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HOLLA-day Knitting: Cowls and Scarves!

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.

Cowls and Scarves!

Deco Daisies by Michele Moskaluk

Deco Daisies by Michele Moskaluk

Deco Daisies: The Deco Daisies cowl is a light and airy accessory that complements a wide range of outfits. The lacy stitch pattern reduces the weight and bulk of many crochet designs. It features a flower pattern in an Art Deco style design, which is feminine and modern. All this adds up to a fun, fast piece that you are sure to want to make again and again. On sale for only $2!

Wallpaper Cowl by Emma Welford

Wallpaper Cowl by Emma Welford

Wallpaper Cowl: I love knitting that features unusual repeating motifs, and where better to look for inspiration than vintage wallpaper? If you’re new to color work, don’t fear–this cowl is a great introduction to stranded knitting and includes Latvian braids, which are easier than they look! A lining hides those pesky floats that have a tendency to snag and adds a hidden pop of color. Make it in brights for a modern feel, or go retro with muted tones. After all, this wallpaper doesn’t have to match your décor! On sale for only $2!

County Fair Scarf by Claire Denny

County Fair Scarf by Claire Denny

County Fair Scarf: This v-shaped scarf, crocheted with bold granny stripes and a striking color combination, melds the fashion-forward edge of a triangle scarf or kerchief with the ease of wear of a traditional scarf. I often find that if a kerchief is big enough to wrap securely around my neck, it’s too bulky, but I love the way they look. The long “arms” on this scarf, reaching out from a crisply pointed center, solve that problem neatly. A double crochet border all the way around neatens up the edges. On sale for only $2!

Who doesn’t love a scarf or cowl?! These are quick to knit and crochet projects that you will have done in no time. Mix up the colors and make one for everyone!


Whether you’ve got your eye on Deco Daisies, Wallpaper Cowl, or County Fair Scarf, everyone on your list will be hoping one of these is for them!

Style Your Knits: Wallpaper Cowl

Up here in Massachusetts it’s still cold and blustery with a hint of snow, so my Wallpaper Cowl is getting a lot of usage. But what are my non-New Englanders to do? I invited Allyson and awesome Holla Knitters Elsha and Jamie to style it up their way with the help of Polyvore. Four different places, four different looks–which one inspires you?

Bundle Up!

I say pair your Wallpaper Cowl with a bright coat and snuggly boots. I love my Uggs despite the backlash and rock a pair like this that look more like “real boots.” And a relaxed ombre sweater still looks good with your cowl when the coat comes off indoors!

Jet-setting Wallpaper Cowl
Jamie writes “I really wanted the cowl to be the showpiece it deserves to be so I kept things simple. Jeans, tank, a leather jacket to play up the cowl’s lining color, and a fun pair of boots. Oh, and a bag big enough to toss some knitting in.”
Wallpaper Cowl for Early Spring
Our print maven Allyson says “It’s getting warmer! But you still need to bundle up with fun accessories like Emma’s Wallpaper Cowl, and a slouchy knit hat. And, as usual, I’ve embraced my love of mixing prints and worked both stripes and polka dots into this every day look!”
A Night on the Town - Wallpaper Cowl 2 Ways
Elsha gives us options! “I love versatility in my outfits, and the Wallpaper Cowl is so easy to style! Sometimes I want to look more rough-and-tumble – give me boots and let my kick-ass attitude shine! Other times I love the soft and feminine, with stilettos and sleek lines. This cowl works great both ways!”

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.