Over the next 3 weeks I will be sharing instructions for making Sophie rectangular (with the aid of 2 square designs), adding an optional border, and adding the last little bits of surface detail.
The design was only ever meant to be a square and the rectangular options were purely added for those people who really wanted a rectangular blanket. There are so very many variables. You might want to make the squares or border in different colours. You might only want to use one of the squares. You might not want to add anything until you see the border…
I anticipate that a few people won’t like the squares-option, so i am going to supply a link to an alternative pattern to use for growing your Sophie into a rectangle (HERE). I have absolutely no way to predict which rows of this pattern you will want to do, or in which colours, so I cannot tell you how much yarn you will need, even if you threatened to take away my whole yarn-stash.
So with that having been said, here are the yardages for the optional squares and border (and the colours I would use).
You will need 9 squares for the top of the blanket and another 9 for the bottom. You will have 2 squares to choose from – a dainty, lacy version and a more manly solid version (which I prefer and will be using to demonstrate what it will look like).
Colours and Yardages Per Round
- Optional Squares and Border Cotton 8
- Optional Squares and Border Softfun
- Optional Squares and Border Stonewashed XL
If you want to buy the Yarn Packs, you can find them all HERE.
Have a great evening,