HaL’s Sophie: Colour Picks

Having the wonderful Sophie’s Universe book in my possession, I found to urge to recreate this beautiful blanket too much to resist. I want to make the biggest size, but Scheepjes Stonewashed XL is a little out of my price range. So I wrote down the shades and quantities, grabbed my Stylecraft sample squares, and logged onto the XL page on Wool Warehouse’s website. I’ve been able to match up shades of Special Aran to the list.

Scheepjes Stonewashed XL Stylecraft Special Aran
23 x Moonstone 12 x Cream
6 x Canada Jade 3 x Meadow
3 x Corundum Ruby 2 x Pale Rose
3 x Blue Apatite 2 x Demin
3 x Garnet 2 x Plum
3 x Deep Amethyst 2 x Lavender
3 x Lemon Quartz 2 x Lemon
3 x Amazonite 2 x Silver
3 x Green Agate 2 x Cloud Blue
3 x Coral 2 x Spice


It’s not 100% perfect, but I’ve checked and the Stylecraft shades go together, so it should result in a stunning Sophie for a third of the price. I’ve gone off weight since there’s no meterage by shade, and as Special Aran comes in 100g balls, there’ll should be plenty left over. (Eg: the pattern calls for 1150g of Moonstone and I’ve listed 1200g of Aran.)


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