On the Set styling pic

On the Set of Technicolor Movie Night Release 5

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I can’t believe it’s November and the time for my two releases in Technicolor Movie Night.  On the Set first premiered in Technicolor Matinee but is actually knit into my new release for Movie Night, which comes out next week.  I don’t’ want to give away any secrets on that design, so I thought I’d share some behind the scenes fun from On the Set. Picking the photoshoot location my mind’s eye went back to the wedding scene in Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.  I looked all around and down a gravel road near the Watauga River was a historic church with the quintessential “old gate” in front.  The church didn’t look much like that in the …

Silvia Got Promoted by Christine Guest. Modeled by Kari Guest.

Silvia Got Promoted in Technicolor Movie Night Release 4

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Silvia, a greenhouse work Elf, displayed such ingenuity with her “Silvia of Elf” convertible cape and stylish organizational skills with her “Silvia Needs a Bag” that she was promoted from menial work Elf to greenhouse manager!  As with any promotion, Silvia knew she had to up her fashion game to match her new position of power in greenhouse management.  So, Christine Guest brings us the delightful “Silvia Got Promoted” as Technicolor: Movie Night release no 4! Just check out the fit on this fabulous jacket design! And not to overlook Silvia’s love of multifunctional, the cape can be worn with it as well! 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 …

Photo by Christine Guest. Modeled by Kari Guest.

Silvia of ELF Release 3 in Technicolor Movie Night

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Christine Guest is the most creative pattern engineer I’ve come across.  She dedicates swatch after swatch to engineering new techniques and refining old ones.  Whenever I have a sticky situation in a pattern, I know she’ll have a solution I’ve not thought of!  So it is with great excitement that I introduce Silvia of ELF, the third release in the Technicolor: Movie Night collection, to you today. If you have Technicolor: Matinee, you’ll have the pattern Silvia Needs a Bag.  But just what could Silvia need a bag for?  Buttons galore! Because she is so humble, you won’t hear the depths of her involvement from her, but I loved her process of creation for this collection.  Not only did Christine …

Meanwhile in Maine trim collage

Fixing the Trim

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If you remember Sleeve Island and Interior Finishes, I had the wrong ratio on my pick up for the cocoon collar.  Christine Guest recommended I use the trim as a ruler.  How’d that work out? PERFECTLY!!!  Not only did it work out perfectly, but it also made for a much easier to write pick up ratio 😉.  Thanks, Christine! Now to the knitty gritty 😉.  The first trial used the already knit hem to see how much I was short by bunching up the excess. The second trial unraveled more from the body to see just how much I should be using. Both tests gave the same result of how much I was short. A lot of frogging and reknitting …

Calla Lily shawl by Carol Herman Knit Equals Joy. Photo by Wild Knits Salem.

Technicolor Movie Night Release 2 Calla Lily Wrap

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The second design by Knit Equals Joy (Carol Herman) is Calla Lily Wrap.  This beautiful shawl is simply elegant with an elegant accent edge in one of our stitch patterns and simple garter for the body. What I love most is the shape – a perfect curve along a structured triangle! 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, Christine Guest of Christine Guest Designs, Sue McCain, and yours truly. Each week (starting the 17th due to a Ravelry hiccup), the price of the pattern will increase.  However, regardless of when you purchase, you’ll receive …

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

Technicolor Movie Night Premier

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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 …

Malabrigo Yarn Mora and Verano on the deck

Behind the Design with Malabrigo Yarn

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I’ve so enjoyed being part of Malabrigo’s Quickies programs these last few years. Tweedy Toppers fits into the Joy of Knitting theme because of how much fun designing (& knitting) these Quickies are! The call, the submission, checking the email for the “ya” or “nay” and then celebrating with cameramom and cameradad when the “ya” news comes in. Keeping the secret until the release is definitely a challenge! As I work on the project I frequently announce to the family room, I’m “Miss September” this year ;-). Learn more about this 2-skein design, development, and the subtle influences on Malabrigo’s interview with yours truly about Tweedy Toppers on the Malabrigo blog here: September Quickies:</a> Tweedy Toppers — Malabrigo Blog (malabrigoyarn.com)

Meanwhile in Maine porch and Submerge

Downsizing Samples for Maine

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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

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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 …