Ravelry’s Bundling: Uncage the O

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There is a side of me that I keep buried deep, deep, deep down. I inherited it from my mother. When it rears its ugly head, my life of perfect creative clutter gets wiped clean and I can’t find a thing. The nastiness is known as “organization” to many, but “death to creativity” to me. The “dreaded O” is forced upon my office twice annually, but remains well-tamed the rest of the time. Unless, that is, something wonderful causes it to break free of the cage. Last week, Ravelry released a tool that unlocked the monster. The “dreaded O” appeared in full furry, gobbling up the “bundling” code. Yes, I had plans for my Saturday, but the new bundling tool …

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 yarns 2. Knits that fit curves 3. 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 …

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. Special Notes:

Evergreen Sprig Scarf

Lindsay Lewchuk Men, Patterns, Scarves

Walking in a winter wonderland, wrapped in the warm reflection of snow crested evergreens; the Evergreen Sprig Scarf celebrates the motif of the season. Its unisex length facilitates wearing the scarf both traditionally, wrapped around the neck and covering the chest, or additionally for women, over the head, around the ears, and down comfortably around the neck. The bottom evergreen sprig motif is textured with knit, purl, twisted stitches, and simple cables. The smaller color worked sprigs radiate off the solid background in self-striping interest. This gender neutral pattern makes a great gift! Special Notes:

Twist Me Up

Twist Me Up

Lindsay Lewchuk Cowls, How-to Videos, Patterns

Twist Me Up is an ultra long braided reversible cowl knit in soft worsted or aran weight yarn. Wear this unique piece as a single mega long loop, twist it up into a double long loop, or twist it up a third time for a cushy triple neck loop. No twisting needed on the needles, just around the neck. The simple lace detail keeps the knitting engaging and becomes a peak-a-boo when braided. Choose highly contrasting colors for a bold look or monochromatic for a chic, sophisticated look. Special Notes:

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. Special Notes:

Lake Breeze Tank

Lake Breeze Tank

Lindsay Lewchuk Garments, Patterns

On the yacht or lunch in the city, this Lake Breeze Tank is designed to accentuate all your best curves. Just as a breeze highlights waves on the lake, so the negative ease flatters every woman’s form. Diagonal lines meet center mast drawing attention to the natural waist. At this point, the pattern mirrors drawing the diagonal lines up and away towards the shoulders. The unique stepped neckline draws the eye up towards your face. Special Notes:

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. Special Notes:

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! Special Notes:

Off the Cuff

Off the Cuff

Lindsay Lewchuk Cowls, Patterns

My sister inspired me to design a beginner pattern. She has crocheted for years and was leery at trying her hand at knitting, so I decided to tempt her beyond her doubts. I created a simple pattern that required only knit, purl, and a button opening, in her favorite color, blue. To ensure her success I included written directions as well as a chart. Furthermore, I sent this pattern off to be tech edited to make certain it would be as universally understood as possible. As to the specifics behind the “Off the Cuff” design, I find cuffs on garments rather interesting as they intentional expose of the wrong side of a work. The seed stitch alters to emulate the …