Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stella Collection Giveaway!

Recently, two of my very favorite knitters in blogland -- Tanis of Tanis Fiber Arts and Julie of Knitted Bliss -- put their uber-talented design-minds together and published The Stella Collection. And OH MY is it lovely.



Each shawl in the collection was inspired by a star (Stella being Latin for 'star') and each features a different Tanis Fiber Arts fingering weight yarn base. Perfect yarn, lacey shawls, Latin, and astronomy? This is so up my alley.

Now on to the prettiness...

Adhara - a lovely two-color, lacey, triangular shawl



And because I love wearing a shawl around my neck like a scarf, here's a shot of it worn that way, too:



Suncrest - cushy garter stitch goodness and pretty scallops



And just look how it scrunches. YUM.



Solaria - lots of texture, and lace, and oh! that color!


It can be worn as a capelet, too, which I love. (And don't you also love how Julie's styled it??)


Nashira - a gorgeous lightweight stole that would go with everything!




All of the patterns can be purchased individually (just click the linkies above) for C$6, or you can get the whole shebang for C$15.

OR, if you leave a comment here telling me which design is your favorite, you may just be the lucky person drawn to receive a free copy of the collection! You have until next Monday, July 30th at noon Pacific time -- I'll draw a winner and make the announcement that afternoon. So let's hear it! Which starry shawl would you make first?

101 comments:

CarolynEll said...

They are all so lovely, but I have to say Solaria is my favorite. I love the color!

Dee said...

So hard to choose but I'd start with Adhara. I'd love to knit it for the Fall.

Ella Wong said...

LOVE Suncrest! I am a garter stitch addict, so it is perfect for me.

Rhian Drinkwater said...

Ooh they're all gorgeous, but think it would have to be Adhara.

Wanda said...

They are all lovely...so hard to have a favorite, I'd love to start with Suncrest.

Ely said...

I really like the shape of the Suncrest and it would work with so many colours.

Aleda said...

I really like the Suncrest, I'm a huge fan of scallops!

Anonymous said...

I love the Suncrest shawl! Everything about it makes me want to cast on as soon as I can!

Rachel (yarngirl99 on Ravelry)

peaknits said...

I love Soalria the most, such a pretty cowl!

Kamigaeru said...

I simply adore Nashira!

Kate said...

I'd make Nashira first!

Kim said...

I think I'd knit Nashira first…they're all so great, though, it's hard to decide!

Gynx said...

I think Suncrest might be my favorite, but I really like them all!

Mary deB said...

I'd have to go with Adhara! It looks like it would be nice to knit, with that big , leafy edge and the two colours. But I do love Suncrest as well!

nestra said...

Suncrest is my favorite, although they are all lovely

Katie said...

I think I would start with Nashira!

MaryKate said...

I'd knit up Solaria first, because if I got it done fast enough, I could wear tank tops to work in this heat and put it over as a capelet when I get to the building for instant work-appropriate sleeves.

janine said...

I would knit Adhara first.

Deadlysmurf said...

I would be all over the Adhara

C.C.@ I'm On My Way ~ my journey as a Christ follower, wife, mamma, and fibromyalgia fighter said...

The Suncrest is amazing. They're all amazing!

Kristen Jancuk said...

Adhara is just perfect, I want it for my fall scarf!

Sara said...

Suncrest is just beautiful!

drcold said...

Love the Nashira!

MollyHA said...

Love Solaria as a cowl and capelet!

Lisa said...

I am in love with Adhara. I would so knit this in the bluish colors and wear this elegant and so fashionable shawl around my neck.

Anonymous said...

I will probably knit them all - love Tanis yarn and these patterns. Will start with Adhara, trying to decide what color scheme to do. Thanks for offering the pattern give away, and hoping to win.

hazelmoon said...

I like Suncrest best, because I'm on a crescent kick lately, but I think Adhara would be really interesting to knit.

Meredith said...

I love Solaria! It's in my queue.

Biscuit said...

I am absolutely in love with Adhara! It is exquisite!!

Jessica said...

I would make any one of these to be honest, but if I have to pick right now it would be Suncrest. So, so pretty!

Clotho said...

For me, it would be Adhara, definitely. There's just something lovely about two matching colors...

Amy said...

Suncrest is my favorite!

Deena said...

Beautiful collection - I can't decide between Suncrest and Solaria!

Elisabeth said...

It is Adhara. So gorgeous !

Laura said...

I love the suncrest shawl!

Hind DP said...

Nashira, I love the way it looks as a scarf

Magi said...

Nashira is the first one on my list - and as soon as I get some TFA yarn, I'm starting!

thao said...

Suncrest is my favorite!

Andi said...

Oooh! Pick me! I want to knit Nashira for my sis in law! I've been looking for a lightweight stole in gray and that is PERFECT! Just gorgeous!

melanie said...

Love Solaria, but Suncrest is not far behind.

Evelyn said...

Love, love, love! I would definitely knit them ALL but first up would be Nashira.

Caryl K said...

Oh my goodness, thank you for pointing out this lovely collection! I love Adhara, although the Nashira stole is a very close second, and they're all beautiful :)

Karen Paessler said...

These are all beautifully done in such lovely colors that it is hard to choose. The first one I would knit would be Adhara. Then I would have to knit all the others!

Bonnie said...

Nashira is my favorite. Thanks!

Michelle Nielsen Ott said...

I love the suncrest! Amazing collection!

merrilymarylee said...

Adhara is splendid. That lovely edging, the cleverness of the grey and blue color usage in that lovely pattern. That is oh so clever!

Mary Lee said...

Adhara is splendid. That lovely edging, the cleverness of the grey and blue color usage in that lovely pattern. That is oh so clever!

