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Catching Up

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A few weeks back I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Antionette of Hookin & Stitchin Island Style (https://www.youtube.com/@HOOKINSTITCHINISLANDSTYLE).  The premiere is today!  If you’re available, join the chat at 1pm EST!  Antionette and I will both be on to answer your questions. Looking forward to seeing you!  If you missed the premiere, don’t worry, the link will remain live for replay. Happy knitting! The deer pic for the blog is because Antionette lives on Deer Island ;-).

Stitch in Focus: Double Stranded Knitted CO for Brioche

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You all know how I love my knitting tricks and hacks.  Today’s feature is for making brioche easier!  It’s the simple trick of double stranding.  I’ve used this trick in several patterns already, but today’s video shows you how to use it in the cast on. For our “KNIT” year, I’m using it with the knitted cast on method 😉. Hehe, and ya, I did chuckle because knitting got me “burping” on the Internet (not actually, but try saying “brp” without a u and without spelling it out). The design featured will come out later this year.  Until then, give double stranding a try in Terran, Aspen Travels, Color Cascade, or Slingshot.  Happy knitting!

Meanwhile in Maine collage hawk and schematic

Schematics and Settling In

Lindsay LewchukAnnouncements, KNIT knitworthy 'n intriguing techniques (2024 theme), Meanwhile in Maine, Pattern Related, Q&A, Yarn Leave a Comment

Drilling down the math and crafting the schematics.  This cocoon style sweater posed some schematic design decisions.  Do I show it open or closed.  With sleeves, with 1 sleeve, or as a vest?  And how to show that huge fold over collar?? A trend lately has been to use letters on the schematics and keep the numbers in a table.  I explored this method a few years back, but after some input from industry professionals, kept the standard numbers on the sketch method.  I’m not sure how I’ll place the numbers yet.  Which do you prefer? Meanwhile in Maine Update It is with great joy and excitement that I share this cross-post blog with you.  As 26th anniversary of the …

Stitch in Focus: Applied I-cord close up shot

Stitch in Focus: Applied I-cord Video Tutorial

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If you saw the Stitch in Focus: Applied I-cord blog and want to see it in action, check out the video demonstration here: I think as far as tidying up Garter stitch goes this is my new favorite technique!  What I love most is how all the rough edges get hidden inside the I-cord. Ready to give it a try?  Check out Downtown Burnsville eBook.  Happy knitting! 

Farewell NC

Lindsay LewchukAnnouncements, KNIT knitworthy 'n intriguing techniques (2024 theme), Meanwhile in Maine, Q&A 2 Comments

T-3 days and camera mom and I will head up to our new home in Maine, where camera dad awaits our arrival! Squee with me!!! And prayers are very much appreciated to. Business Effects – I’ll been offline until the computers are moved, which may not be until camera dad’s next uHaul haul, but I’m hoping it won’t be too long. I may (or may not) have cell service up there so may (or may not) be available via email. But that’s the best chance of catching me. Ya, a lot of the technology is still unknown, sorry about that. Remember to enjoy 25% off all my self-published patterns until March 20th on Payhip and Ravelry! Code: NC2ME Payhip – …

Meanwhile in Maine collage blocking sweater and kitchen cabinets installed

Blocking and Packing

Lindsay LewchukAnnouncements, KNIT knitworthy 'n intriguing techniques (2024 theme), Meanwhile in Maine, Pattern Related 2 Comments

Check it out (!) – the Meanwhile in Maine sweater is on the blocking board!!!!!!  Of course, the design is staying hidden, but this is a major step after the completed sample literally lived on my desk for months while prototype 2 was underway and the pattern got an overhaul from cast on to bind off. In the end, I went for the “hard” math / grading in order to have the neckline finish below the underarm joins.  After weeks in excel working on each size individually for a superb fit, I frogged prototype 2 back to double check the pattern before proceeding. Though prototype 2 has a different slope on the short rows, here, too, I returned to the original …

Applied I-cord tutorial; pattern style rs

Stitch in Focus: Applied I-cord

Lindsay LewchukAnnouncements, KNIT knitworthy 'n intriguing techniques (2024 theme), Pattern Related, Q&A, Stitch in Focus 3 Comments

Burnsville Shawl (in Downtown Burnsville) includes yarn overs to make applying the I-cord edge easier and neater.  But it also creates a bit more fabric that needs to be hidden inside the I-cord.  As a result, the pattern gives a specific method for working an applied I-cord, which is a bit different than normal.  Let’s zoom in for a closer look! (For a video tutorial of the pattern method, check out the IG reel here.) Check out these 2 applied I-cord methods. The first is a standard K2, s1, pick up and knit 1, psso, s3b The second is the method used in the first release of 2024, Burnsville Shawl. s1, (pick up and knit through the shawl yo, psos, …

Downtown Burnsville pattern cover

Downtown Burnsville

Lindsay Lewchuk2024 New Releases, Cowls, KNIT knitworthy 'n intriguing techniques (2024 theme), Men, Patterns, Shawls Leave a Comment

Downtown Burnsville features Downtown Cowl and Burnsville Shawl.  My favorite LYS is along the way to the dentist, so we always leave a bit early and stop by to see Wendy at Yummi Yarns.  An old-fashioned building with brick walls and worn hardwood floors is enlivened with brilliantly colored yarn, hand made art pieces, and local mountain crafts.  Knitting or crocheting at the social center is Wendy, the owner of Yummi Yarns.  The last time I was in, a rare find of cotton and linen caught my eye among all the gorgeously dyed wool.  In honor of my friend Wendy and as a farewell to my favorite NC LYS, I designed Downtown Cowl and Burnsville Shawl with 3 skeins from …

Burnsville Shawl at Price Lake

Burnsville Shawl

Lindsay Lewchuk2024 New Releases, KNIT knitworthy 'n intriguing techniques (2024 theme), Patterns, Shawls

Downtown Burnsville features Downtown Cowl and Burnsville Shawl.  My favorite LYS is along the way to the dentist, so we always leave a bit early and stop by to see Wendy at Yummi Yarns.  An old-fashioned building with brick walls and worn hardwood floors is enlivened with brilliantly colored yarn, hand made art pieces, and local mountain crafts.  Knitting or crocheting at the social center is Wendy, the owner of Yummi Yarns.  The last time I was in, a rare find of cotton and linen caught my eye among all the gorgeously dyed wool.  In honor of my friend Wendy and as a farewell to my favorite NC LYS, I designed Downtown Cowl and Burnsville Shawl with 3 skeins from …

Downtown Cowl with a shawl pin

Downtown Cowl

Lindsay Lewchuk2024 New Releases, Cowls, KNIT knitworthy 'n intriguing techniques (2024 theme), Men

Downtown Burnsville features Downtown Cowl and Burnsville Shawl.  My favorite LYS is along the way to the dentist, so we always leave a bit early and stop by to see Wendy at Yummi Yarns.  An old-fashioned building with brick walls and worn hardwood floors is enlivened with brilliantly colored yarn, hand made art pieces, and local mountain crafts.  Knitting or crocheting at the social center is Wendy, the owner of Yummi Yarns.  The last time I was in, a rare find of cotton and linen caught my eye among all the gorgeously dyed wool.  In honor of my friend Wendy and as a farewell to my favorite NC LYS, I designed Downtown Cowl and Burnsville Shawl with 3 skeins from …