Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

And the Pippi winner is...

Thank you so much to all who visited my blog on the Holla Knits Blog Tour! The randomly chosen winner of a copy of the Pippi pattern is  Zombie Queen! I loved reading everyone's comments with what fabulous colors you will use for your scarves, and I can't wait to see your Pippis up on Ravelry!

 I knitted up another Pippi in a lovely ice blue for a friend (sorry about the quick cell phone photo) and I just love this pattern. Perfect for making holiday gifts! Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pippi: Holla Knits Fall/Winter Accessories Collection 2013

Since the winter months can be somewhat dreary, I love designing knits that brighten the spirits. That's why I'm so excited to introduce Pippi, from the Holla Knits Accessories Collection 2013! I was thrilled to work with Allyson because her collections have a quirky and fun style. Pippi is quirky and fun too! Pippi was named after Pippi Longstocking, because she's strong, confident, and has funky pig tail braids that stick out. The braids and tassels of the scarf are carefree and fun, just like Pippi!

Pippi actually started as a totally different accessory (stay tuned in 2014!) and evolved into a chunky, cozy, cable-y scarf that hugs you when you wear it. I'm a sucker for sinking my needles into some chunky yarn with a project that gives some instant gratification (knit-ification?).

Pippi is knit up with braided cables, while increasing and decreasing to create the shape of a stole. Braided tails are added at the ends, with poofy tassels to top it off. Wrap it around twice and tie it with fun braided tassels for a cowl, or toss it around your neck and let the tassels hang long.

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I can't wait to see Pippi projects on Ravelry in all kinds of punchy colors and combinations! Head over to the Holla Knits Blog to enter to win a skein of Wooly Wonka Fibers Brigit Bulky so that you can knit up your very own Pippi! Leave a comment here on my blog telling me what fabulous color (s) you're excited to use for your Pippi, and be entered to win a copy of the pattern!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Big Dots Beanie

There is a new pattern up in my Ravelry store and my Etsy store! The Big Dots Beanie is exactly what it's called. Big. Dots. In a beanie. And a big pompom too! Love it.

 This pattern is perfect for knitting up some fun gifts for the holidays, and one for yourself of course.

The pattern comes with written instructions and a chart for the dots pattern. Do you have some random scraps of super bulky that you want to use up? This pattern offers yardage for using 2, 3, and 4 different colors for your beanie. Purchase it on Ravelry or Etsy! What colors will you combine for your Big Dots Beanie?

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