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Interplait | Holla Knits Summer 2015

Good Morning!  It's a humid, rainy Monday morning here in Indiana but today marks the release of the Holla Knits Summer 2015 collection and I'm thrilled to be able to share my design (finally!).

Introducing the Interplait Vest: 

This long, modern vest is completely seamless, worked flat from the bottom up, and features compelling textures in easily executed stitches. This is not a fussy knit – simple shaping and raw edges make up a piece that is engaging and enjoyable.

I’ve become more interested in designs that are somewhat modular in that they can be transformed by the wearer. The ladder in the back can be left open and hang freely which is more on edge and relaxed for warmer weather, it can be picked up from the hem for a neat, uniform fabric, or it can be picked up in the middle and worked up to the collar so that the bottom drapes open while the top pulls in to fit neatly across the shoulders. I love the versatility this design element brings to an otherwise simple article.

This is one of those pieces designed to get wear and that's a joy to knit.  I normally take one of two approaches when designing - what I want to knit and what I want to wear.  These two points of reference don't always come together because I may really want to knit a beautifully intricate lace shawl, but I won't necessarily want to wear it or I many really want to wear a long, cozy cardigan, but I won't necessarily want to knit it.  The Interplait is a beautifully balanced marriage of the two.

Allyson has added my photo tutorial for braiding up the Wide Ladder stitch online with the pattern purchase with alternate braiding instructions included in the pattern also.

For more information and to purchase your copy, head over to Holla Knits HERE


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