Friday, September 26, 2014

Holla Knits Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

Hello hello, and welcome to the end of the line of the HK Fall/Winter blog tour. A year ago, my first ever sweater design was in the Holla Knits Fall/Winter issue. Minor sappy moment: I will always be grateful to Allyson Dykhuizen for taking a chance on a unknown designer and my crazy, nearly un-do-able design idea, then sticking it out with me during the, ahem, rather difficult tech editing/sample knitting process. Lots of charts, and lots of lessons learned. Anyway! Enough about me. Wanna talk about the new Holla Knits Fall/Winter collection? Of course you do. That's why you're here.

Beach Street Vest by Andrea Sanchez: I just want to eat that texture up. I've never done brioche before, but this looks like a really good first brioche pattern. Love the two color effect! I bet this vest would be super cool in so many different color combos. I might have to make this one just because I've never made anything like it. That's how we learn, you know.

Geo Delight by Teresa Gregorio: I'm always a sucker for anything that combines color work + lace. I really love these ombre triangles! This could be a great way to use up smaller amounts of yarn you've got leftover from other projects. You only need a little bit of each color... I know we've all got mountains of leftover worsted wool lying around in all of the colors. Or is that only me? Ok then.

Velma by Allyson Dykhuizen: Allyson named this design after her cat, which, as a fellow cat mom, I find totally adorable. This is another oddly-constructed sweater- the front panel is worked bottom-up, then you pick up stitches along the sides and work sideways. I might have to knit this one myself just because of the construction. Not like I need any sweaters anymore, living here in the sauna we call Louisiana, but.

So! A great collection, once again.  Holla Knits is the best place to find edgy, challenging, awesome designs... which sounds like tooting my own horn, but whatever. It's true. :)

Head over to the Holla Knits website to look at the entire collection, then come back here and leave a comment about which design you're dying to knit, and you could win a copy! Be sure to leave contact information (like your Ravelry name), too, so that I can contact you if you win. The giveaway closes at dinner time on Tuesday, September 30th giveaway is now closed, thanks for entering! so be sure to comment before then!

In case you missed any of the posts, here's a blog tour schedule so you can read all about the collection, and maybe even win some stuff, but it might be too late, because I'm the last stop (the caboose!). Ah well.

Sept 8: Launch
Sept 10: Klever Knits
Sept 11: Berroco
Sept 12: Canary Knits

Sept 16: Life on Laffer
Sept 17: Knits in Class
Sept 18: Makewise Designs
Sept 19: Anzula

Sept 22: Ruby Submarine
Sept 23: BoKnits
Sept 25: DoogKnits


  1. Lovely designs. I would cast on Velma first. Rav amchart

  2. I'm already planning the Cape Vertigo and the Beech street vest. KNIT ALL THINGS!!!
    Rav: manadabomb

  3. I love Velma. Thanks!
    gussek on Ravelry

  4. Oh my gosh, I love Meeting Point by Courtney Spainhower. It does not come quite big enough for me because I like things loose fitting but I could certainly have someone help me modify it.

    schwip on rav

  5. I love Axial and Velma (asimplehomestd on Rav)