Category Archives: Fall/Winter 2013

The Crash Week! Featured FO

It’s The Crash week here at Holla Knits! We are going to take a closer look at this textured pullover with puffy sleeves, AND the pattern is 50% off this week. That’s right! Get a jump on fall knitting and get this sweet sweater pattern for $3 this week only.

From designer Sarah Hurwitz: In honor of The Crash week, I wanted to share the first Crash that was knit by an awesome Holla Knits fan. A lot of amazing FOs came out of the Holla Knits KAL but my personal favorite is Katherine’s green version of The Crash. What can I say? I’m biased!

Katherine's The Crash!

Katherine’s The Crash!

I love seeing a different take on something I’ve designed. Even if it’s just the color, seeing another version is thrilling. I have to admit, I’m loving the color on this one. I’m tempted to cast on another.

What color combinations would you choose for your version of The Crash?

The Crash Week! A Look at Sketches

It’s The Crash week here at Holla Knits! We are going to take a closer look at this textured pullover with puffy sleeves, AND the pattern is 50% off this week. That’s right! Get a jump on fall knitting and get this sweet sweater pattern for $3 this week only.
The Crash by Sarah Hurwitz!

The Crash by Sarah Hurwitz!

From designer Sarah Hurwitz: I really like checking out other people’s sketchbooks. I love seeing the evolution from idea to reality. I don’t really draw anymore but I do keep a sketchbook of sweater ideas. When I started brainstorming for The Crash, I was really into a furry capelet concept. That soon translated to the shoulder pad idea.

The Crash Sketch

The Crash Sketch

It was winter and fur details were something I was seeing on the street. I liked that I could kind of recreate the fur texture using the loop stitch. I wasn’t really sure of what I wanted going on on the body. I was drawn to a simple moss stitch but I also had dreams of a cabled sweater. I decided to go with something that kind of blended those two ideas. The diamonds were fun to knit exciting like a cable but they had clean lines that were simple enough to let the shoulders shine. It was a good balance so that it didn’t come out too over the top!

A Little Crazier Version!

A Little Crazier Version!

Do you like seeing sketches of ideas? Do you keep a journal of things you’d love to knit?

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Plaidscape FO: Neon!

It’s Plaidscape week here at Holla Knits! We are going to take a closer look at this plaid cape with styling posts AND the pattern is 50% off this week. That’s right! Grab this super fun pattern for only $3 this week only.

Neon Plaidscape Love

Neon Plaidscape Love

What better way to celebrate Plaidscape week than with my #HKKAL FO?

Neons Really Make it Pop!

Neons Really Make it Pop!

I knit this up in Knit Picks Brava Bulky in Cobblestone Heather as my main color, which helped keep the cost of this garment super low. The black is Unplanned Peacock Superwash Merino Bulky in Onyx, which goes from super dark black to a greyish that almost matches the Cobblestone Heather, and that gives a really nice depth to the stripes. And, of course, two skeins of Schachenmayr Nomotta Boston in neon yellow and pink. These balls were only 60 yards each so I knew I’d need both colors to finish it. I’m super glad I didn’t try to make it with one!

Neon Lasers!

Neon Lasers!

Now if only it would get warm enough to wear it! I’d still be scrunching this cape under a huge coat if I were to wear it now.

HOTT From the Back Too!

HOTT From the Back Too!

I LOVE this plaid technique. Sure, it’s a lot of finishing and sure, it’s a lot of ends to weave it when it’s all said and done, but it’s fun work! And it’s good to mix it up now and then, right?

Little Frog Closures are Perfect!

Little Frog Closures are Perfect!

... I can't look away. The NEON!

… I can’t look away. The NEON!

#HKKAL project complete! Whew! And I know you’ll love this cape as much as I do if you decide to make it happen. Non neon colors work really well, too!

Pattern: Plaidscape by Jennifer Dassau
Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Bulky, Unplanned Peacock Superwash Merino Bulky Schachenmayr Nomotta Boston
Needles: Size 10.5 circ, size 8 circ and DPNs
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