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High Seas ~ Holla Knits Mini Collection Competition

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From designer Kirsten Singer: When I was building this collection, I really wanted to select a theme that would allow me to create timeless garments that were interesting to knit, easy to wear, and could be knit throughout the year.  As I was trying to come up with some ideas for a theme, I came across a photo of some Sperry Top-Sider loafers, and it hit me…what was more timeless and classic than preppy, nautical knits.

So once I had my theme figured out, I began to think about the pieces I would wear throughout the year on or around the water. So, things I would wear if I got invited sailing, something to wear at the end of a long beach day and the air starts to get a chill, or even something to wear along the boardwalk on a cold fall evening.

The High Seas Collection

The High Seas Collection

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The High Seas Collection features 3 nautical themed sweater designs from Kirsten Singer, a history of women’s beach wear from Kate McCreight, thoughts on inspiration and Kirsten’s design process, and a letter from editor Allyson Dykhuizen.

The High Seas Collection!

The High Seas Collection!

Patterns include, from left to right, Camden, Bale, and Ancon.

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Camden by Kirsten Singer

Camden by Kirsten Singer for Holla Knits

Camden by Kirsten Singer for Holla Knits

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I designed this pullover to be the perfect pair with some skinny jeans and your favorite pair of boat shoes.  Camden is designed to be worn on our near the beach, worked in a worsted cotton yarn, it’s soft, and the perfect amount of warmth when you need it.  Want to be daring? Wear this over a cute shift dress and sexy booties.

Knit Picks

Knit Picks Comfy Worsted

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Finished Size 37 (41, 44.25, 49.5, 53.5, 57.75, 62)” bust/chest circumference. Pullover shown in 41″ with 7” ease.

Cables for Days!

Cables for Days!

Yarn Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic; 109 yds/50g: Finnley Heather, 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins.

Casual Cool Style!

Casual Cool Style!

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): straight (or circular to accommodate number of sts); Size 4 (3.5 mm): circular (for neckband only). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Shown with 7" positive ease

Shown with 7″ positive ease

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st; 23 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Cables & Lace St.

Cutest Girl on the Seas!

Cutest Girl on the Seas!

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Notes Place a marker at the beginning of the armhole to help with seaming in the sleeves during the finishing process.

Designer Kirsten Singer

Designer Kirsten Singer

The Designer: Klever Knits was created to enable others to knit interesting, yet classic pieces.  My design aesthetic tends towards the classic, but a hint modern edge. Neutral palettes of creams and greys tend to be my go-to’s, but I am happy to throw in pops of color here and there!: For questions about this pattern please contact Kirsten Singer at kleverknits2@gmail.com.

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Bale by Kirsten Singer

Bale by Kirsten Singer for High Seas Collection

Bale by Kirsten Singer for High Seas Collection

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I designed this piece to be a mix between a coat and a cardigan, something you could reach for on the late days of fall and early days of winter when the air is crisp, but not cold enough for a coat. Or, for those of you where the weather drops below zero, wear this under your favorite coat for the perfect layer to keep you nice and warm. For those lucky enough to live in milder weather, wear this out with some skinny jeans, stacked heels, and your favorite tops.

Berroco

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky

Keep up with Bale on social media with #kleverknits.

Finished Size 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)” bust/chest circumference. Pullover shown in 42″ with 8” ease.

Cozy Warmth!

Cozy Warmth!

Yarn Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky, 50% Super Fine Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Wool; 131 yds/100g: Indigo Mix, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins; Winter White, 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins.

Show with about 8" of ease

Show with about 8″ of ease

Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm): straight (or circular to accommodate number of sts); Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Cozy Up!

Cozy Up!

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 15 sts and 22 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Moss st. 15 sts and 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Gt st.

So Cute!

So Cute!

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Notes Use mattress stitch to join seams to keep the look nice and tailored. Selvage stitches have been written into the pattern to make this super easy.

Designer Kirsten Singer

Designer Kirsten Singer

The Designer: Klever Knits was created to enable others to knit interesting, yet classic pieces. My design aesthetic tends towards the classic, but a hint modern edge. Neutral palettes of creams and greys tend to be my go-to’s, but I am happy to throw in pops of color here and there! For questions about this pattern please contact Kirsten Singer at kleverknits2@gmail.com.

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