I love it when I find a new yarn to play with! Stardust yarn was released by the Dutch company Scheepjes at the end of 2016 but it was a new yarn to me. I came across it when I was searching the web for a particular yarn to make a wedding shawl (more on that later) and when I saw this yarn I just KNEW it had been what I was searching for.
I really wanted something a little special for this project and Stardust contains really fine sparkling fibres that add a gorgeous shimmer when they catch the light. I must confess I was a bit worried about the scratchy element, like some sparkle yarns can be, but I need not have worried, when this yarn turned up it was super soft without being scratchy.
So let’s check out the yarn’s vital statistics we:
- Weight: Double Knit (3)
- Blend: 11% mohair, 11% wool, 75% premium acrylic, 3% metallic polyester
- Yarn Ball Weight: 100g
- Yarn Ball Length: 540m
- Wash instructions: Cool, gentle hand wash only.
- Price: £5.80 (at the time of this post)
Stardust is available in 9 solid and 5 long variegated shades, each named after a star constellation – which I love! Who doesn’t want to hook up the stars!
I chose Capricorn (Shade 653) for my particular project but it just might be that I have since purchased some more Stardust since then…
I may just have bought some Pisces (Shade 654), because I fell in love with the gorgeousness of the blue, and maybe some Virgo (Shade 664) also fell into my basket because I was born in September so I had to! What can I say…I know I’m a yarn addict!
I’m not usually much of a pink person but the Virgo is such a delightful variegated combination…and you can just make out the hint of shine I was talking about.
It’s hard to catch the lovely sparkle in a photo, this yarn is much better in real life and when it’s made into a garment it’s best – it needs movement to make it really shine!
Stardust comes in large 100g / 540m balls which means you could easily make a project out of one ball. The particular blend of different yarns creates a lovely lightweight fabric when worked up with a lovely drape – just perfect for a shawl or wrap. For my wrap I ended up using 3 balls which still isn’t going to break the bank – especially for a luxe handmade shawl.
I so enjoyed the effect this yarn creates when worked up, seriously can’t say enough about the sparkle, so decided to stick with a fairly simple design to let the yarn do the talking. Like most fluffy yarns it’s not the easiest to frog if you go wrong which was another reason I kept the pattern simple. I’ll let you have a little peep at the design I came up with…
The free crochet pattern for the Shining Light Wedding Wrap will be coming to the blog soon!
Have you worked with Stardust yarn – what did you think?
Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx