shocked Puddles

Puddles taking stock

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Pattern Related, Puddles 2 Comments

I shocked Puddles this morning when I informed him that it was indeed half way through 2016! We are getting closer to the colder weather and neither of us can await its arrival. Since it’s too hot outside to play, it’s a great day to review the last 6 months here at Knit Eco Chic. The year started off with a bang and the theme of “Texture”! The Knit Eco Chic group on Ravelry rocked out some fun test knits and one linen inspired knit-a-long! With the website debacle and relaunch came the release of Knit Eco Chic’s 3rd logo. I do believe this one is the keeper, despite how much I enjoy graphic design, as it embodies both my …

The Voyages of Vivian

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Do you remember Talitha Kuomi from the Indie Design Gift-a-long? She’s just published her first independent knitting book, “The Voyages of Vivian,” and gave me a sneak peek! Traveling the world with Vivian through the pages of the book, I was enthralled with the pictures, knitting designs, and story. So I asked if she’d grace us with an interview during her virtual release tour. And she said “yes”… so please join me in welcoming, Tal! As a seasoned designer with over 150 publications, what inspired you to branch out into book publishing? I love to tell a story, and so to be allowed to put together a collection of patterns that help to farther a story is right up my …

Oceanic Shawl


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, …

Bicerin family shot attempt 1

Cocoa, Coffee, and Outtakes

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Pattern Related, Puddles, Recipes 6 Comments

What do you get when you mix organic cocoa, espresso coffee, sunrise, supportive parents, Puddles, and a new shawl design? A lot of hilarious photo shot outtakes! Enjoy this glimpse into my family life 🙂 Pour carefully, but wait, isn’t the shawl supposed to be visible? Despite the accomplishment at pouring on camera, I noticed later that the foam died before the first photo was taken; ergo, a quick indoor re-shoot of the drink/ shawl combo. Synchronized drinking… now this is an Olympic sport! Love the concept, but the execution needs work… the upper shawl is wrong side facing & both need a little tension help Puddles patiently waiting for his turn in front of the camera… with a stick, …

many gummies

Tummy Soothing Gummies

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My mom, the Celiac, recently had to go dairy free too. In an effort to provide her with a post dinner treat that would sooth her stomach like chocolate used to, I developed this recipe. The ginger is VERY strong… but delicious and addictive! Ingredients:1/2 cup freshly squeezed organic lemon juice1/6 cup organic ginger juice1/3 cup raw honey3 Tablespoons non-GMO gelatin or vegan substitute (such as agar agar) Tools:Measuring cupTablespoon measureWhiskNon-BPA silicon gummy bear molds Helpful hints:1. Easily measure 1/6 cup by filling a 1 cup measuring cup with the lemon juice to the 1/2 line, then add the ginger juice until the level measures 2/3 cup.2. I find it the gelatin whisks in without clumping when the liquid is …

stacked eco

New Site, New Logo

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The blinking type line that currently taunts this still unwritten blog post fittingly parodies the arduous struggle that was the 2016 logo redesign. Despite the challenge, the redesign was something I knew was important. When I started working with Butterscotch Press (aka the best business coach for creatives EVER!) with the goal of making my business sustainable and supportable, I entered eyes wide open knowing monumental changes were on the horizon. After analyzing so many aspects of my business, from the designs, to the presentation, to the writing, the eyes of Yoda (aka Polly at Butterscotch Press) fell upon my logo. The analysis and prognosis, though extremely hard to accept, was definite. It had to go. The little icon I …



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 …

Twisted Upcycle

Back in the Saddle Again

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in keeping with last week’s 50th release naming theme…Or “Making Lemonade out of Lemons” At the end of 2015, I began consulting with Polly, aka Butterscotch Press. We chatted about giving the website a refresh for 2016 and I was all for it. We also chatted about refreshing the logo, but that is a tale all its own! I loaded in a fabulous wordpress theme that, in laymen’s terms, would make my site less bulky, load faster, and be more social media friendly. Expecting a step learning curve, I jumped right in hoping to only have the site “down” for a week or two. Until… The Lemon, February to the end of March: to my dismay, my host contacted me …

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 …