Stellaire shawl is now available on Ravelry and knitgraffiti.com!! I am so excited to finally release this pattern, and am offering an introductory discount: receive 20% off using coupon code STELLA both on Ravelry and knitgraffiti.com! This offer will go through Monday, December 18, 2017, just in time to grab some amazing kits by La Bien Aimée (LBA)!! They will be posting 2 different kits on Monday evening, one in the exact color ways you see here, and one in a more romantic color palette. I will send out a reminder via Instagram and my blog when they go live!
Yes, La Bien Aimée yarns are some of my favorites. I have designed with them before, if you remember my High Rise shawl, as well as my Parlour shawl. I’m actually wearing my High Rise shawl around my shoulders right now! Aimée has created some beautiful fade kits, and I knew I wanted to design a simple, easy-to-wear brioche lace shawl using her Stella fade paired with her Magellan fade. Her Interstellar color way is one of my absolute favorites!
I knew I wanted to create a new shawl design that would be very approachable to brioche newbies who maybe wanted to venture beyond even two-color brioche. So I designed this shawl to start with two-color garter stitch, which creates an amazing texture, and the perfect canvas for blending yarns. Not only does this pattern fade from light to dark colors, it is also a pattern fade – fading from two-color garter stitch slowly to two-color brioche lace. It’s a great way to dip your toe into brioche lace, if you’re wanting to give it a try!
This shawl is a very generous size, and uses 4 skeins of fingering / sock weight yarn. I used LBA’s Merino Singles, which are just so delightful. There are so many possibilities with this shawl, you can fade the exact way that I wrote the pattern, or you can create a stash-buster version and use my color-blending technique to fade in more colors! Or don’t even fade at all, it will look so beautiful!! I chose 4 colors that were very close to each other, so that the color blending was subtle. But color with a higher contrast will still work!
Be sure to read more details about the construction and how to choose your colors on the pattern page, here!
This sample is now on its way to La Bien Aimée in Paris, and I will be knitting myself a new sample in bright colors, pinks and oranges!! I cannot wait to start, this is such a soothing knit. It’s perfect for knitting around the holidays while you’re spending time with family and friends, and want to be working on something that doesn’t require too much attention.
If you’re still feeling a bit nervous to dive into brioche lace, my Craftsy class, Modern Brioche Lace, is available at a fantastic price right now!! And you can always get the class at 50% off if you follow the link from the Classes and Events page my website.
Thank you for following along, and happy briocheing, friends!!