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A busier stay-cation we’ve never seen: from an all out ball with the nephews during their “designed by moi” Christmas present scavenger hunt, which just so happened to take place outdoors in 16 degrees… FAHRENHEIT, on a dusting of fresh snow Christmas morning to Puddles running off to the puppy emergency vet the next morning! Fear not, he’s on the mend and my Great Dane momma’s heart is utterly relieved. My nephews (and sister and brother-in-law) stay through the end of the year. But as the annum of Daring Details draws to a close, I invite you to look back at the 18 patterns that comprised this year’s theme and the daring details they brought to the wonderful world of …

Woodsong timeline

The Winding Road to Woodsong Camber

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It’s a behind the scenes timeline look back at my design process. I shorted it to highlight the important stages, but it is as long as was the roller coaster adventure behind the design. Enjoy! 2014Be careful of the working titles you pick! When I began “Camber” in June 2014 I had no idea the ominous effect naming a design “camber” would entail. Inspired by a design call from Twist Collective, I sketched and swatched the idea for a fitted sweater with traveling cables into life. In retrospect, a blessing, but at the time disappointing, Twist rejected my submission so I moved on to stage 2 – self-publish. Cascade Yarns (thank you!) took a gamble on this “unknown” designer with …

Woodsong camber front

Woodsong Camber

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Garments, Patterns

Textured trails beckon your stitches to amble around your curves in Woodsong Camber. Wander through the woods to an unexpected cutback branching onto a mountain trail reflective of the diagonal perpendicular design element. Woodsong Camber – a frequent choice for crisp Fall days on the trails when colorful leaves glisten in the sun or for long awaited snowy weather romps with loved ones. The tech edited and test knit intermediate + level pattern is fully written with the pattern repeats charted. The transition between the lower detail and upper detail is charted row by row by individual size. The pattern also comes with a cheat sheet for each size. A blocking schematic rounds out the pattern aids. $9.25

Knit Eco Chic patterns now available on loveknitting

Loveknitting

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, How-Tos, Pattern Related, Q&A

Knit Eco Chic patterns are now on Loveknitting.com! Loveknitting.com, is a subsidiary of LoveCrafts, “a global community for makers everywhere.” Operating much like an LYS, you can purchase patterns, yarn, and notions from their site and have them delivered to you worldwide. Additionally, like your favorite LYS, you can find advice and interact with other crafters by uploading your own completed projects! How to find your next Knit Eco Chic design on loveknitting:1. Go to www.loveknitting.com It should automatically redirect to the specific country site based on your location… in my case, that’s the US 2. Type “Knit Eco Chic” (works with and without spaces) into the search box (upper right hand corner) Et voila! On the right hand side, …

Birdies Yarn Bulky Organic Cotton in Koi

Birdies Knits Bulky Weight Yarn Review

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A surprise snow this morning became the perfect backdrop for a still shot of “Snow Gazer” after wearing it nigh an hour of hiking through the snow with Puddles. I’m a bulky weight yarn convert! With bulky yarn and “large” needles, I knit a cowl in just a couple of knitting sessions and the headband in just a few hours!! The amazing colors in today’s yarn review are hand dyed by BirdieKnits, a woman with an incredible eye for color and a customer focused business sense. Gauge Summary I swatched out on three “huge” needles – US 8, US 9, and US 10 – and to my surprise and delight, all three were rather shift stable changing less than 10% …

Snow Gazer front

Snow Gazer

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Cowls, Patterns

When your exhale turns white as it escapes your lips, the sign foretells of frosty climes and the time to don your Snow Gazer cowl. With a radar like shape reaching straight to your heart, your whole neck and chest stay comfy cozy. The unique detail in back adds structure to keep the cowl standing up tall. Knitting with bulky yarn completes this design before the first snowflakes cumulate upon the ground outside your window. The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written. Suggested skills: working in the round, knit, purl, increase, decrease, short rows. $6.75 Finished Measurements:22”/ 56cm around by 7”/ 18cm deep in back and 11”/ 28cm deep in front. Materials:1 skein Birdies Knits speckled hand …

Snow Gazer Headband side view

Snow Gazer Headband

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Head, Patterns

Snow Gazer cowl cuddles your neck and chest, but what about when your ears scream “FREEZING”? Bundle up with your bulky weight yarn in front of the fire to whip out the complimentary Snow Gazer Headband design. By the time the sun sits low on the horizon, you’ll be set with cowl and headband complete, ready to watch the falling snow from along the trails. The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written with the repeat charted. Suggested skills: working in the round, knit, purl, increase, decrease. $6.50 Sizes:Small (Medium, Large, X-Large) to fit head sizes 19”/ 48.5cm (20”/ 51cm, 21”/ 53.5cm, 22”/ 56cm) with 2”/ 5cm negative ease by 3”/ 7.5cm wide. Materials:50yds/ 46m bulky weight eco …

2018 is just around the corner

Around the Corner

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2018 is just around the corner! As I finish preparations for next year’s theme and hone the “en masse” potential design ideas down to the actual design goals, I have 3 questions for you, my loyal followers, to help steer me in a direction you’re excited to travel too!! If you don’t want to respond below, feel free to PM me your answers privately on Ravelry! Note: for the first two questions, if you’ve not cast on that particular design, your feedback is still valuable! 1. What is your favorite release of 2017, thus far, and why? 2. What is your least favorite release of 2017, thus far, and why? I’ve got my big girl panties on… being honest here …

Mora Cast On

Luxury in Fiber

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Luxury yarn deserves pie, especially when knitting on Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving… Puddles and I are so thankful for each one of you! A luxury fiber like none other! Are you ready to have your fingers and FOs spoiled? Then this is the yarn for you! Brass TacksMora yarn infoWeight: Fingering Texture: Plied Yardage/Meters: 225 yards (205 m) Skein weight: 50grs Gauge: 28-30 sts = 4 inches Recommended needle size: US 1-2 or 2.25-2.75 mm Recommended hook size: US B-1 to D3 or 2,25-3,25 mm Content: Pure Mulberry Silk Cares: Hand wash, cold water. Dry flat.From the Malabrigo website. My Gauge Results Mora worked well on a variety of needle sizes! For the particular pattern I designed for the Malabrigo Quickies …