Monthly Archives: March 2014

Pippi Week: Warm Weather Modification

It’s Pippi week here at Holla Knits! We’re going to take a closer look at this bulky scarf *scratch that!* pretty bib necklace! That’s right – with just a little modification this scarf easily turns into a necklace you can wear all summer long.

From designer Emily Greene Blue: Now that we’re past the holiday rush and winter woes, it’s time for some fun this spring! Warm weather means bright punchy colors and lighter fibers. Pippi was featured as a super chunky scarf in the Accessories Collection this past year, and is back with a new version!

Pippi

Pippi

With just a few changes, Pippi can go from a cozy scarf to a statement necklace that is sure to become your go-to accessory.

Modifications:

76 yards of worsted weight yarn

Size 7 needles

Gauge: 20 stitches and 24 rows = 4×4 inches

When casting on, leave a 30 inch tail.

Complete Pippi as directed in original pattern.

Leave a 30 inch tail after binding off last stitch.

To complete ties for the necklace:

Cut 60 inch strand. Feed strand through the last stitch at end of work until it’s halfway through, to create 3 strands. Braid those strands together and tie off, leaving 2 inches of loose ends. Repeat for other end of work.

So Pretty!

So Pretty!

Blocking is very important for both versions of this pattern! For this necklace version of Pippi, lay the piece flat to dry in a horseshoe shape, with the three largest cables spread out at the bottom of the horseshoe. This will create the bib necklace shape.

Stay tuned for some Pippi styling inspiration!

Easy Tie Back!

Easy Tie Back!

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KAL Week 9: Highlights!

We’re at the 2 month mark of the Holla Knits Knit Along! Can you believe it? It’s sailing by!

this week’s fos

evilcackle's Eastwood Cardigan

evilcackle’s Eastwood Cardigan

sweatshopoflove's Plaidscape

sweatshopoflove’s Plaidscape

joyforall's Slouchy Unbroken

joyforall’s Slouchy Unbroken

joyforall's Tight FItting Unbroken

joyforall’s Tight FItting Unbroken

howserrn's Bombshell Shorts

howserrn’s Bombshell Shorts

PamonMars' Everett Henley

PamonMars’ Everett Henley

wips

shethingsshecan's Sexxxy Librarian

shethingsshecan’s Sexxxy Librarian

angielovesmaps' Everett Henley

angielovesmaps’ Everett Henley

caitling1212's Jilted

caitling1212’s Jilted

mamatronic's Everett Henley

mamatronic’s Everett Henley

DeliriousMahmi's Jilted

DeliriousMahmi’s Jilted

evilcackle's Nachtfalter

evilcackle’s Nachtfalter

sdurank's Nachtfalter

sdurank’s Nachtfalter

We’ve got one month left and it’s going to be our biggest yet I’m sure of it! Be sure to check out everyone’s progress on the HKKAL ForumsWith all the motivation, there will be lots of FOs popping up every week! I’ll be sharing them here as they happen.

Happy knitting!

Plaidscape FO: Neon!

It’s Plaidscape week here at Holla Knits! We are going to take a closer look at this plaid cape with styling posts AND the pattern is 50% off this week. That’s right! Grab this super fun pattern for only $3 this week only.

Neon Plaidscape Love

Neon Plaidscape Love

What better way to celebrate Plaidscape week than with my #HKKAL FO?

Neons Really Make it Pop!

Neons Really Make it Pop!

I knit this up in Knit Picks Brava Bulky in Cobblestone Heather as my main color, which helped keep the cost of this garment super low. The black is Unplanned Peacock Superwash Merino Bulky in Onyx, which goes from super dark black to a greyish that almost matches the Cobblestone Heather, and that gives a really nice depth to the stripes. And, of course, two skeins of Schachenmayr Nomotta Boston in neon yellow and pink. These balls were only 60 yards each so I knew I’d need both colors to finish it. I’m super glad I didn’t try to make it with one!

Neon Lasers!

Neon Lasers!

Now if only it would get warm enough to wear it! I’d still be scrunching this cape under a huge coat if I were to wear it now.

HOTT From the Back Too!

HOTT From the Back Too!

I LOVE this plaid technique. Sure, it’s a lot of finishing and sure, it’s a lot of ends to weave it when it’s all said and done, but it’s fun work! And it’s good to mix it up now and then, right?

Little Frog Closures are Perfect!

Little Frog Closures are Perfect!

... I can't look away. The NEON!

… I can’t look away. The NEON!

#HKKAL project complete! Whew! And I know you’ll love this cape as much as I do if you decide to make it happen. Non neon colors work really well, too!

Pattern: Plaidscape by Jennifer Dassau
Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Bulky, Unplanned Peacock Superwash Merino Bulky Schachenmayr Nomotta Boston
Needles: Size 10.5 circ, size 8 circ and DPNs
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