Monday, 7 October 2013

FO: Hoopla!

Some time ago I had the pleasure to test knit new pattern from talented Dani of Lioness Arts. I fell in love with her Hoopla! shawl the first moment I saw it so when she asked me if I could test knit it for her, I didn't think twice. I knew it would be a perfect thing for G. for this autumn season and I wasn't wrong- she loves her Hoopla!; she wraps herself in it and dances around her room. I think this colourful shawl matches her joyous personality.

I think this pattern is great. It is well written; the instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are photos showing how to pick up stitches for the ruffles which many knitters will find very helpful. It was a joyful and pleasurable knit and one of those patterns that you really want to knit again (I'm already planning another Hoopla!, this time for me). This pattern is a great fun to knit; the colour combinations are endless and despite of those long rows of plain stockinette, it knits up pretty fast.

Pattern: Hopla! by Dani Sunshine
Yarn: Granstudio DROPS Baby Merino
Needles: 3.25mm/ US3 and 3.75mm/ US5

More photos on my Raverly project page, here.

Happy knitting!


  1. That looks like so much fun! She definitely looks like she's enjoying it.

  2. hope this little girl (and her brother) is well now - she looks great in the pics.