Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Holla Knits Spring/Summer 2013 Blog Tour: Introducing Lady Bat

I had SO MUCH FUN (worth all those caps, peeps) designing Lady Bat.



Here you see the sample I worked in Knit Picks Shine Sport.
Its side-to-side construction and easy to memorize lace pattern mean this piece is a great spring or summertime knit. Great as a layered piece over a strappy top or dress, and even great as a swimsuit cover-up at the beach, you can lounge in style with Lady Bat.
Work on it in the sunshine, wear it in the warmth!

I can't believe how comfy this piece is. Knitting it was really a joy. It almost designed itself, with its simple, geometric shape. Those straight and easy-to-follow lines in the garment translate into the wonderful drape you see in the finished knit.

Fun fact: I had originally proposed this sweater as a fall/winter piece, but Allyson at Holla Knits made the very smart suggestion of saving it for spring/summer. She was totally right.

Would you like to win a copy of Lady Bat? Just comment on this post, and give me a description of how you'd wear it. Personally, I can't wait to get the sample back in the mail so I can test it out as a bikini coverup.
I'll keep the comments open until Wednesday, April 24, 11:59 pm. Winner will be announced on Thursday, April 25.
The second sample in Knits in Class Luxe DK.
Join the blog tour as is rolls along! Here's a complete list of the stops and some of the goodies available to win:


April 16 - The Sweatshop of Love - Pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
April 17 - Canary Knits - Pattern giveaway
April 18 - Yarn Hollow - Pattern giveaway 
April 19 - Under the Red Umbrella - Pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
April 22 - Stash, the Knit Picks Staff Blog April 23 - Emma Welford Designs - Pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
April 24 - Pink Brutus Knits - Pattern giveaway 
April 25 - Rewolluzza - Pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
April 26 - Knits in Class - Pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
April 29 - WEBS Yarn Store Blog - Pattern kit giveaway
May 1 - Masi Knits - Pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
May 3 - Unplanned Peacock - Pattern giveaway

30 comments:

Brightfield Farm said...

Are you kidding me? I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern!!!! Especially that...hello...SIDEWAYS knitting. JUST like my life right now! YAY for sideways knitting!

nubsmom said...

I love this pattern! I would wear it over a tank for those days when it's just a little chilly in the mornings.

Debbie said...

I would wear it over a tank or t shirt. Very pretty and clever design!

flossieKNITS said...

I added this to my favorites IMMEDIATELY, I love this pattern so much! I would wear it over a tank and very ripply, diaphanous maxi skirt and gladiator sandals... as you can see, I already have my look planned out!

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MaryKate said...

I would wear it at work at the height of summer. It would allow me to wear a tank outdoors and then throw it on over the tank to not show too much skin at the office.

lemoncircle said...

I really want to make this!
I love the shape and the geometric lace pattern.
I would wear it with skinny jeans, a long tank top underneath, and clog booties:)

Julie S said...

I love this pattern! I would wear it with a camisole and slacks for work in summer!

lollyknits.com said...

I would love to knit it up in something silky, and wear it over a strapless dress! It would look so demure and elegant.

Kai said...

Over a stringy tank top with shorts and gladiator sandals and of course, some big sunglasses. Lady Bat would be the statement piece here!

impossiblyalice said...

I'd wear this with shorts and a tank top! I absolutely love it!

Jess Green said...

Let's see, probably with my new emerald green khakis over a contrasting tank. I have this sportweight cotton that would work well for this sweater!

melanie said...

Love this pattern! I'd wear it over a tank, with shorts, for when it's nice enough out, but all that AC inside makes you freeze to death when shopping.

Anonymous said...

I live in Colorado where weather changes a lot - would make this out of lightweight wool-cotton blend, and wear all the time over a tee ir bathing suit

ekittie said...

Awesome design! Over a tank, for sure! Helps keep the chill off, but not being too heavy about it. Genius!

Josiphine said...

I would wear it with a warm hat and ski boot, :)

Jen said...

Can hardly wait for spring to actually arrive here in Winnipeg. I love this pattern. The first sample is my favourite!

Craftie Allie said...

Oh this is adorable. I love the idea of teaming this up with a nice pair of jeans and a tank top -- and a lovely necklace! I'm picturing a teal color knit. Love it.

Zombie Queen said...

I love this design! I would love to wear it as a swimsuit cover up or to spruce up a gym outfit (over some yoga pants and a tank top)

Tricia said...

Oh I would love to win this pattern! I would wear it with a tank underneath, jean shorts and some cute sandals or my chucks. :)

Andrea PGN said...

Lovely design. I'd wear it over a tank top and jeans in summer, and over a long sleeved T in the winter, when I'm inside. Where I live, a sweater like this would be useful on fall, winter and spring.
You did such a good job!

juniperjune said...

lovely! i'd throw it on for chilly california evenings over a tank top and skirt.

Mirna Richards said...

Great design to put over a tank this summer, love it!

denae said...

The easy lace/mesh is a perfect summer pattern! I like the turquoise color used in the sample and can easily see it worn with a tank top and a long, flowy skirt or capris.

meredith MC mermcoelho@hotmail.com said...

I'd love to wear this over a cami with a skirt and heels- sexy and comfy at once.

schwip said...

I love the big baggy style of this pattern. I would wear it as in the picture, with a tank under it.

schwip said...

I absolutely love baggy clothes, this one caught my eye immediately. I would wear it as in the picture, with a tank under it. Ooh, so comfortable

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C Gibson said...

Personally, on those days I am feeling my arms are a bit too jiggly, I'd love this for more coverage. Lovely piece.

AnaDrea said...

Beautiful pattern, my challenge is already trying to figure out what color to knit it in :) I like it over the black tank.

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