pretty X 4

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a little while back, my friend tanis lavallée of tanis fiber arts, got in touch to let me know about a new collaborative collection she has created with fellow designer julie crawford of knitted bliss.

the stella collection is an eBook which includes four lace accessory patterns, two created by tanis and two created by julie.

each piece is quite different from the next, so the collection has a variety of styles and shapes as well as skill level—something for everyone and a true reflection of each designer as well.

the pieces take advantage of the variety of gorgeous yarns offered by tanis fiber arts—each design features one of the fingering weight bases that tanis dyes on.

the patterns feature both written and charted instructions, which i know many of us appreciate!

for more pattern details and/or to purchase the eBook, please visit the tanis fiber arts pattern shop or click over to the ravelry listing

now here’s the part that i think you’re going to love—tanis has provided a giveaway kit for one lucky reader of today’s post, consisting of the stella collection eBook plus one skein of her red label cashmere silk single in the velvet colorway


i can personally vouch for the luxuriousness of this yarn; i have a little iris shawlette on the needles right now in the chestnut colorway, which i’m dawdling over because it’s such a treat to work with.

if you’d like to throw your name into the pot to win this coveted kit, please leave a comment at the end of this post by 9 pm EDST on wednesday, august 8th. we’ll draw a name and announce the winner shortly thereafter.

and for a further treat, please read on into the next post; mister knitspot has stopped by to say a word or two about our luscious fall in full color yarn club, just about to begin shipping; it’s not too late to join us!

554 thoughts on “pretty X 4

  1. That yarn looks amazing. I would love to try the blend. I really like that the collection of patterns is so varied.

  2. The yarn is beautiful and patterns are wonderful Pick me, random number generator, pick me. Thank you for the giveaway

  3. from the day they were released i have been swooning , especially over solaria which has my name on it ! And i know form first hand experience how gorgeous tanis’s yarns are as i have a number in my stash and that now looks yummy enough to eat !

  4. I think the designs are not only original but practical and I can see myself wearing each one of them. It is a smart collection and worthy of being featured on the knitspot blog, since Anne is a practical, original designer herself. I would love to win the collection of patterns and the yarn; it might inspire me to get knitting agan since I have not picked up my needles for several months having been rather ill.

  5. That yarn looks divine! I’d love to win that! And the patterns are just what I’m looking for at the moment. Good stuff ladies, good stuff!

  6. This collection of shawls is absolutely gorgeous. Only with her yarn would it be a perfect project. 🙂

  7. 517 responses… just wow. You have come a long way since I began reading this blog – I think it was 2008. I found it through Yarn Harlot, who snapped a photo of you when she was passing through and provided a link, mentioned something about your good taste. Of course she is right. Back then you gave personal responses to every comment on the blog, but there were only a handful. I can’t imagine that you still would with this volume. It was especially encouraging to watch you grow past the days when your other line of work ended – you remained positive, and you chose to commit to knitting as your career. Congratulations on your success, tenacity and growth.

  8. I’ve heard lots of good things about Tanis’ yarn, would love to knit with it. The patterns are beautiful too. Thanks for the chance.

  9. What beautiful yarn, and the patterns are lovely. Purple is my favorite color, and I’d love to knit one of the designs for the fall.

  10. Wow, what stunning patterns and yarn. My particular fave is the scallop lace edge shawl.

  11. Tanis dyes the best yarn. I swear I even love the colors that aren’t ‘me’!

    Also, that cowl is on my must-knit list now (:

  12. Those are some beautiful patterns and the yarn , wow, the color is gorgeous! thank you both for the opportunity to have some of it.

  13. Gorgeous Yarn, Gorgeous Patterns, Happy Knitting Person !!!! 🙂 Owner of 2 new skeins – Priceless!

  14. Wonderful patterns and truly beautiful yarn would love to be able to knit anyone if not all of them.

  15. I’m currently knitting a wedding shawl with Tanis’ silver label mulberry silk. Heaven! I would be super glad to knit another shawl with Tanis’ beautiful fibers.

  16. This yarn looks gorgeous. I am tossing my needles into the ring in the hopes of winning. Thank you for the opportunity.

  17. Lovely shawl patterns. I am knitting with my Tanis club skein of this yarn and it is unbelievably soft. I would love a blanket of this yarn!

  18. WOW got on-line to catch up, love the e-book and yarn. Then read that I could get a chance to win them. YEAH!!!!!! Here is my shot at it. Thank you!

  19. I love this ebook and have actually sen it several places now. Thanks for the giveaway I already know which one I would love to knit first.

  20. Would love to win this contest. The book looks great and the yarn is beautiful. Thanks!

  21. All four are in my queue and I love Tanis’ gorgeous yarns and colorways. I would love to win – thanks for the opportunity!

  22. just finished you barenaked club and am already missing getting a special package from you and David in the mail. If I win it will help ease the withdrawal pain I am having ; (

  23. Lovely yarn – crossing my fingers some comes my way.

    And how do you know how much veggies to freeze for the winter? I’m trying to figure that out for us.

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