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Announcing the Special Collections Knit and Crochet Along!

Time for a summer knit and crochet along, wouldn’t you say?!

the special collections -along!

Holla Knits has published two special collections – these are collections with a theme outside of the usual Spring, Fall, and Accessories Collections.

2013 brought you the Holla Knits Crochet Collection!

The HK Crochet Collection

The HK Crochet Collection

And just published was the Holla Knits at Home Collection!

Holla Knits at Home Collection

Holla Knits at Home Collection

knit and crochet along time!

For the month of August we’ll be knitting and crocheting up these 11 patterns. The prize? To be able to help choose the theme of the 2015 Special Collection! Even if you just cast one one of these projects you’ll get a vote. Finish something? 3 votes! Each finished project also qualifies for lots of grand prizes.

So you in?! Let’s break it down!

Special Collection Crochet & Knit – Along: Every pattern in either the Crochet Collection or the Home Collection are being -alonged!

Cast On Day: Monday August 4th
Finished By: Friday August 29th

Win Votes: Everything you do will win you votes in the 2015 Special Collection decision!

Start a project and share a WIP pic on that project’s Ravelry page = 1 vote! Even if you don’t end up finishing the project by the end of the K+CAL you still can cast a vote.

Finish a project = 3 votes! Share your FO and you earn 3 more votes. And you’ll get 3 votes for each project you finish.

Grand Prizes: Each posted FO is entered to win a bunch of fun Grand Prizes! Including a 2015 HK subscription, naming rights to one of the 2015 special collection patterns, and to get to pick colors for one of the 2015 special collection patterns.

2015 special collection voting

So what are the options?

  1. Holla Knits Babies! – A collection of garments and accessories for babies.
  2. Warm Weather Accessories – Each Accessories Collection is pretty cold weather focused. This would be a collection of warm weather accessories to keep you decked out all summer long.
  3. Holla Knits Crochets Again! – Did you love the first HK Crochet Collection and just want more crochet patterns? You’ll love Holla Knits Crochets Again!
  4. HK Simple - HK puts out a lot of challenging patterns, but sometimes you just want some hot and simple projects? We can do that!

If you want a say in what HK will be putting out next year, this K+CAL is for you!

We’ll be planning, sharing yarn ideas and project plans over at the Holla Knits Ravelry group. I’m so excited to see what everyone will be working on and follow the progress! Will you be joining us?!

Let’s Give Out Some #HKKAL Prizes!

Since there were so many #HKKAL FOs there was lots of competition for the 21 grand prizes! Let’s see who won what:

PATTERN COLLECTIONS

A signed copy and pdf of Allyson Dykhuizen's Vintage Inspired Baseball Knits

A signed copy and pdf of Allyson Dykhuizen’s Vintage Inspired Baseball Knits

Congrats lavs!

A signed copy and pdf of Ann Podlesak's Legendary Knits Volume 1

A signed copy and pdf of Ann Podlesak’s Legendary Knits Volume 1

Congrats punkrawkpookie!

A signed copy and pdf of Ann Podlesak's Legendary Knits Volume 2

A signed copy and pdf of Ann Podlesak’s Legendary Knits Volume 2

Congrats RoHart!

Emma Welford's Pantonal Collection

Emma Welford’s Pantonal Collection

Congrats Jessa-Michelle!

A copy of Jennifer Dassau's Hail Collection

A copy of Jennifer Dassau’s Hail Tartania! Collection

Congrats elloluv!

A copy of Lee Meredith's Coloring Book collection

A copy of Lee Meredith’s Coloring Book collection

Congrats deliriousmahmi!

A copy of Teresa Gregorio's Ghosts Collection

A copy of Teresa Gregorio’s Ghosts Collection

Congrats schaechtelchen!

A copy of Teresa Gregorio's Hinterland collection

A copy of Teresa Gregorio’s Hinterland collection

Congrats CasaKelley!

YARN PRIZES

Skein of Baah Yarns La Jolla, color of the winner’s choosing

Skein of Baah Yarns La Jolla, color of the winner’s choosing

Congrats ohdoogs!

One skein of yarn from Gynx Yarns of the winner's choosing

One skein of yarn from Gynx Yarns of the winner’s choosing

Congrats catface85!

One skein of Knits in Class yarn of the winner's choosing

One skein of Knits in Class yarn of the winner’s choosing

Congrats caitling1212!

One skein of sock yarn from The Copper Corgi of the winner's choosing.

One skein of sock yarn from The Copper Corgi of the winner’s choosing.

Congrats CarrieJay!

Skein of Merino DK yarn from Periwinkle Sheep in Elderberry

Skein of Merino DK yarn from Periwinkle Sheep in Elderberry

Congrats shethinksshecan!

One Skein of Unplanned Peacock yarn of the winner's choosing

One Skein of Unplanned Peacock yarn of the winner’s choosing

Congrats likeleigh!

Dirty Water Dyeworks quarterly installment of Yarn Knot yearly subscription

Dirty Water Dyeworks quarterly installment of Yarn Knot yearly subscription

Congrats evilcackle!

AND THESE EXTRA FUN PRIZES!

A 2014 Holla Knits Subscription

A 2014 Holla Knits Subscription

Congrats sdurank!

Knit Notes Journal, thanks to Nadine Curtis of Be Sweet

Knit Notes Journal, thanks to Nadine Curtis of Be Sweet

Congrats ahickman!

A $25 gift certificate to Knit Picks, thanks to Teresa Gregorio!

A $25 gift certificate to Knit Picks, thanks to Teresa Gregorio!

Congrats angielovesmaps!

A Karbonz Interchangeable starter set from Knitter’s Pride

A Karbonz Interchangeable starter set from Knitter’s Pride

Congrats dcmo!

Two Betty Grable kits from Rohn Strong! One in 3 colors of Lion Brand Wool Ease valued at $50 and one in 3 colors of Rowan Felted Tweed DK valued at $100. Each kit will include pattern, yarn, tapestry needle, crochet hook, and stitch marker!

Two Betty Grable kits from Rohn Strong! One in 3 colors of Lion Brand Wool Ease valued at $50 and one in 3 colors of Rowan Felted Tweed DK valued at $100. Each kit will include pattern, yarn, tapestry needle, crochet hook, and stitch marker!

Congrats emmykay and mamatronic!

WHEW!

Thanks for an amazing #HKKAL everyone! I’m excited to host an even bigger and better one next year!

KAL: Last Minute FOs!

I gave everyone an extra 5 days to get those lingering Holla Knits Work in Progresses finished, and I’m so glad I did because there were another 10 projects finished! That brings the grand total of finished projects for the #HKKAL to 76! Can you believe it?!

Check out our last minute offerings:

RoHart's Everett Henley

RoHart’s Everett Henley

caitling1212's Lady Bat

caitling1212′s Lady Bat

JanuaryYarns' New Girl

JanuaryYarns’ New Girl

likeleigh's Wallpaper Cowl

likeleigh’s Wallpaper Cowl

mamatronic's Everett Henley

mamatronic’s Everett Henley

sewingonpins' Eastwood Cardigan

sewingonpins’ Eastwood Cardigan

moonjumper's The Crash

moonjumper’s The Crash

dundeekaren's Pippi

dundeekaren’s Pippi

DeliriousMahmi's Pippi

DeliriousMahmi’s Pippi

emmykay's Meeting Point

emmykay’s Meeting Point

WHEW! I hope everyone spent the weekend icing and stretching your hands and wrists because that was a TON of FOs! Look for the full #HKKAL wrap up tomorrow.