Last week, I told you about Sophie’s Dream, which will consist of 12 Sophie’s Gardens in bold colours. This week, I am going to show you some work in progress photos. The pattern for Sophie’s Dream will be posted here on my website (free) on the 29th of December 2018.
Just look at that riot of colour! Before I show and tell any more, I should probably make sure that you know what exactly Sophie’s Garden is…
If you are at all familiar with Sophie’s Universe, you will know that she started her life as a tiny mandala, which grew into a large mandala, which grew into a square. That square was called Sophie’s Garden.
The journey didn’t, of course, stop there. I continued to grow her into Sophie’s Universe: a complex crochet-along written specifically for adventurous beginners, with step-by-step photos, lots of landmarks, and videos by my dear friend Esther from It’s All in a Nutshell.
Ever since I designed the pattern, I have wondered what a blanket would look like if it was made solely out of ‘Gardens’. With the internet making our world a smaller and smaller place, I have had the great privilege of seeing quite a few blankets where people have used the Gardens, including some fabulous temperature blankets! But loving Whirl as much as I do, I really wanted to see what it would look like in a long colour-change yarn. My friend Jenny has made that dream come true!
The colours she chose play so well together! I couldn’t resist taking lots and lots of photos of the squares before joining. These messy photos were my favourite!
And just look at this disorganised rainbow :)
I am extremely happy about the fact that the design doesn’t get lost in those bits where the colour changes are more ‘mottled’.
Each Whirl yielded 3 Sophie’s Gardens (using the hook and gauge provided in the Sophie’s Dream pattern). If you are interested in knowing more about the colours, you can find them in last week’s post HERE.
Red Velvet Sunrise (764)
I am constantly amazed by how the Whirl colourways surprise me. They shouldn’t! I’ve seen enough projects made from Whirl to KNOW that all the colourways are magic. Even so, I was pleasantly surprised by how the Red Velvet Sunrise Gardens turned out :) I just couldn’t imagine that pink, purple, red, and orange could look so pretty!!
Rosewater Cocktail (776)
Heehee, this is my all-time favourite colourway. Mr. LAWIM, if you read this, you can buy me one of these for Christmas!
Key Lime Pi (780)
What can I say? All sorts of happiness!
Blackberry Mint Chip (769)
This colourway was another wonderful surprise. Don’t these squares look amazing? Who knew Olive could glow so much?
I absolutely cannot wait to show you the blanket next week, and I know for a fact that Jenny is hopping in her seat with anticipation.
Yarn packs for Sophie’s Dream will be available in my Wool Warehouse Shop as soon as all the colours are back in stock early next year. You can find the individual balls at any of the Scheepjes Stockists HERE.
I hope to see you back here next week for the big ‘Reveal’, and the week after for the pattern!
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You do such beautiful work! Thank you for sharing all of these beautiful things with us — and for your inspiring website.
Gosh the suspense is killing me! I do hope the Big Reveal is published soon. Merry Christmas to you all. x
Dedri Uys says
Haha. It’s up now :)
Marian Leuven, van says
It’s Saturday!!!! I’ll be checking my mail all day for the big reveal. So anxious to get started and read more about this new project
alana ford says
Cannot wait for the big reveal!!! I adore the patterns and color options you and Jenny create! One question: do you have any knowledge of how well the yarn washes? I absolutely refuse to work with a yarn that will not wash beautifully (my beloved stonewashed holds up very well). perhaps I should just order a cake and test it out, but wanted the experts’ advice!
Hi Alana. Jenny here.
I have made countless My Story Shawls and other Whirl projects and all have washed well with either a hand wash or a gentle wash in the machine :)
I love this idea. I’m excited about using Whirls. Is there going to be a kit for this CAL like there was with Ubuntu? I’m in the US and I’m trying decide if I should just order the Whirls now. Thanks
Hi Renee. Wool Warehouse will be supplying a kit for this project as soon as all the colours are in stock again. It isn’t a CAL, so next week you will get all the pattern details at once so you can make the Dream at your leisure.
I love this. I am currently making a Sophie in a whirl from another brand. As I keep buying more cakes from this brand with very little planning what to actually use it for, this looks like the blanket for me.
Enjoy Helene! I have to say the official Scheepjes Whirls are softer (and hence even nicer) than any similar yarns :) Jenny
I had so much making the Sophie’s Garden squares into a Temperature blanket. It is one of the coziest, large blankets I have made.
We loved your Sophie temperature blanket! :) Jenny
Ingrid Williams says
Wow Sophie’s Dream looks awesome
Paige Vest says
Wow! The colors show off spectacular in this square. Can’t wait for the yarn to be available for purchase. I’ve got to make this blanket. Excited to see it finished.
Rachel Goff says
I’m so excited about this beauty! I know what my next project will be!
Linda Foulis says
Wow, that is incredible. I love it. I can’t wait to try it. I’m working on Emma’s Square to be made into a blanket. So much fun, thank you.
Please share pics when it is finished, Linda!
Big reveal next week has us very excited! Jenny :)
Viki HayDay says
Such a stunning project, congratulations to both of you!
Can’t wait to see it in it’s full glory
Thank you Viki! We are excited for the big reveal :) Jenny
Christiane Holemans says
Wow, just stunning! Love the colors. Can’t wait till next week.
Us too, Christiane :) Jenny
The colors are fabulously! I can’t wait to start on this new project
I can’t wait to start my second one, Peggy! Jenny :)