Monday 18 June 2012

The Stella Collection - Adhara

I am so excited to finally introduce you to a project that Julie and I have been collaborating on for the past couple of months. A collection of four shawl designs inspired by the stars called, appropriately, The Stella Collection! Stella is the latin word for 'star' and coincidentally, also the name of TFA's hardest working mascot! Each pattern in the collection is available as an individual download on Ravelry, or as part of the collection as a whole in e-book format.

The Stella Collection
Clockwise from top left: Nashira, Adhara, Solaria and Suncrest
Each design features a different TFA Fingering Weight yarn base. The designs also represent 4 different shapes, sizes, textures, colours; each one is truly unique! This week I'll be highlighting each design in a series of blog posts starting with:


You may recognize this shawl from the banner on my websites home page. I've been teasing you with a sneak peak for months! This shawl is my interpretation of a 2 colour design with an emphasis on texture. Just like the colours subtly shift from one to the next, I wanted the shawl to graduate from a textured center, to a leafy border, to the lightest, airiest crocheted cast off. 



Size60” across top edge, 28” from center back to bottom point.
YarnTanis Fiber Arts Blue Label fingering weight yarn, 80% merino, 20% nylon 115g (4oz) = 385m (420yds).
Colour A: Shadow, 1 skein (colour A is used for the cast on, the body of the shawl and the leafy border).
Colour B: Atlantic, 1 skein (colour B is used for the body of the shawl and the crocheted cast off, ½ skein would be enough).
Needles4mm (US 6) 32" circular needle. 
Gauge24 sts and 30 rows = 4” in star cluster pattern after blocking.
Additional Tools and MaterialsTapestry needle, crochet hook, waste yarn, stitch marker.

Ravelry Pattern Page here.
The Stella Collection Details Page here