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Nachtfalter KAL FO’s!

Check out these beautiful FO’s!

We had a total of 13 finished Nachtfalters! So many fun iterations of this pattern – knitters played with colors, used varigated yarns, and even color blocked the lace section. Gorgeous.

But about those prizes…

  1. A Holla Knits yearly subscription – Winner MAMATRONIC
  2. Marching Band knitting pattern by Stefanie Pollmeier – Winner DCMO
  3. The Holla Knits Spring/Summer Collection – Winner NKFOSTER21
  4. One of your KAL host Katie Canavan’s patterns of your choosing – Winner CAITLING1212
  5. Yarn Prize Pack – Winner SIXCRAFTSUNDER

Congrats to the winners! And to everyone who finished. If you’re still chugging along on your Nachtfalter, don’t worry – we’ll still be checking in on the forum on Ravelry, so don’t hesitate to post questions!

Happy Knitting!

Nachtfalter KAL Week 5: To the Back!

We finished the front – Huzzah!

I don’t know about your part of the world, but here in Southern California, it’s heating up – triple digits! Despite the summer heat, the Nachtfalter knitters are powering through!

This Week’s Nachtfalter Goal: Begin the back, and knit half of the lace repeats.

This week is the mirror of Week 3. We’ll pick up where we left off on the back of the sweater, and knit half of the repeats of lace. Since I only ended up with 16 repeats for the front, I’ll knit 8 this week. By now everyone is an old pro at the lace pattern, so this week should be quick and easy!

If you have questions, email me at katie@hollaknits.com, or check in on the Ravelry Forum.

Happy Knitting!

Nachtfalter KAL Week 4: More Lace

Check out last week’s lace:

The lace pattern looks gorgeous! I found it totally addictive, and I think some of you did, too. Everyone is moving right along!

This Week’s Nachtfalter Goal: Finish the front of the sweater.

This week, knit the remainder of the lace repeats for the front of the sweater, and then finish the front with garter stitch and bind off for the neck, holding the shoulder stitches on stitch holders.

There is a small error with the stitch counts for binding off at the neck, and here is the corrected row:

“Next row (RS): K 35 (44, 45, 49, 56) sts, bind off 50 (50, 54, 58, 62) sts, k rem 34 (43, 44, 48, 55) sts.”

This is a great time to try on your sweater and see how it’s going! Hold up the top and see if you like the ease. Stefanie designed a top that’s supposed to slouch over the fitted waistband, and the two samples have different amounts of slouchy-ness. If you want less slouchy-ness (like the chartreuse sample), do fewer lace repeats. If you want more slouchy (like the blue and red sample), do more!

Post your pictures, chat and ask questions in the Ravelry Forum, or email me at katie@hollaknits.com.

Happy Knitting!