Holla Knits Summer 2016 Magazine

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Summer is our favorite time of year here at Holla Knits – warm weather knitting time! Holla Knits Summer 2016 has 6 patterns to keep you looking cool in your favorite cotton, linen, and even wool yarns. From eyelet pullovers to cabled shorts, from intarsia doggies to stranded crop tops. Each of these pieces is fun, wearable, and sure to become summer staples.

Holla Knits designers Kirsten Singer and Ann Weaver bring their signature looks to the collection – Kirsten’s Corrine is a classic easy wearing pullover with eyelet side panels while Ann’s Mediteromanian Hotel pairs stripes of stockinette stitch and lace to make the perfect summer tee. New to Holla Knits designer Kristen TenDyke also uses lace and stripes to create Andi Cardigan, a button cardi you’ll want on a cool summer evening. Also new to Holla Knits are Mona Zillah and Solene Le Roux, bringing very distinct and original pieces to the collection with Shortbread Cookie, perfect for dog lovers everywhere, and Wet Hot Summer Shorts, which are exactly that! Rounding out the collection is editor Allyson Dykhuizen’s stranded colorwork cropped tee Damon. 

This issue also includes an article on beach knitting from Faith Parke-Dodge and a letter from the editor.

Holla Knits Summer!

Holla Knits Summer!

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Pattern include, top left to right: Andi Cardigan by Kristen TenDyke,Shortbread Cookie by Mona Zillah, Wet Hot Summer Shorts by Solene Le Roux. Bottom left to right: Corrine by Kirsten Singer, Damon by Allyson Dykhuizen, and Mediteromanian Hotel by Ann Weaver.

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Wet Hot Summer Shorts by Solene Le Roux

Wet Hot Summer Shorts by Solene Le Roux

Wet Hot Summer Shorts by Solene Le Roux

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After seeing Wet Hot American Summer, I wanted to bring sexy to my summer wardrobe! So I designed those mid-waist shorts to wear in the city or at the beach all summer with big sandals and a cute crop top. What I enjoyed most when knitting those shorts were all the different techniques I got to use. I’ve been obsessed with grafting in pattern lately and I love the looks of those horizontal cabled legs! The cable pattern is worked flat and then the last stitches are grafted with the provisional cast on. Stitches are then picked up on the side of the cable panel and the rest of the shorts is worked in stockinette stitch in the round, with short rows to shape the back. The waistband has an elastic band inserted for a perfect fit. This pattern is highly customizable, you can make longer legs, add more room in the back and make a lower or higher waist as you wish!

Keep up with Wet Hot Summer Shorts on social media with #wethotsummershorts

Knit Picks Cotlin

Knit Picks Cotlin

Finished Size XS (S/M, L/XL, 2X/3X, 4X/5X) = 27.5 (34.75, 42.75, 49.75, 57)” hip circumference. Shorts shown in S/M. These shorts are very stretchy and will fit a wide range of size. Measure your hips at widest point and chose the closest size.

Great Cabled Details

Great Cabled Details

Yarn Knit Picks, CotLin, 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen; 123yds/50g: Surf, 3 (4, 6, 8, 10) skeins.

Perfect For Lounging!

Perfect For Lounging!

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 16″ and 24″ circular. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Easy Wearing!

Easy Wearing!

Notions 3 markers (m); waste yarn; stitch holder; tapestry needle; elastic 1” width / 23 (30, 38, 45, 52)” length ; sewing needle, sewing thread.

Knit them up in a pop color or neutrals for everyday!

Knit them up in a pop color or neutrals for everyday!

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Gauge 18 sts and 25 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st on size 6 needles.

Solene Le Roux

Solene Le Roux

I live in Paris and I’ve been designing knitwear since 2014. Knitting is my passion, I love to create beautiful things and I’m working to make it my career. I have a collection of self-published designs available through Ravelry, Makerist and LoveKnitting. I also recently started to design for publications such as Knit Picks and Knit Now. Check out my blog http://soleneknits.blogspot.fr for updates, techniques tutorials, and inspiration. You can also find me as soleneknits on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. For questions about this pattern please contact Solène Le Roux at soleneknits@gmail.com.

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Shortbread Cookie by Mona Zillah

Shortbread Cookie by Mona Zillah

Shortbread Cookie by Mona Zillah

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There is no doubt black and white, stripes, and a bit of whimsy are in this year! Going retro with a modern twist, this 1920s style top is easy to knit and full of style…with stripes and a shortbread cookie dog. From daytime shorts to evening and your favourite black skirt, this is a super cute and Summery top, a quick knit with a little bit of intarsia and touch of colour!

Keep up with Shortbread Cookie Top on social media with #cookiedog!

Anzula

Anzula Cricket

Finished Size 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42)” bust/chest circumference. Top shown in 36” with 2” of positive ease.

CUTE!

CUTE!

Yarn Cricket, Anzula, DK/8 ply, 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere; 250yrds/114g: Charcoal (MC) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skein, Gravity (CC1) 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins , and One Red Shoe (CC2) 1 skein.

Striped in the Back, Too!

Striped in the Back, Too!

Needles Size 6 (4.0 mm): 24” circular (cir) or straight; Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular (cir) and or dpns. Adjust needle sizes, if necessary, to obtain the correct gauge.

Dress it Up or Down!

Dress it Up or Down!

Notions Markers (m), may be useful for intarsia; stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle; 4 or 5 yarn bobbins.

So Sweet!

So Sweet!

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Gauge 20 sts and 27 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles.

Mona Zillah

Mona Zillah

The Designer: Inspired by the cities around her, Mona strives to make relevant designs that are clever additions to any wardrobe. Mona is owner of bunnymuff knit patterns, you can see her shop and join her group on Ravlery. bunnymuff knit patterns- contemporary, functional, and effervescent. For questions about this pattern please contact mona8pi@gmail.com.

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