2018 lake breeze shoot

Lake Breeze Tank

Lindsay Lewchuk 2018 New Releases, Garments, Patterns

Inspired by the mesmerizing patterns formed by soft breezes blowing the water’s surface, Lake Breeze Tank accentuates your curves, flattering your feminine form. From the hem up, diagonal lines converge inward at your natural waist and diverge out to create a beautiful line up your shoulders. The unique stepped neckline draws the eye towards your face. Fun to knit and wear, make Lake Breeze Tank your choice for an enjoyable day on the water or lunch out with friends.

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Eco Elements Lake Breeze Tank

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Popping back into the 3 R’s eco element and staying with the learning eco element, I’m thrilled to re-introduce you to Lake Breeze Tank. Not just refreshed, the pattern was striped back to a blank page and started from scratch – new grading, new writing style, new sizes, new text, and expanded info for substituting yarn. The elements that remained – the overall design aesthetic, the charted and written detailed decreases and increases, and the original yarn.

CEY Mika swatches

Yarn Review Classic Elite Yarns Mika

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Joining rank with Sprout and Seedling, Classic Elite Yarns introduced Mika in January 2017. This sport weight sister to Sprout and Seedling embodies the same lofty nubby texture. Unfortunately, this review changed from I love it and am planning many a summer tank with Mika, to farewell Classic Elite Yarns ☹.

Boscage edge fern edge close up

Eco Elements Boscage

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From continuing education to exploration and innovation, finding the most efficient and effective uses of natural resources is a great way to stay eco!! Not to mention, learning keeps you young… and apparently it also helps stave off Alzheimers ?. As we enter into this stage of learning, I’ve got lots of yarn reviews lined up with fun pattern releases and a forayer into the grading class I took. First up, though, let’s look at back at the eco elements involved in last week’s Boscage release.

pile of swatches

Shibui Knits Fern Yarn Review

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The drape of this cotton grows more airy with each needle size. Ideal for summer knitting, especially items that are intended to hang loosely from the body. Knitting a variety of knit and purl combinations in the swatches, when it came time to designing I jumped in with lace, cables, and a fun self-edging… the yarn held up to it all!

Tranquil River showing the illusion

Tranquil River

Lindsay Lewchuk 2018 New Releases, Eco Elements, Patterns, Puddles, Shawls

Float down Tranquil River with ease of stitches knit into a light and airy summer shawl. Sun streams through the opaque illusion revealing the inspiration of melting ice cap rivers. Enhance an evening out in Tranquil River with extra color, sparkle, and glam by including optional beads on the fringe.