Friday, October 4, 2013

The last stop on the Holla Knits! blog tour train.

Two Mondays ago (I don't know how many days that is... I am not even totally sure what day of the week today is. The down side of moving and not having a job lined up for when you get there.), we got into a moving van in Davis, California with everything we owned, including our cat. We drove, and drove, and drove, and then just to mix things up, we drove some more. We drove through mountains, through endless cornfields, the bleak desert of Nevada, the lush forest of Pennsylvania, a driving rain storm, intense heat, and far too many rush hours- including Chicago. Edge of my seat. The van overheated. The cat lost her cat cool and nearly had a heart attack. I became all too familiar with truck stops, and quickly learned just how much space one needs to turn around a moving van with a car carrier on the back of it. Towards the end I felt like my whole life had been spent in that van. There was nothing before the van, and there would be nothing else but the van. Luckily, thankfully, FINALLY, there was no more van. And now? Now we live in Delaware, land of strip malls, no sales tax, and cheap lobster. Yum.

Everett Henley, shown in Knit Picks Swish in Copper. Size 32"

Why am I telling you all of this? Because the day we got into that hated van is the day that my first ever sweater pattern, the Everett Henley, was published in Holla Knits. I went through like all of my data checking Ravelry every 2 seconds on release day, just to see how many queues my pattern was in. What I saw made me happy. The Everett Henley did smashingly well. Hooray! I cannot wait to see other knitters' versions of it... which will be easier for one of you if you win my pattern giveaway. Just leave a comment to enter, and I'll pick a winner next Tuesday... provided I can figure out what day of the week it is.

Shown in Knits in Class Merino Mohair Worsted in Mr. Darcy. Size 40"

If you'd rather not wait to see if you won, head here to purchase the pattern through Holla Knits! 

The Everett Henley is a fairly advanced pattern, but the end result is so worth it. All-over lace; raglan, 3/4 sleeves; a curved hem with applied i-cord; killer style. You know you want to make one. I kind of want to make another one.

Curved hem with applied i-cord. 

Leave a comment and win a copy!

Detail of the raglan increases and that lovely lace.

And this concludes the Fall/Winter 2013 Holla Knits blog tour. The end.


  1. The stitch pattern is so pretty, and I love all the details of the sweater.

  2. What a gorgeous sweater. Does it go to plus size? I hope so.
    wahoomerryf on Rav

  3. Whew! I've moved long distance before, and your post brought it all back to me--do not want!! However, I'd love to try my hand at this pattern, as I adore lace sweaters. And would you believe, I've never tried an applied I-cord. If I win, can I get you to hold my hand for that part (just kidding!)? AnnBan on Ravelry.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I would love a chance to make it! Thanks

  5. Congrats on your move ~ now you're an east coast gal just like me! What a beautiful design ~ I'd love to win it! Thanks.

  6. Here's hoping the winning mojo heads my way. Beautiful pattern and great choice of yarn.

  7. Beautiful! I can't wait to make my own. This was my fave from this collection, but there are so many other beauties in it I want to knit.

  8. I love this pattern! Thanks for the chance to win