Sassenach Scheepjes KAL 2022 by Carmen Jorissen

Sassenach Scheepjes KAL 2022

February 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
2668 yards (2440 m)
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Join the first ever Scheepjes Knit A-Long and enjoy a unique collaborative knitting experience! Carmen Jorissen of New Leaf Designs has been inspired both by the book and hit TV series Outlander and fond memories of holidays spent in the Trossachs and Cairngorms National Parks. The Sassenach KAL intends to transport knitters from far and wide on a journey through the majestic Scottish landscapes.
Carmen has designed a pair of complementary cushion covers exclusively for the Sassenach KAL. Knitted using the stranded colourwork technique, each has its own nature, reflecting the spirit of the two main Outlander characters. The Claire cushion features sophisticated motifs based on medicinal herbs while the Jamie cushion includes tartan patterning. Both are knitted with Scheepjes Metropolis, an Extra Fine Merino Wool blend yarn known for its warmth, soft touch and lightly heathered appearance.

The KAL was announced on 12 January 2022 and will begin on 23 February. A week prior to the start, a Tips & Tricks document will be shared with participants. On 11 May, the KAL will conclude with the reveal of the bonus project. The free pattern will be available in English, Dutch and German in the Official International and Dutch Facebook groups as well as on

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Three colour palettes have been thoughtfully selected for the Sassenach KAL kits. Choose from Erica (heather) influenced by Highland scenery, Rosa (rose) or Cirsium (thistle) based respectively on the English and Scottish national emblems. Scheepjes have put together three kits for the Sassenach KAL that conveniently include all the yarn required plus a selection of haberdashery to complete two cushion covers and a bonus project. For participants who prefer to create their own individual colour schemes, endless colours combinations are possible with 80 sublime shades in the Metropolis range to choose from.

Team Free Spirit
Many free spirits enjoy exploring endless colour combinations, preferring to create their own individual palettes. Completing the Sassenach KAL will require 610g of Metropolis/Downtown yarn in total. A truly creative option for those with experience of colour work knitting would be to purchase a Metropolis Colour Pack. The colour pack contains 800g of yarn in total; 10g balls of all 80 shades of Metropolis yarn. This provides more than enough yarn to allow knitters to be highly creative with colour selections, but will require some additional planning to accommodate more colours than the KAL official kits, but less metres of each colour.