I cannot tell you how hard it has been for me to keep this Sophie Stool a secret!! Every time I walk past it (or steal it back from the boys), I get such a rush of happiness. I’m so pleased that I can finally tell you about it :)
When Scheepjes asked me if I would like to design a stool cover, I immediately thought of using Sophie’s Mandala, which is the centre of Sophie’s Universe.
I decided to keep the sides and socks plain so that they would complement the top, not fight with it. I also wanted a sturdy fabric that would hug the stool well. Linen stitch has always been one of my favourite ‘plain’ stitches. It is quick and easy to make, but it doesn’t look boring – especially when each round is done in a different colour.
The cover and socks are made in Catona, which is 100% mercerized cotton (sturdiness again). I chose the same shades as those used in the Cotton 8 version of Sophie.
Each stitch of this project was a joy to make. I think I smiled more working on this than I have in the past year – and I have smiled (and laughed) A LOT this year. The Sophie pattern in all its guises has become a companion and trusted friend. I cannot imagine the day when working it up will no longer bring me joy. We wanted a way to celebrate this joy, so when it came to choosing an inscription for the buttons, what better than ‘Live, Love, Laugh’?
The Sophie’s Stool kit contains the following:
- 9 skeins of Catona (50 grams each)
- 1 stool – 42 cm (16.5″) high and the seat is 30 cm (11.8″) in diameter
- 1 ‘Authentic Sophie’s Universe’ label
- 4 unique olive wooden buttons with the inscription ‘Live, Love, Laugh’
The kits will be available in stores from November 1st, but I believe that some stores will offer the option to pre-order. Kits have a recommended retail price of € 34,95/£ 31,95/US$ 41,99 and will be available from Wool Warehouse, Deramores, Black Sheep Wools, and other Scheepjes retailers. I was pleasantly surprised with the price of the kits, and I think they would make wonderful Christmas presents.
The Sophie’s Stool Pattern
The pattern will be posted HERE on November 1st, so please bookmark this post so that you can easily find it again later.
I hope you are as excited about this project as I am!
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