Superwash Merino Wool
Stella Alpina is a superwash yarn that’s made of 100% merino wool. If you’re not familiar with the term, it basically means that you can machine wash the products that you crochet with this yarn and it’ll stay soft and unfelted through all of your washing. I pretty much never hand wash my own items so I’m always happy to have washable yarns.
Lots of Color Choices
Stella Alpina was originally conceived for making baby garments and you can see that in the two colors that I’ve used here, especially the light blue which immediately makes me think “baby boy blue”. However, they’ve actually extended the available color line since Stella Alpina was first conceived and now you can enjoy many different colors. I think it would be a good choice for people who like doing crochet color work in the style of such crocheters as Attic 24 and Sucrette. Stella is also now available in a self-patterning jacquard, which is more in the line of something I’d like to try, getting those colors without having to do the color changing myself!
What I Crocheted
If you’re wondering what you’re seeing here, I just used one ball of each pink and blue of Stella Alpina to crochet small pieces of textured fabric, about the size of a large washcloth. The pink is seed stitch and the blue is ribbed hdc. I have been obsessed with making square fabric pieces lately. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them. Some will likely be paired with tissue paper and used to wrap gifts. Others may be put together into a large quilt-style blanket. The pink one is close enough to a hot pink color that I might use it for my YarnbombingLA donation.
What would you crochet with this yarn?