Holla Knits Blog Tour: Nachtfalter

I am thrilled with the new Spring/Summer 2013 collection from Holla Knits. Particularly with the Nachtfalter top by the incomparable Stephanie Pollmeier which was knit up using our own Bottoms Up in Caipirinha.

This looks so fun to knit. Darling mini-cables for the ribbing at the bottom and then a lace pattern that is beautiful and interesting without being too fussy. And the straight-forward construction means that I will actually be able to knit this in time to wear it this season. I will be trying it out in the Bottoms Up Cosmopolitan colorway, a soft light red, but I think it would also look fabulous in our new Blue Hawaiian or Pina Colada as well.

I have really enjoyed providing yarn support to Holla Knits. It is such a joy to see this gorgeous yarn being used for an amazing new pattern.

In celebration of this great collection, for the month of May, we are offering FREE shipping for any orders of Bottoms Up from our Etsy Store. Please use the coupon code hollaspr13ship.

Check out the other stops on the blog tour:
April 16 – The Sweatshop of Love
April 17 – Canary Knits
April 18 – Yarn Hollow
April 19 – Under the Red Umbrella
April 22 – Stash, the Knit Picks Staff Blog
April 23 – Emma Welford Designs
April 24 – Pink Brutus Knits
April 25 – Rewolluzza
April 26 – Knits in Class
April 29 – WEBS Yarn Store Blog
May 1 – Masi Knits
May 3 – Unplanned Peacock

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Pina Colada colorway

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI am loving this bright cheery yellow we are calling Pina Colada in the Bottoms Up line. It’s a soft buttery yellow with a slight bent towards orange.


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Blue Hawaiian colorway

Introducing the latest colorway to the Bottoms Up line this spring… Blue Hawaiian. This is an oceany teal blue that brings to mind tropical beaches and drinks with umbrellas in them.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd in honor of the new color, here is a recipe for your own Blue Hawaiian drink.

Blue Hawaiian

1 oz light rum
1 oz Blue Curaçao liqueur
4 oz pineapple juice

This drink can be blended with ice or mixed in a shaker with ice and strained. Garnish with a slice of pineapple.

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Holla Knits Preview

The Holla Knits Spring 2013 collection is about to launch! Looking forward to seeing all the new designs. And I am especially excited to learn more about the darling lacy top that was knitted up with the masi|knits Bottoms Up in Caipirinha. Check out the previews on their blog. And look for the lime green yarn!

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Screwdriver Shawl

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI am loving this bright tangerine color – “Screwdriver” – from our Bottoms Up line. This simple garter stitch shawl is still a WIP, but I love how it is coming together.

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Sheer Top

Speaking of Vogue Knitting, I am really excited to try this sheer top in Bottoms Up as well. I will use Sober (white) for the Main color, just trying to decide what the contrast color will be… maybe Cosmopolitan (red)?

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Flirty Collars for Spring

The Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Vogue Knitting has some adorable collars by Louisa Harding that I think would be awesome with either our sport weight Bottoms Up or our Superwash DK. Looking forward to casting on this week to see how they work with our yarns.

See the full set here (must have a Ravelry account to view link).

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