Alternating Paths Sweater with Puddles

Alternating Paths

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Garments, Patterns

Whether it’s concrete sidewalks or rustic trails that beckon you outdoors, grab your Alternating Paths sweater and hit the road enjoying fresh air and quality time with your family and friends, both human and furry. Your cheeks may be rosy when you arrive at your destination, but you’ll be warm and toasty, and looking great in your beautiful handknit sweater. Construction Notes: Completely Seamless! The bottom hem is worked in 2 pieces, allowing customization for a longer back than front or tunic length sweater. Then the body is worked in the round to the under arms. The upper back and chest are worked flat to the shoulders, which are joined using the three needle bind off method. (Alternatively, bound off …

Swatchers Cowl photo

Swatchers Cowl

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Cowls, Men, Patterns

Do you dread swatching? What about the agony of swatching in the round? Pure waste of precious knitting time, right? Not with this design! With the aim of upcycling, I designed this cowl from the prerequisite in the round swatch of an upcoming sweater design. The large section of St st and Design Pattern enable accurate gauge gathering, while the unique tie transforms the swatch in the round to a unique wearable cowl! With transformative design, swatching need no longer be a drudgery, but rather a reason to exclaim “happy knitting”! The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions and a chart. $6.50 Finished Measurements:24”/ 61cm around by 8”/ 20.5cm tall. Width is adjustable with I-cord tie up …

Thermal Lift worn long

Thermal Lift

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Cowls, Men, Patterns

Soar on the wings of an eagle! As I watched the eagles soar in the vast expanse between the two mountain peaks outside my window, I reflected on Isaiah 40. Using cables and color work, Thermal Lift cowl mirrors the subtle “V” of an extended eagle’s wings while it ascends thermal lifts. The solid background accents the elegant grace of an eagle in flight. Isaiah 40:31 Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions and charts. $6.50 Finished Measurements:60”/ 152.5cm around by 9” / 23cm …

Eastern Continental Divide Long Cowl

Eastern Continental Divide

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Cowls, Men, Patterns

Twisting along the Appalachian Trail and passing not far from my home, the invisible line known as the Eastern Continental Divide diverts waters on the East to the Atlantic Ocean and on the West to the Gulf of Mexico. Eastern Continental Divide cowl mimics the incredible path a single drop of water travels upon falling either on the right or the left of the apex. Everything about this design is local – cotton grown and kettle dyed with eco dyes in Virginia, yarn purchased at my LYS in Black Mountain, NC, inspired by the Eastern Continental Divide and knit in my home close by it. To complete the local lovin’, the photo shoot took place just off the Blue Ridge …

Deep Waters Beret with Puddles

Deep Waters Beret

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Head, Men, Patterns, Puddles

When yarn gives you leftovers, make a beret! Dive deep through the currents with this warm weather upcycled hat design. The bamboo blend helps regulate your temperature, while the lace provides fresh air for your little grey cells beneath. It’s a non-pi nonagon! The 9 equal sections become accentuation points at the outer limits of the beret giving it a 3D effect. This spin on the old standard round beret adds styling, structure, and visual interest. The tech edited and test knit pattern is written and charted and includes a blocking schematic. $6.50 Finished Measurements:Stretches to fit: 19”/ 48cm (20”/ 51cm, 21”/ 53.5cm, 22”/ 56cm) head. Head band size includes 3”/ 7.5cm negative ease to head size. Finished Beret Top …

Coastal Reflection front

Coastal Reflection

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Garments, Patterns

Coastal Reflection, a transatlantic collaboration, unites yarn and pattern from two indies who are becoming fast friends. As tides recede from the shores of England, gentle waves appear on the banks of North Carolina. Whether launching a yacht or walking along the shore, cast away with Coastal Reflection to your favorite destination. The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions, charts of the Stitch Detail, the Stitch Detail written, a Stitch Detail and shaping cheat sheet, and blocking schematic. $8.25 Finished Measurements:Blocked Bust: 32”/ 81.5cm (34.25”/ 87cm, 35.75”/ 90.5cm, 37.75”/ 96cm, 40”/ 101.5cm, 42.25”/ 107cm, 43.75”/ 111cm, 45.75”/ 116.5cm)Total Length: 21”/ 53.5cm (21.25”/ 54cm, 22”/ 55.5cm, 22”/ 56cm, 22.5”/ 57.5cm, 23”/ 58.5cm, 24”/ 60.5cm, 24”/ 60.5cm) Materials:Sleeved – …

Oceanic Shawl

Oceanic

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, How-to Videos, Oceanic MKAL, Patterns, Shawls

Rising from the depths of the ocean, oxygen air bubbles bloom bursting forth to the surface. Oceanic lets you feel the gentle breezes like soft waves caressing your skin. Rich with the colors of deep waters, this shawl makes a beautiful accessory for any unique occasion. Inspired by TheUniqueSheep’s organic cotton and bamboo fingering yarn, their “Deep Waters” colorway, World Ocean Day, and this image from Lagoon Shallows photo shoot, the design dives into the depths of ocean currents through color and texture. The tech edited easy level pattern creates a rectangular shaped shawl. The pattern is fully written & fully charted with a color change cheat sheet and stitch how-to demos too. Suggested skills: Cast On, Bind Off, Knit, …

Beltway

Beltway

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Cowls, Patterns

Knitting through the seasons: summer calls for easy and portable. With Beltway cowl, start and stop at your leisure. Don’t be afraid of losing your place when the kiddos bulldoze your quiet time or an unexpected ring beckons an impromptu girls’ day out. Single loop, pinned like a tie, doubled over for extra texture, pulled through a figure eight (creating a feminine styled bow), or other imaginative techniques makes the Beltway cowl a must knit, huge hit! The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions, charts, and a schematic. $6.50 Finished Measurements:Cowl: 6”/ 15cm wide by 56”/ 142cm circumference. Strap: 3”/ 7.5cm wide by 10”/ 25.5cm long. Materials:390yds/ 357m fingering weight eco yarnUS 3/ 3.25mm circular needles1 markerYarn …

Cowgirl Chic

Cowgirl Chic

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Patterns, Scarves, Shawls

Cowgirls get ready to round up those stitches! Worked from the outside in, this design corrals stitches into a fun shawl/ scarf design. So kick off those boots, grab your favorite DK weight yarn, and wrangle some stitchin’ fun. The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions, a work flow schematic, and a chart. $6.50 Finished Measurements:Length along outer edge: 43”/ 109cm. Length along inner edge: 31”/ 79cm. Depth (with picots) 9.25”/ 23.5cm. Materials:495 yds/ 453 m DK weight yarn – see noteUS 6/ 4mm circular needles (to accommodate many stitches; piece is worked flat)1 stitch markerYarn needle Samples: Pink sample used 2 skeins of Araucania Ruca Multy     Color: 13 Red, Sky, Beige; 100% sugar cane from …

Seine Cowl

Seine Cowl

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Cowls, How-to Videos, Patterns

Finish your chic ensemble in this Springtime in Paris inspired cowl as you float down the Seine River towards a romantic rendezvous at a French cafe. Drop stitches and wavy cables flow continuously with the movement of the river. Fresh croissants and cafe au lait won’t be the only tempting treats warming your heart. The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions, charts, and a You Tube video for both the long drop and the short non-drop versions.Pattern includes both the cowl & the cuffs! $6.75 Finished Measurements:Note: Small loop is without drops and large loop is with drops. Small Loop: 20”/ 51cm long by 8.5”/ 21.5cm wide. Large Loop: 43”/ 109cm long by 11”/ 28cm wide. Materials:2 …