Julie said...

I love them all, but would start with Adhara. So, so pretty. It's as though it was designed with me in mind! ;-> Thanks very much!

caroline aka FiberTribe said...

I'd start with Adhara. They're all beautiful, though!

Roberta said...

I would knit them all, especially in those beautiful yarn colorways but I would start with Solaria. I'm a cowl-girl :-)

Josiphine said...

You're awefully mean to make me choose just one...but I guess if I must I'd say Nashira. Oh my goodness.

Teresa said...

So very tricky to choose! I'm going to have to say Solaria. Likely because I'm a sucker for yellow, what can I say?

Anonymous said...

I love Solaria - Very hard to choose tho'! Tammy (charliesmomma on ravelry!)

Jean Ashley said...

I love the Nashira shawl for myself, but I would probably end up making the Solaria first as a gift for someone special...

carol said...

So beautiful, all of them. My first knit would be Nashira. I'm in that kind of mood

Heidi said...

I would have to say Solaria is my favorite. I love the lace!

-Heidi

PenCraft said...

I love Adhara!

Alicia said...

i think solaria is my favourite, but i could really see myself knitting any of these patterns happily. sooo pretty.

Karalee said...

I like them all, but probably Adhara is my favorite - and then I'd get the fun of choosing two colors instead of just one!

Blue Laurel said...

My favorite of the collection is Adhara with Nishira a close second. I love the lattice texture of Adhara!

Courtney said...

I love the entire collection, but Suncrest is definitely my favorite!

collegeknitting said...

I love Adhara- it's definitely my favorite. Thanks so much for such an awesome give-away!

Small and Moody said...

Solaria is my favorite! The texture is so pretty and I love wearing capelets.

Jonathan Berkompas said...

I love Suncrest!

rabeckie said...

Suncrest is so cute!!!

Nanakat said...

They are all beautiful and would be amazing to knit, but I think I'd want to try Suncrest first.

Sylvie said...

I'd start with Nashira - it looks super functional as well as gorgeous, and I don't have anything like that right now.

Aristi said...

I'd start with Nashira as well! It looks absolutely gorgeous!

knitranslatezen on Ravelry

Franzi said...

I'd like to knit Adhara first.
Those patterns are really gorgeous!

Caitlyn Myers said...

At first I thought Adhara was my favorite, but now I'm certain I've been seduced by Nashira. I find pretty scarves are nealy irresistable.

Pam D said...

All the patterns are beautiful but I would knit Nashira first!

Cecile said...

I love, love, love the entire collection, but I already bought Tanis Fiber Arts yarns for an Adhara and a Suncrest, so they'll have to be first on my needles!

YogaNan knits, too... said...

Hard to pick a fave, but I think it is Suncrest!

Nicole said...

I love them all, but I think I would start would start with Suncrest - so pretty!

Hayley said...

It would be a close tie between Nashira and Suncrest for me, but they're all beautiful!

slmiller8 said...

Boy, oh boy, hard to choose, but I think Solaria is my favorite.

Ninja Ryder said...

Nashira is my favorite because I'm currently in love with rectangles. I can see this stole worn as a, well, stole - and also wrapped around the shoulders, crossed and then gently tied at the waist. It's just beautiful!

Beverly said...

Lovely giveaway! I really like the look of Suncrest! So pretty.

VĂ©ronique said...

How beautiful ! Suncrest is my favorite and the color is so perfect.

pattie in Geneseo said...

Adhara, hands down, for me!

Kate said...

I think I will have to line them up and eenie-meenie-miney-mo them to figure out where to start.

Laura Annette said...

I'd have to knit Adhara first. I love the border! I'm actually really new to lace knitting AND shawl knitting, so I'd love to test my skills working on these. I'm knitting a candle flame shawl right now for my grandmommy, and these patterns would knit up into great gifts for other family members (although I'd have to keep Adhara for myself)

Erin said...

I would totally start with Suncrest (I'm obsessed with garter stitch lately, and the construction looks like a lot of fun), but these are all lovely. What a gorgeous pattern and yarn collection!

Linda said...

They're all beautiful! Hard to chose but I would start with Suncrest, then Adhara.

Susan said...

I adore Solari. It's a pure ray of sunshine. :-)

Vicki said...

Suncrest is my favorite. I love the scallops.

TrustCrazyIdeas said...

How does anyone pick one? They're all gorgeous!
I love the Nashira !

Ash said...

Solaria might be my fav.

Lalaroo said...

I would go with Nashira first, althugh they're all beautiful!

Cate said...

I think I like Adhara to knit first. They're all so pretty though!

Tina said...

I LOVE Adhara!

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Anonymous said...

I love this collection, especially Nashira

Cindy. (Labgirl on Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

They are all so lovely, but I am definitely drawn to Adhara.

Cheryl

mdmaybe said...

I've been doing a lot of garter stitch lately because I don't have to look at it so I like suncrest

Nancy N said...

So lovely! Thank you for the chance!
I think my favorite is Suncrest, but I think I would be most likely to make is Solaria. They are all quite beautiful.

Nancy N (n2n on Ravelry)

fairynuff said...

Where to start?? As a recent newbie to the land of shawls, I'd go with Adhara. The challenge of the 2 colours... but which 2 colours?? That's a whole lot of thinking!!!

Lyrick said...

I would start with Adhara. Great giveaway!

Judi A. said...

They certainly are all pretty, but I would have to start with Suncrest.

Zowmom on Ravelry

Jennifer said...

Solaria! Beautiful.

cmflame said...

I'd start with Suncrest, love that scalloped edge.

Anonymous said...

Simply scrumptious! I lean more toward SOLARIA
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