Wednesday with Wendy held up

Wednesday with Wendy

Lindsay Lewchuk 2022 New Releases, Cowls, Into the Unknown (2022 theme), Men

Every so often God brings someone special into your life of a different age and circumstance.  As you spend time together their impact helps to change your direction for the better.  The easiest in the year of slipped stitch cables over garter background, this quick cowl knit is dedicated to such a friend.  On the topside it looks like the colors are completely independent.  But looking deeper you’ll see how the strands intertwine and support each other as the pattern grows! The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written and charted. $12.00 Finished Measurements:18”/ 46cm (24”/ 61cm, 36”/ 91cm) around by 8”/ 20cm (8”/ 20cm, 12”/ 30.5cm) tall Materials:2 (2, 4) skeins Malabrigo Verano, sample 1 shown in …

Steam Heat by Laura Patterson

Steam Heat

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The next release in Technicolor: Matinee is Steam Heat by Laura Patterson.  We may have totally different design processes, but one thing we do both love is jazz in movies… especially when sung by power-house singers! More about how this relates to Laura’s design in the essay section of Technicolor: Matinee ;-).   1.  Which came first, the movie or the design The movie. Actually, a set of movies came first. Starting with old black and white movies, and progressing to pictures that are much more current. Parts of each of these movies shared a feeling, a theme as it were, in a certain kind of scene. 2. Did the movie play a role in your yarn or yarn color …

Silvia Needs a Bag

Silvia Needs a Bag

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Designers, Into the Unknown (2022 theme), Knitting Events - KALs, MKALs, UMALs, etc., Pattern Related, Q&A Leave a Comment

The next release in the Technicolor: Matinee eBook collection is Silvia Needs a Bag by pattern engineer, Christine Guest.  Christine’s designs fascinate me!  She incorporates such incredible detail scientifically proven to work together in beautiful artistry.  I’ve had a few peeks into her process and her pile of swatches to get everything perfect is mesmerizing!  I’m also privileged to be test knitting an upcoming release of hers, a men’s sweater, and am loving her attention to detail.  The care she takes to make sure patterning develops in a beautiful method even when doing something like increasing for a sleeve – wow!  But you’ll hear more on that a little bit later.  For now, Christine was kind enough to let me …

Fasten Off Yarnalong 2022 logo

Fasten Off Yarn Along 2022

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Fasten Off Yarnalong (FOYAL) 2022, Into the Unknown (2022 theme), Pattern Related Leave a Comment

Happy social knitting days! This Christmas season I’ll be taking part in the Fasten Off Yarn-a-long (FOYAL) as both a designer and participant. If you’re new to the FOYAL, check out this link! The event kicks off tonight at 9pm (Nov 25) and runs through December 31st. The social side and games takes place on a dedicated discord channel and social media. This year, the FOYAL features 109 designers with over 4,300 total eligible patterns including 3,500 discounted patterns! Use code: FO2022 to save 25% off 25 of your favorite Knit Eco Chic designs. Code works on both Payhip and Ravelry and expires December 8th midnight EST.

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Technicolor: Matinee

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Introducing Technicolor: Matinee, a collection of small knitting projects by 6 indie designers!  Over the past few years (I won’t admit exactly how many years this project has been going on behind the scenes), Jill Wolcott, Laura Patterson (Fiber Dreams), Christine Guest, Carol Herman (Knit Equals Joy), Sue McCain, and yours truly have secretly planned a two-collection set around the theme of movies.  Technicolor: Matinee, is the first in the set all focused on small projects inspired by some of our favorite films. Like previous collections the idea was simple – so often designers end up releasing patterns with similar stitches at the same time; what would happen if we did it on purpose?  This time, we added 2 twists …

On the Set

Lindsay Lewchuk 2022 New Releases, Designers, Into the Unknown (2022 theme), Scarves

Sneak away for a few minutes of relaxation with On the Set scarf.  Highly textured, On the Set recognizes that a few stolen stitches each night is just the thing to unwind after a packed day, whether you live life as the main character on the set or as the director behind the scenes organizing everything for everybody!  From the Technicolor: Matinee theme subtle nods to the film industry appear in the film projector center square and cables weaving an intricate story with lace.  For a fun plot twist, this extra-long skinny scarf makes any outfit fashion ready or knit is as the base for the Knit Eco Chic Technicolor: Movie Night design. The tech edited and test knit pattern …

Puppy dog eyes

FOYAL Question

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It’s almost that time of year again. Soon I too will be picking out my cast ons, but before it begins, I wanted to know what you have your eye on! Email me (knitecochic at gmail) with your favorite 5 patterns and help me create my FOYAL sale bundle! Any patterns or eBooks posted on my Payhip shop are eligible for voting this year. (And yes, I’ll be running the sale on Payhip and Ravelry, but my Payhip shop is smaller, so please check that link when voting for the pattern you want to see included in the sale.)

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 …