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yarn glossary: stellina

If you’re new to the crafting community or have even been a part of it for a while, you know that there are just so many different names and ways to separate the different yarn weights. Let’s be honest, it can be not only intimidating but also so confusing! I’ve been part of the crafting community for about 15 years and I still get confused. That’s why we have created the Yarn Glossary, a place to go for all things that have to do with names and weights, to help clear up any confusion while you’re yarn shopping. When talking about the weight of yarn, we are referring to how thick the strand of yarn is. Yarn weights go from 0-7, the higher the number is, the less stitches per inch you’ll have. 

One of our all time favorite bases throughout every single season might have to be Stellina. Stellina is a CYC 1, fingering or sock weight yarn with the most beautiful, subtle, gold shimmer stranded through. 

What is Stellina?

Stellina is a 2ply, 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, and 5% Gold Stellina. It comes at 438 yards per 100 grams. 


Knitting gauge is recommended at 27-32 stitches on 2.25mm to 3.25 mm needles. For crochet, it is recommended at 21 to 23 stitches on 2.25mm to 3.5mm hooks.


Stellina will make any project elevated with that gorgeous gold strand worked through. Some of our favorites for stellina are shawls, but next on our list will for sure be a sweater. 

Knit Projects



Comfy Cardi

(Daniela Muhlbauer)


(Lisa Mutch)

Iris Tank Top

(Along avec Anna)


(Isabell Kraemer)


(Jonna Hietala)

Crochet Projects

Fields Cardigan

(Fiber & Fox)

SisLove Half Circle


Westmont Shawl

(Toni Lipsey)

Raspberry Croissant Shawl

(Andrea Cretu)

 Static Sweater

(Stephanie Erin)

Cande Pullover

(Nomad Stitches)

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