Author Archives: Allyson

Summerhouse Henley Week!

It’s Summerhouse Henley week here at Holla Knits! We are going to take a closer look at this lattice stitched pullover with saddle sleeves, AND the pattern is 50% off this week. That’s right! Get a jump on your fall knitting with this versatile pullover pattern for $3 this week only.

Summerhouse Henley by Jennette Cross

Summerhouse Henley by Jennette Cross

Remember this beauty? Summerhouse Henley was part of a power packed Spring/Summer Collection.

Saddle Shoulders for Days

Saddle Shoulders for Days

This version, knit up in Knit Picks City Tweed DK, is cozy and perfect for a crisp fall day.

Bright Coral for Life!

Bright Coral for Life!

A pop of PINK on a fall day? Love it! This version, knit up in Artisan Yarns Alpaca Silk, is a lighter version, perfect for throwing over a sun dress or shorts in a waining days of summer.

SO Pretty!

SO Pretty!

Either way you hack it, this sweater is a winner! The pattern is half off all week long, so grab it now to knit now for fall or save it for next summer. You can’t go wrong!

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El Matador Week: Take Your Cape Into Fall

It’s El Matador week here at Holla Knits! We are going to take a closer look at this bobble stitched ‘sleeve’ cape, AND the pattern is 50% off this week. That’s right! Cape it up for the rest of the summer and transition your cape to fall with this sweet cape pattern for $3 this week only.

Tuesday we were all about wearing your cape NOW! Which you totally can – just literally throw it over whatever you’re wearing and you’ll look 100% better. It’s a proven fact!

Today we’re going to go through a bunch of options about taking your fun summer cape and turning it into your fall jacket.

You're Just Hanging in Your Cape! Ready to Hit the Town!

You’re just hanging in your cape, ready to hit the town!

But It's Kinda Chilly, So You Throw on a Hat!

But it’s kinda chilly, so you put on a hat!

Or maybe a different hat! All hats look awesome with your cape.

Or maybe a different hat! All hats look awesome with your cape.

Eh, actually it's not that chilly, so you just put on your favorite hand warmers.

Eh, actually it’s not that chilly, so you just put on your favorite hand warmers.

... and a cowl for good measure!

… and a cowl for good measure!

Nah! Hat and cowl combo it is.

Nah! Hat and cowl combo it is.

Bonnet hat and cowl combo? Even better!

Bonnet hat and cowl combo? Even better!

As you can see, it’s easy to accessorize your cape to keep you warm as it gets colder! Layer it on and keep looking more and more awesome.

Other knitting patterns highlighted here include my McCarren Park Cap, Riga Bonnet, and WORK+SHELTER Hand Warmers, and Houndstooth Bandanna by Jocelyn Tunney.

And remember! Snag the pattern for half off this week only!

El Matador Week! #CapeLyfe

It’s El Matador week here at Holla Knits! We are going to take a closer look at this bobble stitched ‘sleeve’ cape, AND the pattern is 50% off this week. That’s right! Cape it up for the rest of the summer and transition your cape to fall with this sweet cape pattern for $3 this week only.

Remember this awesome cape from the Spring 2013 Collection?

El Matador by Allyson Dykhuizen

El Matador by Allyson Dykhuizen

Well, it’s still awesome.

El Matador on Miss Laura!

El Matador on Miss Laura!

Recently my lovely friend Laura was nice enough to let me throw El Matador on over her adorable outfit and, surprise!, it looked awesome.

Simple Chilly Summer Night Styling

Simple Chilly Summer Night Styling

This summer has been very cool for us here in the Midwest, so we’ve all been running around in our light sweaters anyway. You know what is a great light sweater? A cape! Your neck and shoulders are warm but your arms are protected from the chilly night air. And you look like $1,000,000!

Me Rocking El Matador

Me Rocking El Matador

When I pulled out my cape for this post it all came together. DUH! #CapeLyfe! Why haven’t I been rocking this cape all summer?! You have some jeans on and a cute tee? Throw a cape over it! Skirt and tank? Cape! Shorts and tee? Cape! It seriously goes with everything.

So have I sold you?! Are you going to be living the #capelyfe for the rest of the summer? Snag the pattern now for only $3!

Thursday I’ll show you how to easily transition your cape from summer to fall, so even if you get started on this adorable cape now but don’t finish until the cooler weather strikes, you’ll still be looking awesome.

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