Monthly Archives: July 2014

Announcing the Special Collections Knit and Crochet Along!

Time for a summer knit and crochet along, wouldn’t you say?!

the special collections -along!

Holla Knits has published two special collections – these are collections with a theme outside of the usual Spring, Fall, and Accessories Collections.

2013 brought you the Holla Knits Crochet Collection!

The HK Crochet Collection

The HK Crochet Collection

And just published was the Holla Knits at Home Collection!

Holla Knits at Home Collection

Holla Knits at Home Collection

knit and crochet along time!

For the month of August we’ll be knitting and crocheting up these 11 patterns. The prize? To be able to help choose the theme of the 2015 Special Collection! Even if you just cast one one of these projects you’ll get a vote. Finish something? 3 votes! Each finished project also qualifies for lots of grand prizes.

So you in?! Let’s break it down!

Special Collection Crochet & Knit – Along: Every pattern in either the Crochet Collection or the Home Collection are being -alonged!

Cast On Day: Monday August 4th
Finished By: Friday August 29th

Win Votes: Everything you do will win you votes in the 2015 Special Collection decision!

Start a project and share a WIP pic on that project’s Ravelry page = 1 vote! Even if you don’t end up finishing the project by the end of the K+CAL you still can cast a vote.

Finish a project = 3 votes! Share your FO and you earn 3 more votes. And you’ll get 3 votes for each project you finish.

Grand Prizes: Each posted FO is entered to win a bunch of fun Grand Prizes! Including a 2015 HK subscription, naming rights to one of the 2015 special collection patterns, and to get to pick colors for one of the 2015 special collection patterns.

2015 special collection voting

So what are the options?

  1. Holla Knits Babies! – A collection of garments and accessories for babies.
  2. Warm Weather Accessories – Each Accessories Collection is pretty cold weather focused. This would be a collection of warm weather accessories to keep you decked out all summer long.
  3. Holla Knits Crochets Again! – Did you love the first HK Crochet Collection and just want more crochet patterns? You’ll love Holla Knits Crochets Again!
  4. HK Simple – HK puts out a lot of challenging patterns, but sometimes you just want some hot and simple projects? We can do that!

If you want a say in what HK will be putting out next year, this K+CAL is for you!

We’ll be planning, sharing yarn ideas and project plans over at the Holla Knits Ravelry group. I’m so excited to see what everyone will be working on and follow the progress! Will you be joining us?!

SEG: KP CotLin

Just a real quick post to give away last week’s subscriber exclusive giveaway of 4 skeins of KP Cotlin, as seen in Kirsten Singer’s Elemental Linens pattern. Congrats commenter #1 – Tommi! I’ll get your yarn to you soon.

Blog Tour Stop: Knits in Class

First thing is first: I’ve got a subscriber exclusive giveaway to hand out! Last week I had a ton of Knit Picks Brava Worsted to give out so that you could make your own The Admiralty. The lucky winner? Commenter number 6 – Stefanie at Handmade by Stefanie! Congrats lady!

Blog tour stop: Knits in Class

Today is the last day of the HK Blog Tour, and we’re headed to dyer Kate of Knits in Class to talk about her gorgeous Worsted Merino Single Ply used in Jean Chung’s Movie Night Blanket pattern!

Movie Night Blanket by Jean Chung

Movie Night Blanket by Jean Chung

You’ve seen a lot of Knits in Class over the years – and for good reason! Kate is great and a really amazing dyer.

I know it’s time for you to get your hands on some of her yarn!

She’s got a yarn sale on right now – use coupon code HOLLAHOME20 for 20% off anything in the Knits In Class Etsy shop!

She’s also giving away a copy of Movie Night Blanket to non-subscribers, and a subscriber exclusive giveaway of a big 8 oz skein of her Worsted Single Ply! So get over and comment to enter.

And that wraps up our blog tour! If you’ve missed any of the fun stops check them all out here:

July 8: The Sweatshop of Love – pattern giveaway and SEG: Kit
July 9: Jean Chung – pattern giveaway
July 10: Emily Ringleman – SEG: Kit
July 11: Klever Knits – Louet Linen skein of winner’s choice + pattern SEG: 4 skeins CotLin in Canary

July 14: Canary Knits – an amateur’s personalized horoscope for one winner
July 15: Louet Blog – pattern giveaway
July 16: Laura McDougal – pattern giveaway
July 17: Knits in Class – pattern giveaway

Thanks so much for being a part of this fun ride! And keep your eye on the blog because Monday kicks off a big Knit and Crochet Along! It’s going to be fun. Details soon!

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