and designer blogposts corresponding with the release of each pattern part.

Participants are also invited to access ongoing support and expertise within the Official Facebook Groups from knowledgeable moderators and admins. The international Scheepjes Community are also on hand to offer friendly advice and encouragement.

Note: Yarns A, B and C MUST be used as set out in the pattern, or participants will run out of yarn. Colors from the Color Packs may be swapped around to suit their own placement if desired; this will be explained in the Tips & Tricks section of the pattern, released 1 week prior to start of the CAL.

Suggested Additional Project Materials (not included in kit):

A) Stitch markers

B)Crochet hooks: for Metropolis option: 2mm, 2.5mm and 3mm for Scrumptious option: 3mm, 3.5mm and 4mm (or sizes needed to obtain gauge)

Both versions also include a selection of extra items:

A) Limited Edition Scheepjes Lanyard with Access All Areas Pass

B) Tapestry needle on a printed card indicating a designated CAL Team for each customer

C)Classified Color Lab booklet with a letter from the designer

D) Periodic Color Tables, coloring pages

E) Extra information about the science of color theory (in Dutch + English)


Approx. Finished Project Dimensions

Metropolis version: approx. 160 x 142cm (60 x 56in), blocked.

Scrumptious version: approx. 198 x 176cm (78 x 69in), blocked