Since the Holla Knits launch last week I’ve been getting my granny squares on! There is a new special collection of Holla Knits coming out this summer – Holla Crochet! And it’s a little granny square heavy. Thank goodness! When I think about crochet I think about granny squares, and I’ve been having a ton of fun working a million of these up.
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Welcome Holla Knits blog tour goers! So naturally it’s impossible for me to look at the new Holla Knits collection objectively because Holla Knits is my baby, so I’m not even going to try.
If you haven’t peeked it yet, do it! From top left to right: Just Beachy by Emma Welford, El Matador by me, Nachtfalter by Stefanie Pollmeier. Bottom left to right: Meeting Point by Courtney Spainhower, Julep Jacket by Katie Canavan, Lady Bat by Teresa Gregorio.
My design for the collection, El Matador, is an awesome LOT of look! But I’m planning on wearing it real casually, just like a normal jacket, when it gets cool in the evenings all summer long.
Cute summer outfit? And totally one I would wear. Lots of colors, a cross body bag, and big sunnies! And throw El Matador over this outfit and I’ll be made in the shade.
El Matador Pattern Giveaway!
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The word ‘cape’ just sounds hotter than the word ‘poncho’, am I right? Toward the end of winter there comes a point when you just can’t look at your coat anymore, and that is where this fun garment comes in. A cape transitions nicely to summer! Throw it over your shoulders on a chilly night. Worried about too much volume in your arms? Button them up to create bobbled sleeves any old school bullfighter would kill to wear. Play this bold look up by choosing a bright color, or keep it neutral to work El Matador into your everyday wardrobe.
Finished Size 28-38 (39-52)” bust/chest circumference. Cape show in size S/M.
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110yds/50g: Squirrel Heather, 11 (16) skeins.
Yarn: Yarn Love Anne Shirley, 100% Merino Wool; 250yds/4oz: Arabian Nights, 5 (8) skeins.
Needles: Size 8 (5 mm): 36” circular (cir). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; 8 (9) 3/4” fabric covered buttons; fabric for the buttons.
Gauge 18 sts and 21 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.
Notes El Matador is worked from the neck down with raglan arm shaping and bobbles worked in just the growing sleeve sections. Garter stitch and ribs add extra texture throughout.Pin It
I’m a little CRAZED over here, so I’m going to try to win your affection by showing you super exclusive shots of the upcoming Holla Knits Spring/Summer Collection that I haven’t shown anyone yet, and then drop you like it’s hot.
I’m running up to Minneapolis next week to get this collection out the door, and legitimately doing nothing interesting except staring at my computer working on Holla Knits, so content it scarce. So entertain yourselves for a few days, and I’ll debut my Holla Knits pattern on the 16th. Send any knitting mojo you’ve got to spare my way and I’ll be back SOON!
It HAS been a little quiet around here, hasn’t it?!
I’m frantically (and frantically is an understatement) working on getting the new collection of Holla Knits together.
It’s lookin good though, right? I’ve been averaging a sweater every 8 days for the past month. So I have been watching a TON of crappy TV, but not keeping up with the poor old Sweatshop of Love blog very well.
Awesome? I’ve got some fantastic shit down the pipeline. And this Holla Knits Spring/Summer 2013 Collection is going to be amazing, too. Keep an eye on it over at the Holla Knits Blog!
You’ll be able to tell when things calm down a little for me when I stop putting swears in my blog post titles.