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Catching Up

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A few weeks back I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Antionette of Hookin & Stitchin Island Style (https://www.youtube.com/@HOOKINSTITCHINISLANDSTYLE).  The premiere is today!  If you’re available, join the chat at 1pm EST!  Antionette and I will both be on to answer your questions. Looking forward to seeing you!  If you missed the premiere, don’t worry, the link will remain live for replay. Happy knitting! The deer pic for the blog is because Antionette lives on Deer Island ;-).

Meanwhile in Maine collage hawk and schematic

Schematics and Settling In

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Drilling down the math and crafting the schematics.  This cocoon style sweater posed some schematic design decisions.  Do I show it open or closed.  With sleeves, with 1 sleeve, or as a vest?  And how to show that huge fold over collar?? A trend lately has been to use letters on the schematics and keep the numbers in a table.  I explored this method a few years back, but after some input from industry professionals, kept the standard numbers on the sketch method.  I’m not sure how I’ll place the numbers yet.  Which do you prefer? Meanwhile in Maine Update It is with great joy and excitement that I share this cross-post blog with you.  As 26th anniversary of the …

Farewell NC

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T-3 days and camera mom and I will head up to our new home in Maine, where camera dad awaits our arrival! Squee with me!!! And prayers are very much appreciated to. Business Effects – I’ll been offline until the computers are moved, which may not be until camera dad’s next uHaul haul, but I’m hoping it won’t be too long. I may (or may not) have cell service up there so may (or may not) be available via email. But that’s the best chance of catching me. Ya, a lot of the technology is still unknown, sorry about that. Remember to enjoy 25% off all my self-published patterns until March 20th on Payhip and Ravelry! Code: NC2ME Payhip – …

Applied I-cord tutorial; pattern style rs

Stitch in Focus: Applied I-cord

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Burnsville Shawl (in Downtown Burnsville) includes yarn overs to make applying the I-cord edge easier and neater.  But it also creates a bit more fabric that needs to be hidden inside the I-cord.  As a result, the pattern gives a specific method for working an applied I-cord, which is a bit different than normal.  Let’s zoom in for a closer look! (For a video tutorial of the pattern method, check out the IG reel here.) Check out these 2 applied I-cord methods. The first is a standard K2, s1, pick up and knit 1, psso, s3b The second is the method used in the first release of 2024, Burnsville Shawl. s1, (pick up and knit through the shawl yo, psos, …

The Tutorial That Never Was Photo Gallery

The Tutorial That Never Was

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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 …

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 …

camera mom in Air Bender

Knitworthy dips and bobbles

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Part of the Joy of Knitting this year is knitting for others.  When it comes to the knitworthy, my list is long, but there is one name at the top of it, camera mom!  Who’s on your knitworthy list? As soon as camera mom saw this yarn in late April, she claimed it!  So, naturally it became her Mother’s Day present.  Because I’m not THAT fast a knitter, I worked on it over last summer, and we shot it just before the final blossoms disappeared.  The funniest bit was upon arriving back home, she promptly placed it in her closet!  Something I have loved teasing her about these days leading up to Mother’s Day.  Hmmm, perhaps I should snag it …

Sneak peek at the Autumn Come chart created in Stitch Mastery

Extra extra read all about it

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I had the honor of being interviewed about my design process by one of the software tools I use to create my designs! Head over to Stitch Mastery to read the inside scoop: URL – https://stitchmastery.com/interview-series-40-lindsay-lewchuk/ Of course, I couldn’t talk about designing without GDCSJ, Puddles

Calla Lily Wrap by Carol Herman. Photo by Avi C. Dascaloff

Calla Lily Wrap

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The next release in the Technicolor: Matinee eBook is Calla Lily Wrap by Carol Herman (aka Knit Equals Joy). I love Carol’s blending of highly textured sections with easy sections. Curiously enough we both picked the same pattern from the 4 to use and were both inspired by Katherine Hepburn! 1. Which came first, the movie or the design?  The design came first, based on the stitches our group of designers selected.  My original hope had been to come up with a colorwork design, but our choice of stitches ruled that out.  Once the design became concrete, it led me to think of Bringing Up Baby and other madcap romance/comedies of the 1930’s and ‘40’s. 2. Is your design something …