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Technicolor: Matinee

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Introducing Technicolor: Matinee, a collection of small knitting projects by 6 indie designers!  Over the past few years (I won’t admit exactly how many years this project has been going on behind the scenes), Jill Wolcott, Laura Patterson (Fiber Dreams), Christine Guest, Carol Herman (Knit Equals Joy), Sue McCain, and yours truly have secretly planned a two-collection set around the theme of movies.  Technicolor: Matinee, is the first in the set all focused on small projects inspired by some of our favorite films. Like previous collections the idea was simple – so often designers end up releasing patterns with similar stitches at the same time; what would happen if we did it on purpose?  This time, we added 2 twists …

On the Set

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Sneak away for a few minutes of relaxation with On the Set scarf.  Highly textured, On the Set recognizes that a few stolen stitches each night is just the thing to unwind after a packed day, whether you live life as the main character on the set or as the director behind the scenes organizing everything for everybody!  From the Technicolor: Matinee theme subtle nods to the film industry appear in the film projector center square and cables weaving an intricate story with lace.  For a fun plot twist, this extra-long skinny scarf makes any outfit fashion ready or knit is as the base for the Knit Eco Chic Technicolor: Movie Night design. The tech edited and test knit pattern …

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FOYAL Question

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It’s almost that time of year again. Soon I too will be picking out my cast ons, but before it begins, I wanted to know what you have your eye on! Email me (knitecochic at gmail) with your favorite 5 patterns and help me create my FOYAL sale bundle! Any patterns or eBooks posted on my Payhip shop are eligible for voting this year. (And yes, I’ll be running the sale on Payhip and Ravelry, but my Payhip shop is smaller, so please check that link when voting for the pattern you want to see included in the sale.)

Tassels

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Tassels and plant-based fibers can tend towards a bit of a love-hate relationship.  Love the look, but do they ever tatter quickly!  Without the natural felting abilities of wool and depending on the yarn twist, what looked lovely, can, after just one wash look like it was chewed to death by an active Great Dane 😉. Don’t fear there are solutions! The “ends” feature in the new release, Autumn Sense, in our Hems and Ends year showcases one very easy solution… Don’t cut the yarn… leave them loopy! Cut, bead, and knot – okay, I know this is fringe and not a tassel, but you can use it on tassels, too.  If going this route, you may wish to decrease …

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Around the Arm Openings of Summer Hideaway

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An interesting conversation came up during the testing / TE period of Summer Hideaway.  How can the same pick up around the arm opening result in the tank and sleeved versions having two different lengths on the schematic?  If the pick up stitch count is the same, shouldn’t the schematic be the same? It’s really a nerdy answer, but in short, the proof is in the pudding.  See the difference when they are laid one atop of the other? The reason is it isn’t just a matter of the pick up stitch count, it also depends upon what happens to those stitches after you pick them up. On the tank, the stitches are picked up and immediately bound off (loosely!). …

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Summer Hideaway

Lindsay Lewchuk 2022 New Releases, Garments, Patterns

Sneak into the quiet world of summer knitting with a design replete with simple elegant detailing.  Summer Hideaway comprises Summer Hideaway Sweater and Summer Hideaway Tank.  Inspired by the simple joys of summer discoveries from hidden waterfalls to serene lakes, from family-friendly park picnics to coffee with friends at the local cafes.  The easy two-row repeat of the Summer Hideaway sets the design apart from the ordinary while the large needle keeps the knitting delightfully quick.   Construction: both are knit bottom up seamlessly with two hem options.  Both also feature a unique edge-as-you-go seamless detail!  The sleeves on Summer Hideaway Sweater are top-down.  A 3-needle-bind off joins the shoulders.  The pattern is tech edited and test knit.  The directions are …

Summer Hideaway Sweater front

Summer Hideaway Sweater

Lindsay Lewchuk 2022 New Releases, Garments, Patterns

As whispering winds blow a cool breeze across your shoulders, reach for your Summer Hideaway Sweater.  Elegant details grace this seamless bottom-up design with top-down sleeves.  A curved or straight hem turns the design from boater chic to city classic.  The easy pattern repeat creates both texture and airiness, ideal for a summer weight sweater.  Large needles make it a quick knit! Available exclusively in Summer Hideaway (eBook) here and on Payhip, Ravelry, and Lovecrafts. Sizes:32”/ 81.5cm (36”/ 91.5cm, 38”/ 96.5cm, 42”/ 106.5cm, 46”/ 117cm, 50”/ 127cm) Finished Measurements:Bust: 32.5”/ 82cm (36.25”/ 92cm, 38.5”/ 97.5cm, 42.25”/ 107.5cm, 46.75”/ 119cm, 50.75”/ 128.5cm)Length: 24.5”/ 62cm (26”/ 66cm, 26.5”/ 67.5cm, 27.5”/ 70cm, 27.75”/ 70.5cm, 28.5”/ 72.5cm) Materials:Sweater – 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, …

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Summer Hideaway Tank

Lindsay Lewchuk 2022 New Releases, Garments, Patterns

Strolling down board walks or picnicking in the grass, Summer Hideaway Tank lets the breeze flow through while keeping you covered.  Express your style with your favorite of two fun hemlines or knit one of each in different colors to be wardrobe ready whatever summer opportunities float your way.  Designed with as little finishing as possible, the unique arm shaping works the edging contiguously with the rest of the design. Available exclusively in Summer Hideaway (eBook) here and on Payhip, Ravelry, and Lovecrafts. Sizes:32”/ 81.5cm (36”/ 91.5cm, 38”/ 96.5cm, 42”/ 106.5cm, 46”/ 117cm, 50”/ 127cm) Finished Measurements:Bust: 32.5”/ 82cm (36.25”/ 92cm, 38.5”/ 97.5cm, 42.25”/ 107.5cm, 46.75”/ 119cm, 50.75”/ 128.5cm)Length: 24.5”/ 62cm (26”/ 66cm, 26.5”/ 67.5cm, 27.5”/ 70cm, 27.75”/ 70.5cm, 28.5”/ …