You might remember that my sport yarn was featured in the inaugural Holla Knits issue this spring in Allyson's Umbre Lovre pattern. That was the first time my yarn had been featured, and I was super excited to be able to do it again this fall.
One of my favorite concepts from Holla Knits is how each pattern offers not only two yarn options (a hand dyed yarn and a Knit Picks yarn), but two color schemes as well. I think it can be intimidating for a lot of knitters to move beyond the suggested yarn (and even the color!) in a pattern. By giving even one additional option shows knitters it is possible - and fun! - to try different yarn and color options.
Of course, as a dyer, I'm drooling over all the luscious hand dyed goodness:
|Devon Cardigan by Karin Kemper , knit in Wooly Wonka Fibers Brigit Worsted|
|Jilted by Jennifer Dassau, knit in Roman Hills Gissig|
|New Girl by Allyson Dykhuizen, knit in Periwinkle Sheep Merino Sport|
|Henri by Ann Leachman, knit in Springtree Road Praline DK|
|Sexxxy Librarian by Lilith Ubbelohde, knit in Dirty Water Dyeworks|
I was lucky enough to provide yarn support for the super-talented Katie Canavan's Irish Cable shorts. When I was talking color story with Allyson, she suggested something in a coral tone, and that it would be used for a pair of cabled shorts. I came up with this kicky color "Cherry Bomb" on my BFL DK base - because if you're rocking a pair of knit shorts, you should be noticed, right?
And... you can win the yarn and the pattern! Here's how:
First step, if you want to win the yarn, you need to be a subscriber. So, if you aren't a subscriber yet, go subscribe!
Not ready to commit to a subscription but still want to make a hot pair of knit shorts? That's ok - non-subscribers can enter to win the Irish Cable shorts pattern.
Second, post a comment!
Third, spread the Holla Knits love! Tweet about it, post it to your Facebook status, Pin it! Then, let me know you did it by posting another comment.
(Don't forget to let me know how to contact you, Ravelry ID, Twitter handle, e-mail, etc.)
You can enter the drawing four separate times - subscribe, tweet, post it, pin it!
A winner will be selected on September 21, so get your entries in before midnight on September 20.
Join the tour! Here's what's coming up, along with previous stops. Not only is it awesome to see everyone's take on the collection, but there are some amazing (and generous!) giveaways, too!
Sept 10th: The Sweatshop of Love
Sept 11th: I Knit 2 Purl 2
Sept 12th: Wooly Wonka Fiber
Sept 13th: Stash, the Knit Picks Blog
Sept 14th: Knits in Class
Sept 17th: The Owl and the Bee
Sept 18th: Periwinkle Sheep
Sept 19th: Knitting Vortex
Sept 20th: Roman Hills
Sept 21st: Under the Red Umbrella
Sept 24th: Springtree Road
Sept 25th: Magical Grammar
Sept 26th: Dirty Water Dyeworks