Author Archives: Allyson

#HKKAL15: Weeks 5, 6, and 7 in Review

I had to take a little break from posting because I was on vacation, but we’re back with a vengeance this week with the past three week’s FO and WIP pics to show off!

Over the past three weeks we’ve had 4 FOs and 9 WIP pics shared! Great job KALers!


RoHart's Just Beachy

RoHart’s Just Beachy

moonjumper's Lady Bat

moonjumper’s Lady Bat

angielovesmaps's Foliage Cowl

angielovesmaps’s Foliage Cowl

DanaRae19's Cedar Glen Mitts

DanaRae19’s Cedar Glen Mitts

warm weather garment wips

sewingonpins's Cafe au Lait

sewingonpins’s Cafe au Lait

RoHart's Lady Bat

RoHart’s Lady Bat

DanaRae19's Lady Bat

DanaRae19’s Lady Bat

My Cafe au Lait!

My Cafe au Lait!

nkfoster21's Lady Bat

nkfoster21’s Lady Bat

cold weather garment wips

nkfoster21's Axial

nkfoster21’s Axial

rhymeswithcount's Axial

rhymeswithcount’s Axial

OhDoogs's Axial

OhDoogs’s Axial

accessory WIPs

moonjumper's Phaze II

moonjumper’s Phaze II

Our forums have been super active and chatty and helpful! So be sure to click over and join to get in on the fun.

We’ll be knocking out as many Holla Knits patterns from now until May 1st, so join any time. I’ll be catching everyone up on the action every Monday, and sharing all the WIPs and FOs as they come in.

Good luck to everyone joining in on the KAL! I can’t wait to follow your progress! Happy knitting!

Special Collection Sneak Peeks!

A couple weeks ago I shared some fun sneak peek pics for the Summer Collection due out on June 15th. Today I get to share some pictures from the Special Collection: Warm Weather Accessories Collection due out on May 18th!

Allyson Dykhuizen

Allyson Dykhuizen

Laura McDougal

Laura McDougal

Laura McDougal

Laura McDougal

Laura Reinbach

Laura Reinbach

Leah Coccari-Swift

Leah Coccari-Swift

Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter

Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter

Looks pretty awesome right?! This collection will feature 5 fun summer accessories designed by Holla Knits veterans Allyson Dykhuizen, Laura McDougal, and Leah Coccari-Swift, and newcomers Laura Reinbach and Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter.

Everyone is going to freak when they see this collection because not only is it super awesome but it contains both SHAWLS and SOCKS!

*record scratch*


*mic drop*

What’s in My Bag: Theresa of WORK+SHELTER

A couple weeks ago we launched project bags! This week my project bag team, consisting of designer Laura Masson of Ink Whale Designs, WORK+SHELTER, a woman’s work/live shelter in India, and Laura McDougal of DoogKnits will share their favorite bags, what they use their bags for, and some fun styling ideas.

Today we’re hearing from Theresa VanderMeer of WORK+SHELTER:

Hello from India! I’m Theresa VanderMeer, the founder of WORK+SHELTER. These days I’m roaming around Delhi carrying a fabulous fair-trade bag too, but this one is a little bit different – it’s our new Dip Dye style.

Photo Credit: Threadsetters

Photo Credit: Threadsetters

Me getting the bags dyed in near the WORK+SHELTER workshop

Me getting the bags dyed in near the WORK+SHELTER workshop

I often tell people that I live a double life. Corporate director by day, founder of WORK+SHELTER by night. I’m really into that duality, and what I found what I emptied out my bag exemplified that –

Two iPhones, two chargers, two of the same Medieval Blood color by Lipstick Queen, and one outrageous “badass fanny back” (or at least that’s what Allyson calls it) that contains my passport/various currencies.

And also, one W-2, a daily reminder that even though I’m India at the moment, I must do my U.S. taxes…eventually.

What's in Theresa's Bag!

What’s in Theresa’s Bag!

As you can see in the image of me getting the bags dyed, I love to wear Indian clothing. Here’s an outfit I would actually wear (I’m wearing the same kurta/top in the picture where I’m getting the bags dyed above:

Project Bag Styling: Theresa/India


If you like the dip dyed bags let Allyson and Laura know! We’d love to bring you a colorful project bag too!