Introducing Knit Eco Chic

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Knit Eco Chic, Lindsay Lewchuk’s knitwear and pattern design company, provides the highest quality hand knits and knitting patterns with a focus on organic, natural, socially responsible, sustainable, and alternative fiber yarns for the modern age.  Formerly, Eco Chic Knits, Knit Eco Chic embodies the same three foundational philosophies:1. Use of eco yarns2. Knits that fit curves3. Unique and intricate patterns In addition to being a design company, Knit Eco Chic also serves as a call to action.  Over the coming years, Lindsay hopes to be a source of information about eco knitting, eco knitting practices, and eco knitting resources.  Follow her blog or join the Knit Eco Chic Ravelry Group to find resources for eco yarns and eco knitting. …

Fibonacci Drops Shawl

Fibonacci Drops Shawl

Lindsay Lewchuk Men, Patterns, Shawls

The Fibonacci Drops Shawl, Knit Eco Chic’s debut release, emboldens mathematicians world-wide by squaring the Fibonacci sequence.  Appearing in both the striped sequence and drop stitch sequence, the Fibonacci sequence brings the innate beauty of the golden ratio to this triangular shawl design.  The simplicity of the design makes this versatile shawl the perfect accessory for spring and summer. The pattern includes written directions, diagrams, pictures, a glossary, notes, and a no-drops variation.  Tech edited by Sashka Macievich. $6.50 Finished Measurements: 72”/ 183cm by 27”/ 68.5cm with the drops. 60”/ 152.5cm by 27”/ 68.5cm without the drops. Materials:2 skeins Americo Originals Abrazos (dove grey)1 skein Americo Originals Abrazos (ice blue)44.7% Pima Cotton, 55.3% Bamboo100 g / 1028 yards (940 m)US …

City Girl Cowl

City Girl Cowl

Lindsay Lewchuk Cowls, How-to Videos, Patterns

Truly unique with tendrils and beads, this stylish cowl transitions from fall through winter. Whether for a night on the town, lunch with the girls, or cozying up by the fire, City Girl Cowl will keep you warm and fashion forward. Tech edited by Katherine Vaughan, this advanced beginner level pattern includes written directions, charted directions, a diagram, and pictures. Two you tube videos also demonstrate how to make tendrils using the method in the pattern and how to make the custom beaded button. $6.50 Finished Measurements:26″/ 66cm long by 5″/ 12.5cm wide. Materials:1 Skein Galler Yarns Inca Eco – Wine 100% organic cotton 3.5 ounces/ 100 grams 140 yards/ 128 metersUS 8/ 5mm straight knitting needlesUS I-9/ 5.5mm crochet …

Geometry in Motion Cowl

Geometry in Motion

Lindsay Lewchuk Cowls, Patterns, Scarves

The Geometry in Motion cowl pattern is a versatile design, which compliments any outfit. The diamond pattern moves with you creating stunning visual effects. Keep warm, stylish, and comfy through the workday, on the go, or chilling with friends at the pool hall. Knit in Kollage’s Milky Whey, a milk soy blend, these cowls are as soft as angora but animal fiber (and cruelty) free. This cowl pattern set includes written directions, pictures, and a chart for both a button-up version, which is knit flat, and the over the head version, which is knit in the round version. Tech edited by Katherine Vaughan. $6.50 Finished Measurements:Button Up Version: Small 29″/ 73.5cm long x 5.5″/ 14cm wide, Medium 36.5″/ 92.5cm long …

Collegiate Variegation Cowl

Collegiate Variegation Cowl

Lindsay Lewchuk Patterns

Boldly sport your college colors! This pattern is designed for knitters of any ability, requiring only cast on, knit, purl, and bind off abilities. Each rendition will be unique as it entirely depends on the tri-color variegated yarn you choose to knit with. Tri-color hand painted yarn is particularly perfect for this pattern. Experienced knitters will be able to whip through this college course in a day or less, which makes it a great gift! Note: tri-color yarn is required! Tech edited by Katherine Vaughan. $6.00 Finished Measurements:23.5″/ 59.5cm around by 4.5″/ 11.5cm wide. Materials:1 skein tri-colored yarn. Sample shows Cascade Yarns Luna Paints.150 – 164 yards (137 – 150 m)US 8/ 5mm circular needlesYarn needle Gauge:18 sts and 28 …

Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Lindsay Lewchuk Patterns, Scarves

Whether dressing to impress your Marc Antony or luxuriating by the banks of a river, Cleopatra Scarf weaves the romance of ancient Egypt into a symbolic graphical scarf. The great pyramids at Giza, with their varying heights, are emblematic in the triangular lace. Surf down the curving tributaries of the Nile on the ebbs and flows of the cables. The tassels with the blunt ends fashion the hair style indicative of the time, while the ovular shape represents the small ovals hanging from Cleopatra’s opulent court. Pattern is fully written & charted. Tech Edited by Katherine Vaughan. $6.50 Finished Measurements:6′ 4.5″ x 5.75″ Materials:1 skein Wolle’s Yarn Creations Color Changing Cotton 100gUS 3/ 3.25mm needlesYarn needle Gauge:30 sts and 38 …

Black Willow Cowl & Scarf

Black Willow Cowl & Scarf

Lindsay Lewchuk Cowls, Men, Patterns, Scarves

Recuperating after a treatment, I looked out the window and became enthralled with a majestic old black willow tree. The textures in the bark and the magnitude of the trunk drew me in. Determined to capture and recreate what I saw in yarn, I created 6 mini design elements, which I then mixed and mingled on the knitting needles until the texture evoked that same majesty as the magnificent specimen God placed in front of me. As a final nod to the sparkling sunset haloing the massive tree, beads were added to the edges and cables. 2014 Pattern Update: Black Willow is back!! The completely revamped tech edited pattern includes modeled pictures fully written row by row directions and full …