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!
I hope to see you back here next week for some sneak peeks of Sophie’s Dream!
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