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Motoring Vest

Lindsay Lewchuk Garments, Patterns

Motoring Vest, inspired by a photo of a sensationally dressed woman modeling beside a Triumph Twin 500 Motorcycle in 1951, updates the modish style in this figure flattering knitted vest. Garter sections and shaping highlight specific points on the body creating a flattering hourglass figure.  A wide button band draws the eye up and down the hourglass, lengthening the body.  A mock turtle cowl is accented with a larger button off set from the vertical panel. Make sure to wash and dry your swatch according to how you plan on drying your garment to ensure accurate gauge swatch. Organic cotton has unique drape and reactions to washing and drying! If substituting yarn, make sure the substituted finished gauge matches the …

The Second Annual Indie Design GAL 2014 Is Coming!

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“The Gift-A-Long is coming, The Gift-A-Long is coming!”  Call out all Ravelry indie knitting & crochet designers, sign-ups are in just a few days!  All the information you need, as a designer, is available in the private GAL planning group on Ravelry here. If listening is more your speed, the Indie Design GAL Admins (Nina Machlin Dayton, Simone Kereit, Alex Tinsley, and I) had the privilege of being interviewed by Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show’s Marie Segares a few days ago about what the Indie Design GAL is and how to become involved in our second annual event.  The podcast is posted here! It’s almost time to get your gifting on!

Gift One, Get One

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Driving home from treatment yesterday I was completely floored by the generosity of one of my friends “in the business” who surprised me with a very special gift and the Lakewood pattern from her Ravelry shop. Please, drop by Jessica’s shop and show her some pattern love – buy a pattern, gift a pattern, link a project, or “like” your favorites.   In order to pay it forward, I’m offering a “Gift One, Get One” Special on Ravelry through October 7th, 2014. Gift a pattern on Ravelry between now and October 7th and I will drop the same pattern in your Ravelry library. If you already own the pattern you are gifting, please drop me a note with which Knit Eco …

Making Fall

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Intersection Cowl, original designed over 2 years ago and photographed last fall for the right feel, is now ready for publishing. At long last, the planning is over and I can share the pattern with all of you, my fellow yarnies! Until… my heart dropped as I looked over the pictures for the pattern cover. In the final photo selection, I discovered the fall leaves appeared only in one background. Apparently last year when I reviewed the photos, I had a fall filter streaming through my window providing the impression of much more color than actually was. Since the time is right for knitters who’d want to knit this piece to wear during the autumn color and the leaves haven’t …

Coming to America – Americo Yarns

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For years, Americo Yarns, has been a favorite yarn company of mine, from their gorgeous yarns to their socially responsible company attitude. Visiting their flagship store is quiet an experience. It is easy to imagine yourself in the rustic Andies from the gorgeous hanks of yarn hanging on the walls to the rough hewn wood accents and hand crafted needles and accessories. A leather chair invites you to stop and knit, while the friendly “Americo Girls” help you pick the right colors & fibers for your next project. Originally the yarns they lovingly created were only available in Toronto, Ontario at their flagship store. Then slowly local yarn shops across Canada started to carry Americo. Now, it’s my great pleasure …

Demystifying The Multiple Color Cable

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In order to demystify the multiple color cables as seen in the Linked In Cowl & Linked In Cuffs, I created a video that shows the proper way to work each cable as well as how to easily identify common color cabling mistakes. Enjoy!

WordPress Ravelry Designs Widget – A Review

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Shellbot created an awesome new WordPress widget that filled a much needed hole on my site – Knit Eco Chic’s Previous Publications page. Her Ravelry Design Widget, available through wordpress, Shell’s website, or her Ravelry group (Giddy Knitters), populates your Ravelry patterns on your WordPress site! I used a custom short code for the Previous Publications page. Here’s the page at regular zoom I also added the widget to display on the side bar of my blog. I opted to preview 3 patterns to keep it short and sweet. The widget interface is extremely user-friendly! Even the novice wordpress writer shouldn’t have any problems with the selection of options. The custom short code took a little more finagling. However, it’s …

Follow Up Kanine Kap Kampaign

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Beau’s goal was 150 puppy inspired knit & crochet hats for the kids at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Thanks to you, the hat drive in loving memory of Kollage Yarn’s Boxer Beau raised 208 hats!! Thank you so much for taking the time to knit (or crochet) some hats for kids with cancer in loving memory of Beau!

Sheer Illusion Tank Photography Tips

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How to Fix Blowout Spots on Knitwear in Photoshop After bribing my photographer (aka mom) with tapioca pudding & equal time teaching her how to use Adobe PDF, I secured not one, but two 6am wake ups in an effort to beat the sun for the Sheer Illusion tank photo shoots. However, the summer mountain weather was being particularly uncooperative. Even though some shots displayed the fog I stood in, the ambient light continued to cause blow out upon the ice blue tank… right where all my “curves” are, so most inappropriate spots! Knowing I had pushed my photographer’s back to back early rising limits, I was running out of options as the last day of July and my publication …

Mountaintop Christmas Trunk Show!

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You’re invited to Knit Eco Chic’s first trunk show! I had the distinct honor of being invited to be a vendor at the Mountaintop Christmas sale this Saturday in Laurel Ridge, NC. At the Knit Eco Chic “booth,” enjoy some handcrafted organic maple shortbread cookies (recipe to below), browse my samples, and find the perfect gift for the ones you love. Details: July 19, 2014 10am to 5pm 650 Shuck Pen Ridge Road, Vilas, NC 28692 (The entrance to Laurel Ridge is located on Baird’s Creek. From 105, turn onto Baird’s Creek. Go 1 mile and Laurel Ridge is the development on the right. There will be green signs directing you to the house.) At the booth: Cowls Black Diamond …