meanwhile in maine digging footers

Proportional Design

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To the bat cave, batman!  The next step is to take the data mined from swatching and plug it into excel and illustrator.  One of the design elements that is very important to the brand of “Knit Eco Chic” is proportional design elements.  So, I sketch out the Medium first (since that’s my base size) and then the small and large.  I use a 10% scale and then do a locked ratio size increase to blow it up (or rather, I just zoom in, but that’s not so easy for you all to do reading this). For this design it’s the back center panel that is the main design element. Analyzing the sketch – 2 things pop out.  I’ll have …

Aspen Travels at sunset

Aspen Travels

Lindsay Lewchuk 2021 New Releases, Cowls, Men, Patterns

Aspen Travels ~ new pattern release

Aspen Travels invites you to stitch the textures of mountain travel into a must-knit piece for hikers and skiers. Mix textured brioche with smooth double knitting to create a piece designed to match the elements of Fall and Winter.

BSF organic cotton prints swatch

Meanwhile in Maine…

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A site photo from the ground clearing company was sent to me this week and I was so excited to see where my future first nest is going! It made me reflect upon the joy of the process and not just the end result so I decided to try something a little different with my next design. Puddles and I invite you to join along in the process of designing a sweater worthy of Maine’s forecasted winters!

Puddles with Terran MKAL yarn

Terran MKAL

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Terran MKAL beckons you forth armed with brioche stitches and stunning yarn into a deep exploration of the subterrain and terrain structures. This shawl is designed for brioche knitting loving terrans – an adventure to knit and thrill to wear! The pattern is live (on presale!) on Payhip, Ravelry, and Lovecrafts. The knitting starts October 7th. The fun happens in the Knit Eco Chic group on Slack!

plunging at home

Plunge Take Two

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The photographic “vision” for “Take the Plunge” came early in the design process… unusually early! I hadn’t even finished designing some of the items when I knew exactly how I wanted to shoot the book. As the months rolled on and the samples were knit, washed, blocked, and ready to shoot – COVID, a gas shortage, and health issues (for both camera mom and me) kept hitting the snooze on our plans. I debated strongly about “just getting it done” locally as my Aunt and Uncle live 8 hours away (round trip). But that idea God gave me just wouldn’t shake free.