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Lindsay’s Invisible Short Rows

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Brioche, Hems and Ends, How-Tos, Pattern Related, Stitch in Focus, Terran MKAL Leave a Comment

One of the things I love most about brioche knitting is the reversible nature of the stitch. When it came to short rows, though, the techniques I could find all “displayed” the short rows in varying degrees of glaring announcements “there is a short row here!” I knew they had to be a way to make it completely invisible.

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Proportional Design

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To the bat cave, batman!  The next step is to take the data mined from swatching and plug it into excel and illustrator.  One of the design elements that is very important to the brand of “Knit Eco Chic” is proportional design elements.  So, I sketch out the Medium first (since that’s my base size) and then the small and large.  I use a 10% scale and then do a locked ratio size increase to blow it up (or rather, I just zoom in, but that’s not so easy for you all to do reading this). For this design it’s the back center panel that is the main design element. Analyzing the sketch – 2 things pop out.  I’ll have …

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Meanwhile in Maine…

Lindsay Lewchuk eco world, Hems and Ends, Meanwhile in Maine, Pattern Related 4 Comments

A site photo from the ground clearing company was sent to me this week and I was so excited to see where my future first nest is going! It made me reflect upon the joy of the process and not just the end result so I decided to try something a little different with my next design. Puddles and I invite you to join along in the process of designing a sweater worthy of Maine’s forecasted winters!