Have you seen the new collection from Holla Knits? From the modern silhouettes to the bold colorwork and innovative textures, any of these designs could be the statement piece for your Fall ’14 wardrobe!
View the Collection: Holla Knits Fall ’14
My needles (and my closet) are just itching for me to cast on Leah Coccari-Swift’s Cape Vertigo. And I’m not just saying that because it’s knit in Berroco Flicker (though, I do LOVE Flicker)! It would be so indulgent about to knit something this fabulous. As the pattern description asks:
“What does a mysterious, fancy lady-about-town wear with her cocktail dress during a cold-weather excursion?”
This cape, of course! But if – like me – your calendar is lacking in the fancy-lady-about-town-events department, it can easily be dressed down. The cozy, gathered collar will keep your neck warm and the classic colorwork will keep your spirits up when the weather turns cold.
This pattern could also challenge you to learn a new skill. Knit in the round from the top down, the cape is steeked down the middle and then stitches are picked up for the collar. Sure, the idea of cutting your beautiful knitting is horrifying, but it’s also a quick and easy way to do colorwork. The instructions are thorough, so why not learn a new trick?
Want to win a Cape Vertigo kit?
How to Enter: Tell us…what motivates you to learn new knitting skills?
Details: Post your answer in the comments section by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, September 17th. One winner will be chosen at random and announced next Thursday, September 18th on the blog. Must be 18 years old and a resident of the U.S. or Canada to be eligible for the prize.