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Around the Arm Openings of Summer Hideaway

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An interesting conversation came up during the testing / TE period of Summer Hideaway.  How can the same pick up around the arm opening result in the tank and sleeved versions having two different lengths on the schematic?  If the pick up stitch count is the same, shouldn’t the schematic be the same? It’s really a nerdy answer, but in short, the proof is in the pudding.  See the difference when they are laid one atop of the other? The reason is it isn’t just a matter of the pick up stitch count, it also depends upon what happens to those stitches after you pick them up. On the tank, the stitches are picked up and immediately bound off (loosely!). …

Summer Hideaway Sweater front

Summer Hideaway

Lindsay Lewchuk 2022 New Releases, Garments, Patterns

Sneak into the quiet world of summer knitting with a design replete with simple elegant detailing.  Summer Hideaway comprises Summer Hideaway Sweater and Summer Hideaway Tank.  Inspired by the simple joys of summer discoveries from hidden waterfalls to serene lakes, from family-friendly park picnics to coffee with friends at the local cafes.  The easy two-row repeat of the Summer Hideaway sets the design apart from the ordinary while the large needle keeps the knitting delightfully quick.   Construction: both are knit bottom up seamlessly with two hem options.  Both also feature a unique edge-as-you-go seamless detail!  The sleeves on Summer Hideaway Sweater are top-down.  A 3-needle-bind off joins the shoulders.  The pattern is tech edited and test knit.  The directions are …

Summer Hideaway Sweater front

Summer Hideaway Sweater

Lindsay Lewchuk 2022 New Releases, Garments, Patterns

As whispering winds blow a cool breeze across your shoulders, reach for your Summer Hideaway Sweater.  Elegant details grace this seamless bottom-up design with top-down sleeves.  A curved or straight hem turns the design from boater chic to city classic.  The easy pattern repeat creates both texture and airiness, ideal for a summer weight sweater.  Large needles make it a quick knit! Available exclusively in Summer Hideaway (eBook) here and on Payhip, Ravelry, and Lovecrafts. Sizes:32”/ 81.5cm (36”/ 91.5cm, 38”/ 96.5cm, 42”/ 106.5cm, 46”/ 117cm, 50”/ 127cm) Finished Measurements:Bust: 32.5”/ 82cm (36.25”/ 92cm, 38.5”/ 97.5cm, 42.25”/ 107.5cm, 46.75”/ 119cm, 50.75”/ 128.5cm)Length: 24.5”/ 62cm (26”/ 66cm, 26.5”/ 67.5cm, 27.5”/ 70cm, 27.75”/ 70.5cm, 28.5”/ 72.5cm) Materials:Sweater – 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, …

Summer Hideaway Tank fun shot

Summer Hideaway Tank

Lindsay Lewchuk 2022 New Releases, Garments, Patterns

Strolling down board walks or picnicking in the grass, Summer Hideaway Tank lets the breeze flow through while keeping you covered.  Express your style with your favorite of two fun hemlines or knit one of each in different colors to be wardrobe ready whatever summer opportunities float your way.  Designed with as little finishing as possible, the unique arm shaping works the edging contiguously with the rest of the design. Available exclusively in Summer Hideaway (eBook) here and on Payhip, Ravelry, and Lovecrafts. Sizes:32”/ 81.5cm (36”/ 91.5cm, 38”/ 96.5cm, 42”/ 106.5cm, 46”/ 117cm, 50”/ 127cm) Finished Measurements:Bust: 32.5”/ 82cm (36.25”/ 92cm, 38.5”/ 97.5cm, 42.25”/ 107.5cm, 46.75”/ 119cm, 50.75”/ 128.5cm)Length: 24.5”/ 62cm (26”/ 66cm, 26.5”/ 67.5cm, 27.5”/ 70cm, 27.75”/ 70.5cm, 28.5”/ …

our concrete floor in maine

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

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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.

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Quick Stitch Tutorials

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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) Butterfly Dip Stitch https://www.instagram.com/p/CgPrDtrJeRl/ (air date July 20, 2022)used in patterns Butterfly Silk, Submerge, and upcoming release Cables 1/1 LC without a cable needle (air date July 13, 2022)https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf9zCZrJPaM/used in upcoming release and Slip and Rise Pattern Club designs, (and tons of others) 1/1 …