That’s a Wrap

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

You know I can’t resist a good pun, especially a knitting one!  So, let’s review “Joy of Knitting” before the ending credits roll in 2023. Off the Set Kicking off the Joy of Knitting, Off the Set took the stitch pattern I fell in love with from last year’s collection (On the Set) and transformed it into a super cute cloche!  Joy was both in the familiar stitches as well as the mental puzzle of figuring out how to turn it into a hat. Diamond Discovery While stashing down for Maine, Diamond Discovery became!  Joyful satisfaction in transforming a old swatch that cameramom fell in love with into a cowl she loves to wear.  Reducing stash by a skein was …

Treescape Hat Beanie back

Treescape Hat

Lindsay Lewchuk2023 New Releases, Announcements, Head, How-to Videos, Joy of Knitting (2023 theme), Patterns Leave a Comment

For a day in the sun and cold, is there any place where functional fashion is more important than in a “beat the cold” hat?  Treescape Hat overlays gorgeous lace trees on a silky background.  The inner hat knit in your favorite “beat the cold” fiber, shown in temperature-regulating silk, keeps the noggin cozy while the outer hat brings the delights of life in the woodlands.  Styles include both a slouchy and a beanie! The tech edited and test knit intermediate level pattern is fully written and charted with 3 how-to videos. $12.00 Please note: price on knitCompanion is set by knitCompanion Sizes:  S (M, L, XL) to fit head circumferences of 19 (20, 21, 22)”/ 48 (51, 53.5, 56)cm …

Stitch in Focus Double Layer Knitting

Stitch in Focus Double Layer Knitting

Lindsay LewchukAnnouncements, Double Layer Knitting, Joy of Knitting (2023 theme), Pattern Related, Stitch in Focus 2 Comments

What do you do if you want to knit two layers of fabric in the round without wrong sides facing each other?  Well, you *could* use two sets of DPNs, but is there another way?  YES!  Dubbed “double layer knitting” because it’s a lot like double knitting, but without the purls.  This technique allows you to work two layers of fabric on the same needles so you can easily transition between integrating and non-integrating sections.  Both layers have RS facing knits and WS facing purls creating a double layer of fabric. See Treescape Hat in action on IG Part 1: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Czrpxb0p2GQ/ Part 2: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cz8_5Z_LXfc/ Part 3: https://www.instagram.com/p/C0hqsaRJuiC/ All videos in 1 – Treescape Hat Rejoining Video Tutorial

Holyrood Hooded Scarf by Sue McCain, photography by Avi C. Dascaloff

Holyrood Hooded Scarf Technicolor Movie Night Release 8

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The final release in our 8-pattern collection is Holyrood Hooded Scarf by Sue McCain.  Like Rannoch Moor Swing Coat, Holyrood Hooded Scarf was designed for horseback riding through the Scottish moors but works equally well here in the US.  I love the extra depth this hoodie has so you can really tuck back inside against any violent winds… or to keep a clandestine identity 😉.  The geometric stitch pattern is a lovely coordinating pattern to that in the coat as well.  Layer them or wear them individually! Buy your copy today here on Payhip – https://payhip.com/b/g5IKC Or Ravelry – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/technicolor-movie-night Technicolor: Movie Night includes 2 patterns from each of the following 4 designers – Carol Herman of Knit Equals Joy, …

The Tutorial That Never Was Photo Gallery

The Tutorial That Never Was

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

Part of the “Joy of Knitting” design year’s goal is to get Meanwhile in Maine back on track.  To do so required (another) design detour!  I decided to step back and design a KISS sweater.  Sometimes when designs are so complex, I lose sight of basic pattern writing skills and the result is a jumbled mess of complex design with a “cliff notes” writing style entangled into a blob of incomprehensibility.  So, this KISS staple was like clearing out the cobwebs and going back to focusing on one thing – writing a great, simple, and easy to follow pattern.  Though basic, it still needed to hold my interest, so I’d know it’d hold yours.  KISS was design principle 1.  Speed …

Tweedy Chic main photo with sun glare

Tweedy Chic

Lindsay Lewchuk2023 New Releases, Announcements, Garments, How-to Videos, Joy of Knitting (2023 theme) Leave a Comment

Cozy up in style with Tweedy Chic!  A beautiful accent highlights the neckline on this fall to winter weight sweater.  Create that tweed look with one strand of fingering weight (shown in silk) and one strand of worsted weight (shown in cotton) held together.  Perfect with leggings; the longer-in-back-shorter-in-front hem sports a surprising accent.  Hike the Outer Hebrides in warmth or ice skate in Central Park in New York style. The tech edited and test knit easy (not beginner) level pattern is fully written.  The pattern includes a schematic and how-to stitch video for the kfyof.  $18.00 Now available on KC! Note: KnitCompanion sets their own prices. Sizes: To Fit Busts: 32”/ 81.5cm (36”/ 91.5cm, 38”/ 96.5cm, 42”/ 106.5cm, 46”/ 117cm, …

Rannoch Moor Swing Coat by Sue McCain.

Swinging into number 7 Rannoch Moor Swing Coat in Technicolor Movie Night Release 7

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Horse enthusiast, knitting magazine & book pattern tech editor, and all-around talented knitwear designer, Sue McCain contributes the last 2 designs in our Technicolor: Movie Night collection.  Sue was inspired by a rather famous series, Outlander, as well as her favorite Scottish moors. The flared of Rannoch Moor Swing Coat is all about riding through the moors on your faithful steed!  But Sue did an excellent job transforming the functional design element into multiple venues.  It works great for chasing kiddos at the park or afternoons snuggled up by the fire. My favorite part is her use of one of the stitch patterns from this collection.  The strong geometrics in that rich golden color so speak to her inspiration! Buy …

On the Silver Screen close up

Behind On the Silver Screen Technicolor Movie Night Release 6

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After a couple of years in production, I’m thrilled to finally be able to introduce On the Silver Screen.  It was a mental puzzle that I eagerly dove into solving – how to take a scarf, On the Set, and convert it into a seamless sweater.  More than once my dyslexia had me jumping through hoops, but in the end with lots of photos to remind myself of knitting orientation, the scarf became a garment of beauty to wear! Glamour One of the ways my fellow indies enable me to join these collections is through yarn choice.  As animal-fiber-free in a woolly world, opting to pick a yarn company with a “Lindsay friendly” yarn was such a blessing.  Malabrigo was …

On the Silver Screen wrap sweater

On the Silver Screen

Lindsay Lewchuk2023 New Releases, Announcements, Garments, How-to Videos, Joy of Knitting (2023 theme) Leave a Comment

Lights, camera, action!  With On the Silver Screen, you’ll take center stage as knitters’ “ooh” and “aah” over your skillful stitches.  Beautiful cables and lace adorn the wrap tie while the Stockinette stitch body unveils surprise twisted stitches.  From the Technicolor: Movie Night collaboration theme, the design highlights the transitional period in movies when black and white film upgraded to full color.  The plot twist is finally revealed as the body of On the Silver Screen highlights the former, while the On the Set scarf boldly introduces color.  The tech edited and test knit advanced level pattern is fully written with the lace / cable section both written and charted.  The pattern includes photo tutorials, schematics, diagrams, and a how-to …