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The Easy One

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Into the Unknown (2022 theme), Meanwhile in Maine, Pattern Related 2 Comments

A Meanwhile in Maine update Remember back at the beginning of this year when I started to struggle with the Meanwhile in Maine design and decided to put it aside and work on an “easy sweater”?  I’m happy to say that pattern release is right around the corner.  However, it proved anything but easy! My sample was finished and shot in April with a promised summer 2022 release agreement with the yarn company, Malabrigo.  But then my typical pollen fog never lifted.  It’s strange how God uses events in our lives for change and this sweater was one such atypical tool! After writing, rewriting, and finally drawing out each and every size in excel, I “thought” I’d cracked it.  The …

Floral Chic tip

Tips for Floral Chic

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Into the Unknown (2022 theme), Pattern Related, Q&A Leave a Comment

Creating petals and leaves in stitches was an unexpectedly fun experience, but also one with a lot of frogging.  So, as I travel the journey back through the process, here are some tips for you to succeed the first time through! Tip 1: picking yarn colors – check the grey scale. I asked Diane at Eco Stitch to pick out the colors for me with the caveat that they were 2 color families – I picked pinks or purples and green – and they were highly contrasting.  Here is what she surprised me with! Checking the colors out on grey scale reveals the amount of contrast between each color. When picking your colors make sure you have a contrast between …

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Floral Chic

Lindsay Lewchuk 2022 New Releases, Cowls, Hems and Ends, Slip and Rise Pattern Club

Beautiful textures in summer gardens inspired Floral Chic.  From a distant glance, bold color blocking appears.  As your eye is drawn closer, the stitches reveal intricate cabling textures with a peony and leaf design.  Spring, Summer, and Fall, with multiple styles included, Floral Chic gives a joyful freshness to your day.  The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written and charted.  Pattern includes two styles of cowls!  Check out the blog for the quick stitch demos. Available exclusively in our 2022 “Slip and Rise” Pattern Club!Pick up the Slip and Rise Pattern Club on Payhip, Ravelry, and Lovecrafts. Finished Measurements:Reversible – 6”/ 15cm wide and 40”/ 101.5cm longSingle Sided – 24”/ 61cm around top and bottom and 23”/ 58.5cm around middle by …

circa 2013 - yep I was into intricate even back then!

How Does Your Garden Grow

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Stashing down for the move to Maine, I came across this beautiful skein of 100% cobweb weight linen yarn from a discontinued yarn company. It has been in my stash for years! And over the years I’ve tried to make several different design concepts from it. But nothing really stuck.

Alternating I-cord Cast On

Quick Stitch Tutorials

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, How-Tos, Into the Unknown (2022 theme), Pattern Related, Slip and Rise Pattern Club, Stitch in Focus Leave a Comment

Have you seen my Instagram feed lately?  I’ve started a “WIP Wednesday” series of mini stitch tutorials.  Approximately 90 seconds or less of one of the fun stitches that’s currently on my needles!  Since these will show up in (future) patterns, this blog post is a place you can find the list of mini-tuts.  Check back frequently!  Brioche Two colors at once brioche (air date May 20, 2022)https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdy-uN-J_5l/used in Terran, Slingshot, and upcoming release (prob 2023) Brioche brk5tog and brsssssk – 5 st leaning decreaseshttps://www.instagram.com/reel/CjVshWzDqym/used in upcoming release (prob 2023) Brioche central 5 st decrease (air date Oct 12, 2022)https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cjob5kqpbLS/used in upcoming release (prob 2023) Butterfly Dip Stitch https://www.instagram.com/p/CgPrDtrJeRl/ (air date July 20, 2022)used in patterns Butterfly Silk, Submerge, and …

Website Tools

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Into the Unknown (2022 theme), Pattern Related 4 Comments

About a year ago my website host told me I had to do a major upgrade on my website as it was nearing the 10-year-old mark (a dinosaur in the Internet age) and had a lot of old code that was causing issues. So, I made the mental plan of updating during my first snowed-in winter in Maine… but as you all know that move was delayed. At the end of the first quarter, I dove in determined to update all 446 posts containing the bad code.

CC mini bubbles chart

Extra Bubbles

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Designers, eco world, How-Tos, Into the Unknown (2022 theme), Pattern Related, Q&A 2 Comments

Into the Unknown has been a year of unexpected blog customizations.  The newest release, Bubbling Interplay, has some fun options to reveal too!  At the bottom, a bubble of a different kind invites you outside to play. Same amount of yarn, more bubbles Little Bubble CablesIf you’d like even more bubbles on your Bubbling Interplay and follow the charts, print up these two snippets and paste them anywhere you want where there is 6 plain Garter in a row for 3 rows.  (Thanks to Denise who asked for even more Bubbles… more of the ones sized in the pattern won’t fit, but these little gems will!) Written additions – mini bubbles cover 4 sts with 1 st on either side …

Bubbling Interplay

Lindsay Lewchuk 2022 New Releases, Patterns, Scarves

Cheerful, delightful, and creative – Bubbling Interplay takes freshly blown bubbles and lands them playfully on your knitting!  Let your two favorite colors bounce and connect along the length of this made-for-summer scarf design.  For bubbles that pop pick two highly contrasting colors.  For more subtle bubbles use two mildly contrasting colors, as shown.  This slipped stitch cable design invites you to practice a rarely used technique – wrong side cables!  But since it is so infrequently seen, the pattern keeps it easy with 1/1 cables and leaves the more advanced cables for the right side only. The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written and fully charted. $12.00 Finished Measurements:86”/ 218.5cm long (including tassels) by 8.5”/ 21.5cm …