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HOLLA-day Knitting: Shrugs!

This week we’re highlighting Holla Knits accessory patterns of the past to help you plan your holiday knitting this season! Each day we’ll highlight a group of patterns with styling and sales to kickstart your gift making. Snag the pattern, get yarn and other supplies, get knitting this weekend, and finish all your knitted gifts in plenty of time for holiday gifting.


Knight Service by Teresa Gregorio

Knight Service by Teresa Gregorio

Knight Service: From designer Teresa Gregorio: Have you noticed all the beading, glitz, rhinestones, and other clothing embellishments popping up in shops lately? The trend that started on the runways has made its way to street wear. And Holla Knits was right on trend! On sale for only $2!

Back in 2012 Knight Service was published, featuring beaded shoulder embellishments, not unlike these you’ll find in stores right now at Forever 21 and Mango:

Looks from Forever 21 and Mango

Looks from Forever 21 and Mango

This trend-to-embellish is still very in for this year. And getting to make it yourself? Fabulous! Purchase your own copy of Knight Service for only $2 today and knit the trend this season!

Black Swan by Tara Shade

Black Swan by Tara Shade

Black Swan: From designer Tara Shade: We’ve all been there. Some days, despite hangers of options, you feel as if there’s just nothing to wear. That’s when I love spending some quality time with my closet, getting creative, and playing a bit of dress-up. During one of these mix and match moments, I worked the Black Swan into an outfit that I loved so much, and styled it into a look you can rock this late fall and winter. Don’t have a Black Swan of your own yet? You can get the pattern for half off right here at Holla KnitsOn sale for only $2!

Black Swan Styling from Designer Tara Shade!

Black Swan Styling from Designer Tara Shade!

Clockwise from top: Gallerist tee in black, Madewell $69.50. Blue/black High-Waist Shorts, Zara $59.90. DV by Dolce Vita’s Sylo booties, Piperlime $99.00. 2 Leather Cuff Bracelets by Tesoro Del Sol, Etsy $21.62. And don’t forget your favorite black tights. – ts

These quick knit projects are sure to brighten the day of your most fashion forward friend!


Whether you’ve got your eye on Knight Service or Black Swan, everyone on your list will be hoping one of these fun shrugs is for them!

Holla Worthy FO Pic Round Up!


A couple months ago I showed off some amazing Holla Knits FOs, and today I’ve got more!

Top row, left to right: Multiplicity by Katie of Under the Red Umbrella, Wallpaper Cowl by Laura of Gynx Yarns, Scallop of the Sea by Nancy

Bottom row, left to right: Jilted by Jessica of Making This Now, Black Swan by Michelle of My So-Called Handmade LifeBombshell Shorts by Josefin of waltin.se, photo by Dan Waltin.

A huge thank you to everyone working on and finishing these fantastic Holla Knits designs! I can’t wait to show you a new batch of holla worthy FOs soon.

Black Swan KAL FOs and Prize Winners!

After a few short weeks, we’ve reached the end of our Black Swan KAL, and we’ve got a lot of FOs to show off!

Michelle's Black Swan!

Michelle’s Black Swan!

Lisa's Black Swan!

Lisa’s Black Swan!

Jamie's Black Swan

Jamie’s Black Swan

Jillian's Black Swan

Jillian’s Black Swan

Sally's Black Swan

Sally’s Black Swan

Elsha's Black Swan!

Elsha’s Black Swan!

And even though we don’t qualify to win prizes, Black Swan designer Tara Shade has been knitting up a few more for holiday gifts, including this cute one!

One of Tara's Black Swans!

One of Tara’s Black Swans!

And I finished mine, too! We’ve been celebrating the bathroom photo shoot with this KAL, so I had to join in!

My Black Swan!

My Black Swan!

Congrats to those who finished! It’s been really fun to see everyone’s incarnations of Black Swan.

And now for prizes!

Holla Knits 2013 Subscription: Jillian!

WORK+SHELTER Hand Warmers knitting pattern and a skein of Periwinkle Sheep Merino Sport: Sally!

Allyson Dykhuizen knitting pattern of your choice: Jamie!

Fun handmade holiday quilted hot pads: Michelle!

I’ll be in touch with all of the winners on Ravelry. A little late to the party? Keep sharing your pics! I’ll do another FO pic round up, so there can still be finished object glory for all.