Monday, September 17, 2012

Holla Knits Fall/Winter Review and Pattern Give Away

I've been so lucky to be included in the most recent collection for Holla Knits. Created by Allyson, of Sweatshop of Love fame, Holla Knits is all about fun, fashion forward and wearable patterns. What I look for every time I knit something new!! It's easy to support something I already feel passionate about!

The collection is a great mix of different looks all for fall and winter. As always each of the patterns are offered in two yarn selections, a Knit Picks option and a independent hand dyed yarn. You can subscribe to the whole collection (which also nets you the six patterns from the Spring/Summer collection earlier this year, and a yet to be released accessories collection) for $36, of if you've just got your heart set on one they are avalible individually for $6 a pop.




Sexxxy Librarian is a sleek and sexy sleeveless top that can be worn alone or layered over a long sleeved tee. Worked in the round, from the bottom up, oversized cables run along the side keeping things snug and interesting. Stitches are picked up along the collar edge for a cozy cowl neck to snuggle into.

I'm a little partial to this one (it being my design and all) but I love how simple and flattering this top can be. It's definitely going to see a heavy rotation in my wardrobe this fall. I'll probably wear it with boots and pants like I've styled it in the photos above but it would be just as cute with a slim pencil skirt and tights.

Henri is a uniquely constructed sweater, knit side to side, the cables and stitch patterns keep you on your toes. I LOVED this sweater so much while modeling it, it has jumped to the top of my must knit list. Ann designed it with 4 inches of positive ease making it slouchy and oversized but I love the look of having a more body skimming look ( I'm a 42 in. bust wearing a 38 in. sample in this picture above.) It would be just as cute over jeans and I can see this becoming a sweater staple for myself. I also am OBSESSED with the Spring Tree Road yarn that was used. That green!!!

New Girl is a cute as a buttons skirt featuring daisy stitch along the bottom edge and POCKETS (a must have for all skirts in my opinion!) Things are kept snug up top with an elastic edge. This is a great piece that could be worn layered over tights in the fall and winter or bare legs into the spring.

Devon Cardigan is a slouchy cardigan with an interesting wavy stitch pattern built in through out it. I love the versitility with color choices here! Over on the ravelry board there have been mentions of a gray and yellow combination which I stand behind fully!!

Bombshell Shorts are great knitted shorts. Featuring complex and visually stimulating cables throughout you get to work out your fingers as well as your booty. I love the BELT LOOPS featured on these design. Definitely a statement piece (and sure to make your booty look bomb) I would wear them over a pair of brightly colored tights just like above.

Jilted is a simple yet sassy pullover that features striking dropped stitches down the front and sides of the arms. I am living and dying with the Roman Hills yarn that you see in the photo above. I can't wait to treat myself to some of this beautiful yarn sometime in the future!

Now that we've gotten a chance to look at all of these great patterns here's the fun stuff! I'm giving away a chance to win a free copy of my Sexxxy Librarian Pattern!! Just leave comment below by midnight CST on September 23rd. For an additional entry tweet a link to this page or "like" the Owl and the Bee on Facebook. Be sure to stop back here and leave a comment for each extra. The winner will be announced on September 24th, and may the odds ever be in your favor!

22 comments:

  1. Sexxxy Librarian was the "Ooooh! Shiny!!" item for me from the Fall/Winter Holla Knits. Love it!!

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  2. Also - just liked your FB page!

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  3. I love the Sexxxy Librarian pattern! And I don't usually like cowls! ;) Any pics of it without a long-sleeved shirt on underneath?

    I also liked your FB page!

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  4. I'm totally loving this collection! thanks for posting!

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  5. I love this pattern. I also retweet-ed your link! (@craftieallie).

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    1. You're our lucky winner!!! Please email me at theowlandthebee@gmail.com so I can send you your pattern!

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  7. Beautiful & inspiring patterns! I've been so excited to see this collection, and I have not been disappointed!

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  8. Liked "The Owl & The Bee" on FB, too.

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  9. I love the Sexxxy Librarian pattern too! I don't think I would ever even consider a pattern like this if I hadn't seen the adorable photos of you wearing it. It's hard for me to imagine what a pattern is going to look like on ME, when it's so rare that you see examples on a curvier person. And you are definitely rocking this one! As you do in all your Holla Knits modeling photos :-)

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  10. Love it, this is definitely on my to-knit list this winter! :)
    Ana (toiltrouble[at]gmail[dot]com)

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  11. They are all such fun patterns.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  12. have enjoyed all the reviews in this book tour and like the patterns very much. thanx for the chance to win your pattern!

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  13. i've been over and liked your fb page and shared your post to my fb page:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Owl-and-The-Bee/201775313171232#!/rita.goshorn

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  14. I love the cables and the collar on the Sexxxy Librarian, soo cute. You did a really great job with this design!

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  15. Lily,
    Just wanna let you know that I totally adore this vest/tank. Especially how it's flattering on various body types! Great design job, way to go!

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  16. All of the patterns are so wearable. I love it!

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  17. Great pattern! Thanks for the chance to win

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  18. Nice Hunger Games reference! I hope the odds are in my favor as this is my favorite pattern from the collection.

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