On very rare occasions I see a pattern and actually make the effort to get the suggested yarn, this was one of those times. I had the good fortune to test knit a pattern, Solaria Cowl, from The Stella Collection designed by Julie Crawford and Tanis Lavallee. Also, in that collection is the Suncrest shawl designed for TFA Red Label, a fantastic merino/cashmere/silk fingering/sport weight fingering. When I was at the K-W Knitter’s Fair in September I had a chance to chat with Tanis and pick up a skein of Red Label in Dove, which is absolutely gorgeous.
Then in October, Julie announced on the Ravelry board about the November TFA KAL, it seemed like I should break my personal queue and knit it up. And it was the right choice, it is a fantastic shawl and a beautiful yarn and so soft to wear.
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Project Name: Moonset
Pattern: Suncrest Shawl by Tanis Lavallee
Yarn: TFA Red Label in Dove
- Somehow my body was narrower than called for so I did three extra lace repeats to max out the skein.
- Not a whole lot, but this is the first time picking up just one of the loops on a shawl, it makes a really nice edge.
- I love it when a pattern and yarn look as good together as the sample/pattern version
Re-Knit?: Probably not, but I need to make others from The Stella Collection, and I’m looking forward to the 2013 TFA club as it will be one long Stella Collection as we will be getting different weight yarns and all the patterns will be designed by Tanis and Julie.