Thursday, April 26, 2012

Romp Around the Clock Pattern GIVEAWAY!

I never would have thought joking in a knitting class that I wanted to knit a romper would end up here two years later.

I feel so incredibly lucky to have been able to participate in the first issue of Holla Knits. All of the garments are exactly what I'm looking for when I chose my own projects, fun, forward and engaging.

Allyson modeling my romper in the rain. 

It has been such a pleasure to be able to share this experience with two other fledgling designers. Emma Welford's Holla Back Tank is a beautiful and versatile tank with a great lace back.

Katie Canavan's Finishing School is an adorable Retro Sailor styled sleeveless top. ( I may or may not have placed a knit picks order for this yarn a few days ago- Watch out Sailors!)

Allyson, being an old hat at this design stuff had three patterns in this collection.

Umbre Lovre
a three color umbre striped loose tunic with great stitch detail on the bottom and top.

In A While Crocodile
a fitted short sleeve top with crocheted crocodile stitch on the sleeves. You can also opt to leave the crocodile detail off for a modern and fun tee.

and last but not least, Put a Belt On It
a vest with construction starting at the belt and gorgeous cables and shaping along the back.

Any guess as to which one of those I'll be knitting? (oh HEY mustard and gray) 

This is such a great set of patterns and I am so excited to have even a small part in all of this. This is just the first issue of Holla Knits, with another issue slated for Fall/Winter and an accessory collection sometime this year. For 5 more days (until May 1st) the subscription price is only $18, which breaks down to $1/pattern (MADNESS.) After that it's $36, which is still a great deal! 

In celebration of all of this I'm giving away a free copy of my Romp Around the Clock pattern. To enter simply leave  comment below (be sure to include an email or ravelry id so I can reach you.) For an additional entry "like" The Owl and The Bee on Facebook or tweet a link to this blog post (don't forget to leave a comment for each action so you get your extra entry!) The giveaway will run until May 3rd at Midnight CST. Good luck!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Holla Knits Blog Tour. There are great giveaways and goodies!!

April 16th: Holla Knits Blog - Collection debut
April 17th: The Sweatshop of Love - Review and pattern giveaway
April 18th: - Interview with designer Emma Welford
April 19th: Emma Welford/Kangaroo Dyer - Review and yarn giveaway
April 20th: Knits in Class - Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway, discounts
April 23rd: Under the Red Umbrella - Review and pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
April 24th: Skacel - Review and yarn, pattern, and needles giveaway, additional subscriber exclusive yarn and needles giveaway
April 25th: Knit Darling - Review and pattern giveaway
April 26th: The Owl and the Bee - Review and pattern giveaway
April 27th: Dirty Water DyeWorks - Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway, discounts
April 30th: Wooly Wonka Fiber Arts - Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
May 1st: Knitted Bliss - Review and pattern giveaway
May 2nd: - Interview with designer Lily Ubbelohde
May 3rd: Knit Picks Blog Stash - Review, podcast interview with designer Allyson Dykhuizen, and pattern giveaway
May 4th: Subway Knitter - Review and pattern giveaway


  1. What fun! I love this romper, and would knit it in gunmetal gray, or chocolate milk . . . or maybe green with envy!
    Rav ID "kangath"

  2. I would work up two of these babies--one in brigh red, one in smoky grey, and both for dressing up AND down! I freaking love this pattern. Rav ID thisgirlsaysno.

  3. Love the stitch details & the color!
    My RAV ID is johalley

  4. Liked you on FB as well (thisgirlsaysno again)!

  5. Great pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

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