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New Pattern: Winter Forest pullover Holla Knits Winter 2016

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  {Winter Forest}   Holla Knits Winter 2016

{Winter Forest} Holla Knits Winter 2016

After a long hiatus, I return to you with a new pattern released in the Winter 2016 issue of Holla Knits: Winter Forest.

This is my second pattern published through Holla Knits. The magazine has been around for 5 years now! They usually publish very fun, bold, exciting pieces and I am always so honored to be able to work with the editor, Allyson, and be featured along with other talented designers.

Pattern: Winter Forest
Pattern Store: Holla Knits Winter 2016
Yarn: Sweet Georgia Yarns Trinity Worsted in "Willow"
 

The pullover features "high low" hemline, and I purposefully left the side seam open. I love how it shows off playfulness and casual mood of the design. The cable pattern is simple and easy to memorize, which in my book, is the only way to cable. The sleeves are extra long, just the way I like it.

Everything about this sweater is very me, it captures just what I like in all my favorite sweaters.

Felicia at Sweet Georgia Yarns graciously provided yarn support for this design and Trinity Worsted is the perfect yarn for this sweater. It drapes, but it's strong and the stitch definition is phenomenal. The silk content definitely makes it feel so luxurious. 

The pattern is now available at Holla Knits, as well as Ravelry. I am hoping to put the patterns on Craftsy and LoveKnitting this weekend. 

 

Marty's Unfortunate Sweater - RFO (Refinished Object)

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The end (hopefully) of a 6-year journey:

To recap very quickly: Marty and me, dating. Adopted a dog. Second day, the dog ate Marty's sweater. Sweater was one of the only 2 sweaters he had. The knitter girlfriend promises a sweater. Girlfriend becomes wife. Finally at 4-year anniversary, she casts on the sweater. Finishes the sweater in December 2014. Sleeves don't fit right. Baby born. Sleeves refinished now in November 2015.

The said dog who ate Marty's Sweater in this picture:

he has been very good to our sweaters since then so I hope no more unfortunate incidents. :)

otherwise, Marty will have to wait another 5 years for a new sweater.