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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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Modcast by Fatimah Hinds

Modcast by Fatimah Hinds

Modcast by Fatimah Hinds

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Texture and visual interest in knitting can be created by changing various elements or in this case directions.  For this seamless sweater, I used wrist to wrist knitting to create horizontal cables that change pattern at an off center point on the chest and back.  Then I knit the body in the round and added garter stitch accents to keep it interesting.  To echo the body a funnel neck collar is knit in garter stitch.  Finally, to make this piece infinitely customizable and fun to style, I used 3 different colors.  The colorblocking and shape give this sweater a mod look that easily fits into a wardrobe today.  What I loved most about knitting this piece is that the sleeves and chest/back are knit using fewer stitches than other sweater shapes meaning the sweater can be ‘knit on the go’ for a longer period of time.   

Keep up with Modcast Sweater on social media with #modcast!

Cute and Cozy!

Cute and Cozy!

Finished Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” bust/chest circumference. Sweater shown in 40″ with 3” of positive ease.

Knit Picks Swish DK

Knit Picks Swish DK

Yarn Knit Picks Swish DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 123yds/50g: Dove (Color 1), 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) skeins; Wonderland (Color 2), 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) skeins; Jade (Color 3), 3 (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.

Beautiful Cable Details

Beautiful Cable Details

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16″ and 24″ circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Cables for Days!

Cables for Days!

Notions Markers (m); removable marker, row counter; tapestry needle.

Fun Neckline!

Fun Neckline!

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Gauge 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10cm) in St st.

Designer Fatimah Hinds

Designer Fatimah Hinds

The Designer: I learned to knit as an adult about 10 years ago and I was immediately hooked.  I love the creativity and care that goes into making something by hand.  For me, designing knitwear is an opportunity to introduce knitters to pieces that are unique but practical and fashionable.  I want my patterns to inspire knitters to make it their own.  I’ve never been one to be idle so along with my designing, I teach middle school, have two elementary school aged sons and an awesome husband.  My two cats basically care for themselves as cats are known to do.  Find me on Ravelry as fattie and disturbingthefleece, Instagram as disturbingthefleece and Twitter as dtfdesigns.  For questions about this pattern please contact me at disturbingthefleece@gmail.com.

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