The Calm Nook Crafts (Amanda)


Hi, I’m Amanda from the Calm Nook Crafts. I’m an Australian living in a beautiful little seaside town on the Northern Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.

Like many of you I learnt to knit and crochet when I was little, but the teenage years hit and down went the hooks and needles. Later I’d knit beanies and scarfs for my girls when they were small. In 2014 my Mum passed away suddenly, and I picked up the crochet hook again as a stress and coping mechanism. I discovered Scheepjes during The Last Dance on the Beach CAL in 2016 and so began a love affair with beautiful, affordable yarns. During that CAL I was fortunate enough to have made friends with many amazing crafters including Tammy from Canadutch who encouraged me to pick up my knitting needles again. Next thing I knew I was test knitting for her and she was encouraging me to submit a design to Scheepjes.

Knitting is my passion, I love to learn new techniques, I love to encourage and teach new knitters and I tend to design with them in mind. Taking that initial knit and purl and throwing in a simple new technique to give a new knitter confidence to step away from garter stitch scarfs and create something beautiful with beautiful yarns.

  • Essence shawl 1

    YARN - The After Party booklet #13

    Knitting pattern by Amanda Beaumont

    The kit contains one ball each of
    Scheepjes Whirl - 753 Slice 'O' Cherry pie  

    and the pattern booklet.

  • Springtime Hood 04

    YARN - The After Party booklet #26

    The beautiful Springtime Hooded Cowl by Amanda Beaumont is designed to be wide enough to pull over your shoulders and up over your head hooded style.
    The cowl is knit in the round.

    The kit contains
    * Scheepjes Linen Soft (27% linen, 47% cotton, 26% acrylic, 50g/135m) 616 x 10 balls

    This pattern is suitable for novice and intermediate knitters and is knit in the round.

    You can substitute colours; please let us know in the comment section of the ordering process.

  • 41. Furnace Cowl 3

    YARN - The After Party booklet #41

    by Amanda Beaumont

    The beautiful Furnace Cowl by Amanda Beaumont is made with Scheepjes Merino Soft.

    The kit contains:
    Scheepjes Merino Soft (50% superwash merino wool, 25% microfibre, 25% acrylic) 50g/105m:

    • Yarn A: 604 Lowry x 1 ball
    • Yarn B: 612 Vermeer x 1 ball

    This knitting pattern is suitable for adventurous beginners.

  • Chasen Beanie

    by Amanda Beaumont (knitting)

    Kit contains:

    2x Scheepjes Stone Washed XL 865 Malachite
    1x Scheepjes Stone Washed XL 866 Fosterite

    optional Scheepje YARN Book-a-Zine No. 8 Tea Room

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