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I'm sure you've heard the buzz in the blogosphere about The Stella Collection recently. It's a beautiful compilation of four knitted neck accessories by the very talented Tanis Lavallée and Julie Crawford. Each of the lovely patterns in the collection feature a splendid Tanis Fiber Arts yarn. Take a look at the stunning pieces...
Adhara shawl by Tanis
Suncrest shawl by Tanis
Nashira stole by Julie
Solaria cowl by Julie
Aren't they all so so SOOOOOO beautiful! When I first saw the collection I was struck by the unique tonal striping of the Adhara shawl and the pretty lace of the Solaria cowl, but then Tanis just had to go and post another Suncrest FO on her blog recently and now I'm just smitten with that one too! I've squirreled away a skein of stash yarn to knit one of my own. I'm bringing it along on my trip to Mexico. I'd love to knit one up in the oh so lovely TFA Red Label Cashmere/Silk Single like the original, but a girl's gotta save her pennies when she's about to be sipping margaritas poolside. Oh, but wouldn't a skein of Seabreeze or Atlantic be just so appropriate though?!
Enough of the dreaming - more about the actual collection! Each of the patterns comes with written and charted instructions (with the exception of Suncrest that comes with only written for the Fan Shell Border), and I have to say that these ladies are both very skilled pattern writers, because the e-book is well written and the layout is clean and easy to read. At $15CAD this medley of patterns is a steal, in my opinion. Well done, gals!
Tanis and Julie have put together a very generous giveaway for you this time: two lucky, lucky followers have the chance at winning a skein of some gorgeous Red Label yarn and a copy of The Stella Collection e-book of their very own! Take a look at the brilliant colors...
(Shadow on the left and Poppy on the right)
By the way, I want to mention that I'm leaving this Saturday on my vacation and the super exciting first ever Knitcation. I'll be gone for three weeks. I know... tough life! I've decided to take a breather while I'm away, so I'll be taking a break from my regularly scheduled giveaways for the month of September. Don't worry though, I'll post the winners of this fabulous giveaway as usual in two weeks and I'll be sure to post pictures while I'm gone... if I haven't had too many of those previously mentioned margaritas that is! Adios, amigos! (Just practicing my Spanish on ya.)
I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:
1. Read over the rules if you have not done so already.
2. Leave a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 9/9/12. Which of the four patterns strikes your fancy?
I'll randomly pick the winners in 2 weeks and post the results along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.