Still shot of the invisible hem top down trick

Invisible Hem for Top Down Knitting

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Fiber Focus, How-Tos, Pattern Related, Puddles, Q&A 2 Comments

Several years ago, I published a how-to hem-as-you-go for bottom up knitting. Those were the days when I never thought I’d ever try top down knitting (hehe, as my nephew says) “in all my life!” But then I was challenged and not wanting to back down, dove into top down knitting. I “mildly” enjoyed it, saw the benefits, and decided, yes, top down knitting is something I would like to investigate further.

The only problem, none of my bag of tricks were applicable!

Fireside Knits with Puddles

Fireside Knits

Lindsay Lewchuk 2019 New Releases, Cowls, Fall, How-Tos, Patterns, Shrug

Cozy up by the fire with your knitting! Rhythmic stitches playfully dance to the sparks and tune of the crackling fire in Fireside Knits. As a bonus, this long design also serves as a cozy blanket while you knit. Once complete, fear no winter weather because in Fireside Knits you’re free to romp and roam in the deepest snow. For a fashion-forward look, wear it as a cowl. When the winter winds whip, the built-in cowl converts to an ear protecting head covering.

Fireside Knits with Puddles by the fire

Stitch in Focus Alternating Cable Cast On

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Fiber Focus, How-Tos, Pattern Related, Puddles, Q&A, Stitch in Focus 3 Comments

The Alternating Cable Cast On is a great cast on option anytime you have a rib, twisted rib, broken rib, or broken twisted rib stitch pattern touching the cast on. It creates a flawless edge for these stitches! Check out the video below for a demonstration as seen in Fireside Knits. As an added bonus (starting at 4min), the how-to includes some tips on working the cuff in Fireside Knits. Puddles, of course, makes several appearances from his second favorite spot. His favorite being standing in front of the fire ;-).

Organic Lux perfect for snow

Organic Lux

Lindsay Lewchuk 2019 New Releases, Fall, Fiber Focus, How-to Videos, Patterns, Puddles, Scarves

Organic Lux, a seemingly apparent contradiction, invites you in for a closer look. Stitch texture, a knitting delight, mingles with an all-encompassing fluidity of colour. Zoom in close to discover three distinctive stitch patterns. Take a wide-angled look to uncover the scrolling design inspired by our local mountainous landscape.