Hollywood and Vine by Carol Herman Knit Equals Joy. Photo by Elizabeth Zimmerman of Western Rose Studios.

Technicolor Movie Night Premier

Lindsay LewchukAnnouncements, Designers, eco world, Joy of Knitting (2023 theme), Pattern Related Leave a Comment

The house lights dim, the flicker on the screen begins, grab your knitting needles for some fantastic feature knits!  The wait is over, the sequel to Technicolor: Matinee is now available… introducing Technicolor: Movie Night! This 4-designer collection spins the plotline of what happens when you give a handful of designers the exact same stitches with the theme of movies.  How does each one interpret the prompt?  How does something so simple of a stitch pattern (or two) take on so many different storylines? Debuting first is Carol Herman of Knit Equals Joy Hollywood and Vine.  This “snuggle up with popcorn and your sweetie sized shawl” featuring exquisite lace and beautiful cables. Check out a closeup for my favorite feature …

Tweedy Toppers glamor shot with sunset

Tweedy Toppers

Lindsay Lewchuk2023 New Releases, Announcements, Cuffs, How-to Videos, Patterns Leave a Comment

Boldly shout with joy from the top of your boot cuffs, “Fall is here,” with Tweedy Toppers.  Perfect for falling temperatures as these toppers have a secret – fashion on the outside and warm functionality on the inside.  Keep your calves snuggly warm with the surprise of interior ribbing.  Create your own faux tweed by holding two fibers together.  The tech edited and test knit intermediate level pattern is fully written with a diagram and how-to video for starting the hidden interior ribbing. $10.00 Now available on KC! Note: KnitCompanion sets their own prices. Sizes: S (M, L, XL) to fit calf circumference of 12”/ 30.5cm (14”/ 35.5cm, 16”/ 40.5cm, 18”/ 46cm) with 1”/ 2.5cm of positive ease. Finished Measurements: …

Meanwhile in Maine porch and Submerge

Downsizing Samples for Maine

Lindsay LewchukAnnouncements, Joy of Knitting (2023 theme), Meanwhile in Maine 4 Comments

If you ever wanted a handknit from Knit Eco Chic, this is for you! Non-local recipients are responsible for covering shipping costs. My closet in Maine won’t hold all my samples, so I’m having a sample destash / giveaway. If you have any questions about a particular design, please email me. If anything catches your eye, please email me – knit eco chic at gmail (no spaces and add the .com)! These are on a first come basis. ~ Floral Chic, Plunge (crop), Sheer Illusion Tank & Lagoon Shallows claimed. Photos of available items remain. Meanwhile in Maine Today camera mom and camera dad celebrate their 49th anniversary! Camera dad is up in Maine overseeing the build, so it’s a …

collage of knitting and sketch

Pattern Placement and Siding

Lindsay LewchukAnnouncements, Joy of Knitting (2023 theme), Meanwhile in Maine 2 Comments

I think it’s wonderful how God uses one thing to teach us how to do something completely different.  I was hoping to have more knitting completed on the sweater, but summer heat without A/C put it away until a cooler day.  So instead, I wanted to zoom in and talk about pattern placement… and in an unusual turn of events, how that helped the Meanwhile in Maine build project! There are 3 distinct pattern details on the Meanwhile in Maine design – I’ve talked about darts and shoulder detail in posts past, but what about the bottom of the center back detail.  This panel was worked in reverse as I wanted all sizes to end on a certain row so …

Meanwhile in Maine graphic with knitting and countertop

Sleeve Island and Interior Finishes

Lindsay LewchukAnnouncements, Joy of Knitting (2023 theme), Meanwhile in Maine, Pattern Related 4 Comments

My favorite of all sleeves is the short row top-down sleeve, so once again, it’s shown up here.  I promise I have knit others, but when one fits so beautifully and the construction makes you smile, why switch?  Not wanting a “boring” sleeve, this one has 3 feature elements.  To compliment the front shoulder detail, I added it to the sleeve cap as well.  The detail along the top of the arm also matches the detail on the body.  However, the detail under the arm is slightly different to prevent bulkiness and stiffness where it isn’t needed.  Can you spot the difference? I knit the collar on before the sleeves because I didn’t know how much yarn it would take.  …

Starting Color Cascade a close up of the cast on

Starting Color Cascade

Lindsay LewchukAnnouncements, Brioche, How-Tos, Joy of Knitting (2023 theme), Pattern Related Leave a Comment

The Joy of Knitting wouldn’t be complete without some brioche!  After some deep dives into the process (cough Autumn Come and Terran), I was ready for a vacation level pattern.  Introducing Color Cascade – an easy brioche asymmetrical shawl perfect for summer knitting.  One of my favorite features is that the edging is worked contiguously!  It has to have a little something, something, right 😉.  But this edging holds a secret, it saves you from having to pin down your unused color!!!  To help you “read” your stitches and get comfortable with the technique, I’ve filmed the first few lines of the set up. Check out the IG reels here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CsJqnzGrkb6/ – getting started CO – Set Up Row 2 …

Meanwhile in Maine split screen

Body, Collar, and a Roof!

Lindsay LewchukAnnouncements, Joy of Knitting (2023 theme), Meanwhile in Maine, Pattern Related 2 Comments

Exciting developments are afoot on both Meanwhile in Maine projects!  First up, the fiber: (insert trumpet sound) The mental block broke!!!  I’ve been knitting like crazy and am already finished the body, first stab at the collar (it’ll need just a touch of tweaking), and last night I started the first sleeve.  Check out Antionette’s live replay for a sneak peek.  Since she surprised me by putting me on camera yesterday (without any warning, mind you), I thought I’d share the WIP I had to work on during her live. https://www.youtube.com/live/iG1SmDIDTpw?feature=share (to skip to the preview, click here: https://www.youtube.com/live/iG1SmDIDTpw?feature=share&t=2044 ) As you can see in the video, I did add a little cable detail to the front, which originally was …

camera mom in Air Bender

Knitworthy dips and bobbles

Lindsay LewchukAnnouncements, Joy of Knitting (2023 theme), Pattern Related, Q&A, Yarn Leave a Comment

Part of the Joy of Knitting this year is knitting for others.  When it comes to the knitworthy, my list is long, but there is one name at the top of it, camera mom!  Who’s on your knitworthy list? As soon as camera mom saw this yarn in late April, she claimed it!  So, naturally it became her Mother’s Day present.  Because I’m not THAT fast a knitter, I worked on it over last summer, and we shot it just before the final blossoms disappeared.  The funniest bit was upon arriving back home, she promptly placed it in her closet!  Something I have loved teasing her about these days leading up to Mother’s Day.  Hmmm, perhaps I should snag it …

Garden Buzz close up

Garden Buzz

Lindsay Lewchuk2023 New Releases, Announcements, How-to Videos, Joy of Knitting (2023 theme), Shawls

Captivate knitters like bees to flowers, with exciting dip stitches and budding bobbles.  From Wallflowers to Dahlias, be the buzz of the garden party in Garden Buzz.   Watch as the flowers bloom with blocking in this easy rectangular wrap.  As versatile as the array of flowers in the garden, style your Garden Buzz shawl to enhance your summer wear. The tech edited and test knit easy (not beginner) level pattern is fully written and charted.  2 quick stitch tutorials accompany the design on the Knit Eco Chic blog. $12.00 Please note: price on knitCompanion is set by knitCompanion Finished Measurements: 60”/ 154.5cm (75”/ 190.5cm) long by 11.5”/ 29cm wide Materials: 2 (3) skeins DK weight yarn Sample shown in LeRoo …