Scheepjes festive blog hop buttonA little while ago I was invited by the lovely peeps at Scheepjeswol to participate in their advent calendar blog hop. Coming up with an idea using some beautiful Scheepjeswol what was not to like and I set to work right away. Today is my day to share my idea with you.

Before I start I would like to introduce you to yesterday’s contributor, Annelies Baes and her blog here Go and check out her cute little crochet snow man ornament, I dare you not to find it irresistible and make a few. All other previous contributors can be found via the Scheepjeswol link here. There are some truly amazing creations there which should keep you busy during the festive season.


So, a few weeks ago I received my happy mail of yarn from Scheepjeswol and set to work. My idea was to produce a small gift bag using the above colours in a stranded colourwork pattern. I love colourwork in knitting and crochet and have always been inspired by Scandinavian, Estonian and Fair Isle patterns.

What do you think…?


…I am quietly chuffed with the way it’s turned out. The Scheepjeswol Stone Washed yarn is not only fast becoming one of my favourite yarns to work with, but is also absolutely perfect for this kind of work.

The bag measures 22 cm high x 18 cm wide and is perfect transportation for a small knitting/crochet project, as a gift bag instead of wrapping paper, or simply a gift for someone special.

The pattern is available totally free in three languages. You can download your own PDF version by clicking English, German or Dutch versions.


I hope you enjoy making this bag as much as I have designing it.  Why not share your version of the bag with us on the Scheepjeswol facebook page or by emailing a photo to me (my email address is on the right).

Tomorrow will be Nerissa’s turn to share another beautiful blog hop advent creation with us. Make sure you visit her blog MissNeriss and see what she has in store for us.

Happy Knitting!



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  • Hi Ingrid, and thank you so very much for your kind words. I am so glad you like my little bag and as you love the Stone Washed yarn as much as I do, hopefully you will make your own version.
    What a lovely blog you write, and I see you are German like me so next time we can write in our mother language.
    I also write another blog with my friend Claudia from Germany, you can find it by clicking on the WoolyLoops photo on the right.
    I make sure to follow you via bloglovin from now never missing any of your posts.
    Have a lovely day
    Heike xx

  • Hello Heike! Thanks so much for sharing this, what a wonderful Fairisle pattern. 🙂
    I’m also a huge fan of Scheepjeswol Stone Washed!!! <3
    (You can find some examples of things I made with this yarn on my blog, if you want to check it out)
    Have a nice week!
    Ingrid xx

  • Dearest Marianne, your comments always mean the world to me and I am glad you like my little bag so much. Thanks for pinning it too…you are the best! Much love Heike xx

  • Thank you so much Nerissa…maybe I can teach you one day, that would be fun. 🙂

  • MissNeriss

    This is ridiculously beautiful. Like Marianne, it makes me want to learn to knit!

  • I absolutely adore your giftbag – it makes me (a non knitter) want to pick up some needles and start knitting it right away, seriously! I will pin it immediately and put it high on my to-make-wish list! Thanks so much for sharing, lovely Heike! Marianne xx