Holla Knits Winter Collection 2016

Holla Knits Winter 2016

Holla Knits Winter 2016

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Put on the kettle and settle in – it’s officially knitting season! Even those of us who are all year around knitters get a little more excited when the first frost hits. We love layering our knits! Pullovers under cardigans topped with hats and cowls – it almost makes us wish for a big blizzard so we can cozy up and knit till we drop.

The HK Winter Collection has a little bit of everything – color, cables, cropped, long, oversized, fitted, cardi, pullover, bulky, fingering, stranded, colorblocking – WHEW! Despite being the smallest collection HK has ever put out, it has a little of everything and I couldn’t be more proud to publish this powerhouse collection. HK newbies Amy Palmer (Malmo Sweater), Fatimah Hinds (Modcast), and Kerry Bullock-Ozkan (Tilework Cardigan) couldn’t have more different design styles but their cozy, stylish pieces are a wonderful addition to the Holla Knits family. And I’m so excited to have Jean Chung back with her boho style in Winter Forest. Download Now!

This collection also includes an article from Faith Parke-Dodge and a letter from editor Allyson Dykhuizen.

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Patterns include, top left to right: Malmo Sweater by Amy Palmer, Winter Forest Pullover by Jean Chung. Bottom left to right: Tilework Cardigan by Kerry Bullock-Ozkan, Modcast by Fatimah Hinds.

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Malmo Sweater by Amy Palmer

Malmo Sweater by Amy Palmer

Malmo Sweater by Amy Palmer

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I’m a huge fan of traditional colorwork, but I also love bold variations on traditional knitting practices. With that in mind, I’ve used a new super bulky yarn from our fall/winter lineup to dream up a hip-length tunic in big, modern colors. Knit from the top down in a circular, seamless construction, my tunic is a cozy layering piece that will pair perfectly with jeans and a long-sleeve tee. And because it’s sleeveless, it can be worn from fall through spring and still fit under winter coats, so style doesn’t have to be sacrificed to stay warm. Perhaps the best part is the near-instant gratification—all you need is an open schedule and approximately 11 hour-long episodes of your favorite show on Netflix to knit the entire sweater.

Keep up with Malmo Sweater on social media with #malmosweater!

Adorable Bell Shape!

Adorable Bell Shape!

Finished Size 33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 54)” bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 45″.

Berroco

Berroco Macro

Yarn Berroco Macro, 50% wool, 40% acrylic, 10% alpaca; 112yds/250g: #6734 Moose (MC), 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins; #6746 Puffin Beak (CC1), #6753 Great Auk (CC2), #6715 Polar Night (CC3), and #6744 Snowy Owl Eyes (CC4), 1 skein each.

Needles Size 15 (10 mm) circular needle (see note on choosing a length). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Beautiful Colorwork Yoke!

Beautiful Colorwork Yoke!

Notions Markers; tapestry needle.

I think I want 6!

I think I want 6!

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Gauge 8 sts and 10.5 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in colorwork pattern st; 7 sts and 10 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.

Designer Amy Palmer

Designer Amy Palmer

The Designer: Amy Palmer is the third wheel in a love triangle between the ease and simplicity of wearing only dark colors and the bold happiness that comes from wearing bright colors. The opportunities when all parties can be appeased are cherished. As Media Director for Berroco Yarn, Amy spends her day spreading her love of yarn around the internet. In her spare time, she can be found at live music shows or arguing with her cat. For questions about this pattern please contact Amy at apalmer@berroco.com.

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Winter Forest Pullover by Jean Chung

Winter Forest Pullover by Jean Chung

Winter Forest Pullover by Jean Chung

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I have been heavily influenced by bohemian flair in sweater designs. Loose silhouette, movement, drape, contrasting bright color… Everything about the bohemian influence really agreed with my roots in California. Since we never really get winter here, I wanted to design something that is easy to wear even in our warmer winter season, that can be worn with mini skirts and boots or wide-legged jeans with heels. I love incorporating cables in my designs, especially the stitch patterns that you can commit to memory, which makes the knitting go quicker and more fun.

Keep up with Winter Forest Pullover on social media with #hkwinterforest.

Cute High Low Hem!

Cute High Low Hem!

Finished Size 34 (37.5, 40, 43.5, 47)” bust / chest circumference. Sweater sample shown in 37.5”.

Beautiful traveling cable detail

Beautiful traveling cable detail

Yarn Sweet Georgia Yarns, Trinity, 70% Merino Wool 20% cashmere 10% silk; 200yds/115g: Willow, 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) skeins.

Sweet Georgia

Sweet Georgia Yarns Trinity

Needles  US Size 8 (5.0 mm): 32″ circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn); US Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32” cir. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

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

Easy and Wearable

Easy and Wearable

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Gauge 16 sts and 24 rows = 4″ in St st.

Designer Jean Chung

Designer Jean Chung

The Designer: Ever since she was little, Jean Chung has been obsessed with making clothes. The idea of making something wearable out of strings and two sticks appealed to her more than anything. After few bumpy starts, the fiber arts obsession started around 2007 when she needed a creative outlet outside the schoolwork. She has been designing since 2011, and founded her business, Candy & Bagel, to share her love for handcrafted fashion with everyone. For questions about this pattern please contact Jean at jean@candyandbagel.com.

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