Introducing Holla Knits – and a contest!

Contest is over!  We’ll announce winners later today!


All of us here at the Knit Picks office have been a fan of Allyson Dykhuizen and her blog Sweatshop of Love for quite a while now.  So when she told us of her new project, we were excited to be a part of it.

Holla Knits is a fun new site, dedicated to bringing bold & challenging designs that are sure to tempt you into knitting (and wearing!) right away.  The first collection for Spring/Summer was recently released and includes designs from Allyson, Katie Canavan, Emma Welford, and Lily Ubbelohde – all fantastic up & coming designers.

(Umbre Love by Allyson Dykhuizen)

I got the chance to chat with Allyson recently (which you can listen to here) about Holla Knits & her designs in general. It was a lot fun for several reason but mainly because I can now pronounce her last name correctly and the fact she and I are both big baseball fans. (We didn’t include our babbling about baseball in the podcast though. Be thankful.).  Take a listen and see why we all adore her around here.

(Finishing School by Katie Canavan)

One unique feature of Holla Knits’ collection is the fact that all designs include 2 different yarn suggestions – one version in an indie yarn and one version in one our yarns!  We were delighted to be included & it’s always great to see different versions of the same pattern knit up.

(In A While Crocodile Tee by Allyson Dykhuizen)

Another great feature is all patterns are sold individually as well as all together in the eBook!

In celebration of the release, we are having a contest to win a copy of the Holla Knits eBook. Entering is easy – just leave a comment below (make sure your email address is correct!).  On Monday May 7th I’ll choose two winners!  Good luck!

Rules: One entry per person. No purchase necessary. All comments must be posted on THIS blog post. Comments on other blog posts or on Facebook/Twitter will not be valid for this contest. We will close the comments May 7th and draw the winners then!