The new edition of Holla Knits is out, and it looks so cute I can’t even stand it. If you don’t know about Holla Knits, you should. It’s the brainchild of Allyson Dykhuizen, who also runs the website The Sweatshop of Love. I interviewed Allyson over at About when the first edition of Holla Knits came out earlier this year, so check that out for all the backstory.
The new version for fall has six patterns, and I want to knit about five of them (sorry, cabled shorts!). My favorites, though, are the Devon Cardigan by Karin Kemper, a sort of slouchy cardi worked with stripes in a different color and pattern than the rest of the sweater; Lilith Ubberlohde’s Sexxxy Librarian, a close-fitting, cabled, cowl-necked vest; and Allyson’s own New Girl skirt, which may be the thing that gets me to knit a skirt. It’s a circle skirt with an elastic waist and pockets (be still my knitterly heart!), as well as some cute color and texture blocking.
Each pattern is shown both in two sizes and in two yarns: one is an indie yarn maker and the other is Knit Picks. Patterns are available for purchase individually or you can get a yearly subscription for $36, which gets you three issues of six patterns each as well as access to special videos and a chance to win yarn and needles to make projects from the collections.
[Photo via Holla Knits.]
By Sarah White