Do you remember when Jenny made her gorgeous Charlotte’s Dream using 12 large Charlotte squares? Well, Jenny and I have been very busy plotting and squealing over doing the same thing with Sophie’s Garden for the longest time. I cannot wait for you to see it. It is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. For now, though, I am only going to tell you about the yarn she used. You can see some work-in-progress photos next week :)
We have chosen to use Scheepjes Whirl for this project. Whirl is made from 60% cotton and 40% acrylic. When worked up, it feels substantial without feeling heavy, and it has a beautiful drape. Each yarn cake holds a staggering 1000 meters of slow colour change yarn. If you would like to read more about it, please see the post I wrote about it HERE.
I adore all the colours in the range and it is safe to say that Jenny is COMPLETELY addicted to it. Every time I see her, she’s working on a new Whirl project! So when the question ‘I wonder what a bunch of Sophie’s Gardens would look like in Whirl?‘ raised its gorgeous head, there was only one inevitable outcome: Jenny would try it and see :).
Jenny has used the following colourways of Whirl:
- Red Velvet Sunrise (764) x 1 ball
- Rosewater Cocktail (776) x 1 ball
- Key Lime Pi (780) x 1 ball
- Blackberry Mint Chip (769) x 1 ball
I’m attaching a separate photo of each so that you can appreciate the beauty of all the colours involved!
She has also used 2 colours of Whirlette:
- Blueberry (854) x 2 balls
- Mango (853) x 1 ball
You might think, looking at the photo below, that the colours won’t marry very well. Well, you will just have to wait and see!
Yarn packs for Sophie’s Dream are available in my Wool Warehouse Shop. You can find the individual balls at any of the Scheepjes Stockists HERE.
I hope to see you back here next week for some sneak peeks of Sophie’s Dream!
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Kim Ritter says
One more question! I am almost done with Part 3 (round 23) and measured my project and it’s already almost 11″. It only weighs 30 g though. will I be ok for yarn quantities or do I need to start over and make it smaller? Argh!!!
It’s Jenny here. If you haven’t matched gauge as mine, you will most likely struggle to get three complete squares from one Whirl cake. I can’t recall what my part 1-3 mandala weighed to be honest, and I hate to suggest anyone frog out all the parts they have already made, but if I was off gauge, it would bug me too much to risk it and carry on. It could result in having a yarn catastrophe where I couldn’t get all 3 squares from one cake.
Kim Ritter says
I am on the first garden of Sophie’s Dream pattern. As I was warned to conserve the yarn so that I have enough, I’m wondering if I’m supposed to do the optional Round 25 in Part 3 of the pattern? Please let me know since I’m on round 19 right now. So much Fun!!!
Dedri Uys says
We did include the Crab Stitch Round, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to. I’m glad you are enjoying it!
Viki HayDay says
Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been cooking!
How exciting!! I am starting my first (and second) Sophie’s universe blankets next week! Can’t wait to see Sophie’s dream.
It will be worth the wait, we promise! Jenny :)
Beyond excited! Cannot wait to see Sophie’s Dream in those beautiful colours.
I was excited to male all the Gardens! Jenny :)
I’m completed addicted to whirl too. I don’t need to see the pattern I’m sold already! Just asked the hubby for yarn to make this as my Christmas present and he agreed. Congrats to you and Jenny on making what we all know is going to be another stunning blanket.
I am so looking forward to seeing everyone make some gorgeous Dreams! Jenny :)
I can’t wait to see this beauty!!!
We can’t wait to show you, Isabelle! Jenny :)
I cannot tell you how much pleasure I receive when these wonderful comments arrive in my email box.
The colors, oooo the colors. I am not always able to purchase the same products where I live but I can dream and try to replace them somehow.
Thank you so much.