Ubuntu Scheepjes CAL 2018 by Dedri Uys
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Ubuntu Scheepjes CAL 2018

Crochet
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
3.0 mm
3.25 mm (D)
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
5.5 mm (I)
3281 - 4374 yards (3000 - 4000 m)
both US and UK

“Ubuntu: I am because we are.”
The belief that we are defined by our compassion and kindness towards others.

Designer Dedri Uys from Look at What I Made has worked for over two years on this beautiful design. She let herself be inspired by ‘Ubuntu’:

“The word Ubuntu in a Nguni Bantu term meaning “humanity towards others” or “I am because we are”. Through Crochet-alongs, I have found a community that constantly reminds me of the essence of Ubuntu: connection, community, and mutual caring for all. We wanted to honour and celebrate that in this CAL, both in the design and how we choose to engage with each other as we embark on this journey.”

The CAL will start on Wednesday September 12th 2018. Over 12 weeks you will create a gorgeous hexagonal blanket. Every Wednesday, a new part of the pattern will be released. The patterns are officially available in English (UK), English (US), Dutch, German, French, Spanish and Hebrew. As always, Esther from It’s all in a Nutshell will provide excellent video tutorials to accompany you on your Ubuntu journey. Patterns are available through the Scheepjes Facebook groups (Dutch group, International group) or through the Scheepjes Website.

The Ubuntu blanket is a hexagonal blanket available in three sizes. Each size is made with a different yarn, thus providing you with a bigger or smaller blanket:

  • Small kit. This kit contains Cotton 8. The resulting blanket will measure 120cm (long diagonal) x 104 cm (short diagonal) x 60 cm (sides)
  • Medium kit. This kit contains Stone Washed. The resulting blanket will measure 151 cm (long diagonal) x 131cm (short diagonal) x 75.5cm (sides)
  • Large kit. This kit contains Stone washed XL and River Washed XL. The resulting blanket will measure 192cm (long diagonal) x 167cm (short diagonal) x 96 cm (sides).

All kits will be available from Scheepjes retailers on August 22nd, 2018. You can find your closest retailer here.