Monthly Archives: March 2016

#HKKAL16 – Month 2 FOs!

And here we are at the end of the 2nd month of the Holla Knits KAL 2016! There is only 1 month of KAL action left!

There has been lots of action over in the Holla Knits Ravelry Group. The Hosted KALs are a big hit, and projects are rolling in from every angle.

And remember! There is still time to jump in – the KAL doesn’t end until April 29th. Read more about how the KAL works in our cast on post, pick your projects, and join us!

ACCESSORIES FOS!

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likeleigh's Pippi

likeleigh’s Pippi

MsKniterrific's All in a Row

MsKniterrific’s All in a Row

wooleygromit's Wallpaper Cowl

wooleygromit’s Wallpaper Cowl

subpolka's Kumara

subpolka’s Kumara

HOSTED KAL FOS!

Thread LinksBombshell Shorts; Springtastic Socks.

canarysanctuary's Bombshell Shorts

canarysanctuary’s Bombshell Shorts

Kristin22's Springtastic Socks

Kristin22’s Springtastic Socks

cutesylou's Springtastic Socks

cutesylou’s Springtastic Socks

WIPS!

Congratulations to all the HKKAL knitters already racking up the FOs! There are great projects on the horizon as well – here are just a few of the WIP pics shared!

KnitsinClass's El Matador

KnitsinClass’s El Matador

RoHart's Fair Isle Pants

RoHart’s Fair Isle Pants

Flump78's Nachtfalter

Flump78’s Nachtfalter

The KAL ends on April 29th – keep knitting! And keep up with everyone and join in in the Holla Knits Ravelry Forum!

Pattern Sale & Feature Week: All in a Row Colors

Over the next few months Holla Knits will host Pattern Feature & Sale Weeks! Each week a new Holla Knits design will be 50% off and the designer will do something special to show that design in a new light. 

Next up is Laura Reinbach and her All in a Row Hat pattern!
Grab All in a Row 50% off – $2! This week only.

All in a Row Hat - Laura Reinbach

All in a Row Hat – Laura Reinbach

From designer Laura Reinbach: I love choosing colors for a knitting project. I think it is really fun to figure out what color combinations look great together.

There are several ways to go about it as well. My process looks a little like this. First, how to I want my project to “feel” ? Do I want it to be happy with bright, cheerful colors? Or would I prefer a more subdued feeling with muted colors? I think sometimes my mood and the time of year reflect my color choices as well. For instance, when I was designing my All in a Row hat, I was still in the midst of a cold winter and I went with a wintery color palette.

When making your color choices, you also want to think about contrast. I went with three colors that all stood out on their own. Nothing blended, so each color is quite visible. However, you could choose to mute or blend two of the colors and focus on one color really popping.

Warm Colors with a Pop!

Warm Colors with a Pop!

Allyson’s hat is a fantastic example of this. She went with two shades of brown which blend together nicely but don’t necessarily stand out on their own. Then she chose the bright pop of orange which just jumps right out. It was love at first sight when I saw her version!

You can also use a color wheel to help you pick out complimentary and/or contrasting colors. Francoise Danoy gives a great explanation in a previous HKBlog post here.

It is really fun for me to see the different colors people choose for their projects. I cant wait tosee yours!

Pattern Sale & Feature Week: All in a Row Hat

Over the next few months Holla Knits will host Pattern Feature & Sale Weeks! Each week a new Holla Knits design will be 50% off and the designer will do something special to show that design in a new light. 

Next up is Laura Reinbach and her All in a Row Hat pattern!
Grab All in a Row 50% off – $2! This week only.

All in a Row by Laura Reinbach

All in a Row by Laura Reinbach

From designer Laura Reinbach: This fair isle hat features a Swedish influenced flower motif and is suitable for beginner fair isle knitters. I really love how the flower stems “grow” from the k2, p1 brim. I designed this to have just a touch of slouch, but you could easily increase the slouchiness factor by knitting more before starting the crown decreases or knitting less if you don’t want any slouch at all. It is a fun and quick knit, with just enough fair isle to keep it interesting.  It is the perfect hat to perk up your winter wardrobe.

So Cute!

So Cute!