Made from a 60% Cotton and 40% Acrylic blend, create garments, homeware items and accessories that are simultaneously lightweight, breathable and stand-out with a beautiful drape. Unlike other gradient yarns, Scheepjes Whirl has a generous twist to enable speed while working the yarn and to help prevent splitting. Each colourway also has a unique twisted ply which adds to the distinctiveness of each colourway. At each colour change, the fibres have been tied by hand leaving a subtle fluff or fuzz buzz, which will hide discretely between your stitches, giving you a smooth, flawless finish with a characteristic flavour! The extra-large Scheepjes Whirl yarn cakes hold an enormous 1000 metres of softly colour changing yarn; more than enough for a large shawl or wrap. Scheepjes Whirl is a Fingering weight yarn (4 Ply) suitable for needle/hook sizes 3.50-4.00mm.
I really enjoy working with Whirl. The colour changes are great and there is a large range of colour options in the range. The texture is nice and soft for the shawls I make. The changing colours help to keep the work interesting.