Holli is a wonderful designer, and her design sensibility reflects a remarkable balance: her pieces are beautiful but entirely wearable, interesting in construction and technique, but entirely knittable. It’s not easy to do, and Holli is a master of this.
Let me tell you that I love your baby designs! … I thought they were just perfect and a really clever use of the self-patterning sock yarns.
Holli is a designer who cares a lot about garment tailoring and structuring and altering and fit. That aspect of her focus comes through her work because of the details she includes and she tells people how to alter things and how to fix stuff.
Great pattern … that is fun and easy to make. Have already purchased yarn for 2 more and have inspired others in my knitting group to make it, too.
Holli is one of the best instructors in our solar system.
Teen television dramas are one of my guilty pleasures. I also love watching period dramas, in part for the costumes and the knitwear designs they inspire. Reign, a show that focuses on Mary, Queen of Scots’ marriage to the Dauphin of France, offers the best of both of my TV watching passions.
October 20, 27 + November 3, 2021
Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:30pm Mountain Time
This toe-up sock class is a skill building opportunity to knit socks with completely replaceable heels and toes. Over three weeks we’ll tackle the beautifully invisible Turkish cast-on, Holli’s favourite increases, placeholder stitches for the heel, a stretchy sewn bind-off with no sewing, opening a large hole in your sock for the heel, and grafting on the needles.
Take this opportunity to learn a “new-to-you” technique for working in the round: using two circular needles, or one long circular needle for the Magic Loop technique or double pointed needles. Or feel free to use needles that you’re most familiar with while learning the other new skills.
This online workshop is presented in three sessions, each 2 hours long, over three weeks.
Perfect execution elevates this tweed cardigan from classic to icon. Saddle shoulders, subtle waist shaping, a wide purl column at the back and faux seams create a flawless tailored silhouette—all without any sewing. Smart stripes are the final touch to make this a standout piece.