Holyrood Hooded Scarf by Sue McCain, photography by Avi C. Dascaloff

Holyrood Hooded Scarf Technicolor Movie Night Release 8

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The final release in our 8-pattern collection is Holyrood Hooded Scarf by Sue McCain.  Like Rannoch Moor Swing Coat, Holyrood Hooded Scarf was designed for horseback riding through the Scottish moors but works equally well here in the US.  I love the extra depth this hoodie has so you can really tuck back inside against any violent winds… or to keep a clandestine identity 😉.  The geometric stitch pattern is a lovely coordinating pattern to that in the coat as well.  Layer them or wear them individually! Buy your copy today here on Payhip – https://payhip.com/b/g5IKC Or Ravelry – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/technicolor-movie-night Technicolor: Movie Night includes 2 patterns from each of the following 4 designers – Carol Herman of Knit Equals Joy, …

The Tutorial That Never Was Photo Gallery

The Tutorial That Never Was

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Part of the “Joy of Knitting” design year’s goal is to get Meanwhile in Maine back on track.  To do so required (another) design detour!  I decided to step back and design a KISS sweater.  Sometimes when designs are so complex, I lose sight of basic pattern writing skills and the result is a jumbled mess of complex design with a “cliff notes” writing style entangled into a blob of incomprehensibility.  So, this KISS staple was like clearing out the cobwebs and going back to focusing on one thing – writing a great, simple, and easy to follow pattern.  Though basic, it still needed to hold my interest, so I’d know it’d hold yours.  KISS was design principle 1.  Speed …

Tweedy Chic main photo with sun glare

Tweedy Chic

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Cozy up in style with Tweedy Chic!  A beautiful accent highlights the neckline on this fall to winter weight sweater.  Create that tweed look with one strand of fingering weight (shown in silk) and one strand of worsted weight (shown in cotton) held together.  Perfect with leggings; the longer-in-back-shorter-in-front hem sports a surprising accent.  Hike the Outer Hebrides in warmth or ice skate in Central Park in New York style. The tech edited and test knit easy (not beginner) level pattern is fully written.  The pattern includes a schematic and how-to stitch video for the kfyof.  $18.00 Now available on KC! Note: KnitCompanion sets their own prices. Sizes: To Fit Busts: 32”/ 81.5cm (36”/ 91.5cm, 38”/ 96.5cm, 42”/ 106.5cm, 46”/ 117cm, …

Rannoch Moor Swing Coat by Sue McCain.

Swinging into number 7 Rannoch Moor Swing Coat in Technicolor Movie Night Release 7

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Horse enthusiast, knitting magazine & book pattern tech editor, and all-around talented knitwear designer, Sue McCain contributes the last 2 designs in our Technicolor: Movie Night collection.  Sue was inspired by a rather famous series, Outlander, as well as her favorite Scottish moors. The flared of Rannoch Moor Swing Coat is all about riding through the moors on your faithful steed!  But Sue did an excellent job transforming the functional design element into multiple venues.  It works great for chasing kiddos at the park or afternoons snuggled up by the fire. My favorite part is her use of one of the stitch patterns from this collection.  The strong geometrics in that rich golden color so speak to her inspiration! Buy …

On the Silver Screen close up

Behind On the Silver Screen Technicolor Movie Night Release 6

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After a couple of years in production, I’m thrilled to finally be able to introduce On the Silver Screen.  It was a mental puzzle that I eagerly dove into solving – how to take a scarf, On the Set, and convert it into a seamless sweater.  More than once my dyslexia had me jumping through hoops, but in the end with lots of photos to remind myself of knitting orientation, the scarf became a garment of beauty to wear! Glamour One of the ways my fellow indies enable me to join these collections is through yarn choice.  As animal-fiber-free in a woolly world, opting to pick a yarn company with a “Lindsay friendly” yarn was such a blessing.  Malabrigo was …

On the Silver Screen wrap sweater

On the Silver Screen

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Lights, camera, action!  With On the Silver Screen, you’ll take center stage as knitters’ “ooh” and “aah” over your skillful stitches.  Beautiful cables and lace adorn the wrap tie while the Stockinette stitch body unveils surprise twisted stitches.  From the Technicolor: Movie Night collaboration theme, the design highlights the transitional period in movies when black and white film upgraded to full color.  The plot twist is finally revealed as the body of On the Silver Screen highlights the former, while the On the Set scarf boldly introduces color.  The tech edited and test knit advanced level pattern is fully written with the lace / cable section both written and charted.  The pattern includes photo tutorials, schematics, diagrams, and a how-to …

On the Set styling pic

On the Set of Technicolor Movie Night Release 5

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I can’t believe it’s November and the time for my two releases in Technicolor Movie Night.  On the Set first premiered in Technicolor Matinee but is actually knit into my new release for Movie Night, which comes out next week.  I don’t’ want to give away any secrets on that design, so I thought I’d share some behind the scenes fun from On the Set. Picking the photoshoot location my mind’s eye went back to the wedding scene in Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.  I looked all around and down a gravel road near the Watauga River was a historic church with the quintessential “old gate” in front.  The church didn’t look much like that in the …

Silvia Got Promoted by Christine Guest. Modeled by Kari Guest.

Silvia Got Promoted in Technicolor Movie Night Release 4

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Silvia, a greenhouse work Elf, displayed such ingenuity with her “Silvia of Elf” convertible cape and stylish organizational skills with her “Silvia Needs a Bag” that she was promoted from menial work Elf to greenhouse manager!  As with any promotion, Silvia knew she had to up her fashion game to match her new position of power in greenhouse management.  So, Christine Guest brings us the delightful “Silvia Got Promoted” as Technicolor: Movie Night release no 4! Just check out the fit on this fabulous jacket design! And not to overlook Silvia’s love of multifunctional, the cape can be worn with it as well! Buy your copy today here on Payhip – https://payhip.com/b/g5IKC Or Ravelry – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/technicolor-movie-night Technicolor: Movie Night includes …

Photo by Christine Guest. Modeled by Kari Guest.

Silvia of ELF Release 3 in Technicolor Movie Night

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Christine Guest is the most creative pattern engineer I’ve come across.  She dedicates swatch after swatch to engineering new techniques and refining old ones.  Whenever I have a sticky situation in a pattern, I know she’ll have a solution I’ve not thought of!  So it is with great excitement that I introduce Silvia of ELF, the third release in the Technicolor: Movie Night collection, to you today. If you have Technicolor: Matinee, you’ll have the pattern Silvia Needs a Bag.  But just what could Silvia need a bag for?  Buttons galore! Because she is so humble, you won’t hear the depths of her involvement from her, but I loved her process of creation for this collection.  Not only did Christine …

Meanwhile in Maine trim collage

Fixing the Trim

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If you remember Sleeve Island and Interior Finishes, I had the wrong ratio on my pick up for the cocoon collar.  Christine Guest recommended I use the trim as a ruler.  How’d that work out? PERFECTLY!!!  Not only did it work out perfectly, but it also made for a much easier to write pick up ratio 😉.  Thanks, Christine! Now to the knitty gritty 😉.  The first trial used the already knit hem to see how much I was short by bunching up the excess. The second trial unraveled more from the body to see just how much I should be using. Both tests gave the same result of how much I was short. A lot of frogging and reknitting …