I’ve seen quite a few people say that they are anxious about making Sophie’s Universe in a single colour. They are worried that the pattern will lose its definition, or that they will choose the wrong colour. I thought I would address these fears by sharing Jenny‘s Single Colour Sophie.
Jenny used 52 skeins of Scheepjes Stonewashed XL in Crystal Quartz (Available HERE from Deramores and HERE from Wool Warehouse) and a 5.5 mm Clover Amour crochet hook (US 9/I UK 5). Her Sophie was 167 cm squared. This means that her Sophie was 2 cm bigger than mine, but used 2 more skeins of yarn.
Of course there are some colours that might not work as well when making Sophie’s Universe in a single colour (like black, dark brown, or dark navy), but if you are using a medium or light shade, I hope to show you that you won’t lose any stitch definition by using a single colour.
I volunteered for the task of blocking Jenny’s Sophie, and I managed to take a fair few photos in the process.
I couldn’t decide which photos to show you, so I am showing you all of them!
I have to tell you that I did NOT want to give Jenny’s Sophie back! I fell hopelessly in love with the elegance of it (which, unfortunately, I was not able to capture in these photos).
My eye kept jumping from one detail to the next…
…and without the distraction of colours, I was able to really see each detail.
My favourite has to be the large central flower on the ‘short sides’.
However, I also really like the way the details in the central mandala ‘pop’ in a single colour.
Here you can see my Sophie next to Jenny’s one. We both used Scheepjes Stonewashed XL, but I used the colour pack for the Large Sophie (available HERE from Wool Warehouse and HERE from Deramores), instead of a single colour like Jenny.
I think it is absolutely amazing what a big difference colour (or the lack thereof) can make to a pattern. It almost doesn’t feel like the same design!
I wish I had gotten a better picture of Single Colour Sophie in her entirety, but unfortunately the only photo I have of her is when I was blocking her.
And to finish off, here are 4 of our 5 combined Sophies (not counting the very first ‘prototype’ I made and have only shared in sneak peeks).
From top to bottom they are: Medium Sophie made with Scheepjes Softfun, Small Sophie made with Scheepjes Cotton 8, and 2 Large Sophies made with Scheepjes Stonewashed XL. Details for the colour packs can be found HERE under ‘Size and Materials’.
If you are one of those people who have been wanting to make Sophie in a single colour, I hope this post has convinced you that you should totally go for it! And if you have already made Sophie’s Universe in a single colour, please feel free to comment below or tag me on social media.
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