Alternating Paths Sweater with Puddles

Alternating Paths

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Garments, Patterns

Whether it’s concrete sidewalks or rustic trails that beckon you outdoors, grab your Alternating Paths sweater and hit the road enjoying fresh air and quality time with your family and friends, both human and furry. Your cheeks may be rosy when you arrive at your destination, but you’ll be warm and toasty, and looking great in your beautiful handknit sweater. Construction Notes: Completely Seamless! The bottom hem is worked in 2 pieces, allowing customization for a longer back than front or tunic length sweater. Then the body is worked in the round to the under arms. The upper back and chest are worked flat to the shoulders, which are joined using the three needle bind off method. (Alternatively, bound off …

Swatchers Cowl photo

Swatchers Cowl

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Cowls, Men, Patterns

Do you dread swatching? What about the agony of swatching in the round? Pure waste of precious knitting time, right? Not with this design! With the aim of upcycling, I designed this cowl from the prerequisite in the round swatch of an upcoming sweater design. The large section of St st and Design Pattern enable accurate gauge gathering, while the unique tie transforms the swatch in the round to a unique wearable cowl! With transformative design, swatching need no longer be a drudgery, but rather a reason to exclaim “happy knitting”! The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions and a chart. $6.50 Finished Measurements:24”/ 61cm around by 8”/ 20.5cm tall. Width is adjustable with I-cord tie up …

Thermal Lift worn long

Thermal Lift

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Cowls, Men, Patterns

Soar on the wings of an eagle! As I watched the eagles soar in the vast expanse between the two mountain peaks outside my window, I reflected on Isaiah 40. Using cables and color work, Thermal Lift cowl mirrors the subtle “V” of an extended eagle’s wings while it ascends thermal lifts. The solid background accents the elegant grace of an eagle in flight. Isaiah 40:31 Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions and charts. $6.50 Finished Measurements:60”/ 152.5cm around by 9” / 23cm …

Eastern Continental Divide Long Cowl

Eastern Continental Divide

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Cowls, Men, Patterns

Twisting along the Appalachian Trail and passing not far from my home, the invisible line known as the Eastern Continental Divide diverts waters on the East to the Atlantic Ocean and on the West to the Gulf of Mexico. Eastern Continental Divide cowl mimics the incredible path a single drop of water travels upon falling either on the right or the left of the apex. Everything about this design is local – cotton grown and kettle dyed with eco dyes in Virginia, yarn purchased at my LYS in Black Mountain, NC, inspired by the Eastern Continental Divide and knit in my home close by it. To complete the local lovin’, the photo shoot took place just off the Blue Ridge …

Deep Waters Beret with Puddles

Deep Waters Beret

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Head, Men, Patterns, Puddles

When yarn gives you leftovers, make a beret! Dive deep through the currents with this warm weather upcycled hat design. The bamboo blend helps regulate your temperature, while the lace provides fresh air for your little grey cells beneath. It’s a non-pi nonagon! The 9 equal sections become accentuation points at the outer limits of the beret giving it a 3D effect. This spin on the old standard round beret adds styling, structure, and visual interest. The tech edited and test knit pattern is written and charted and includes a blocking schematic. $6.50 Finished Measurements:Stretches to fit: 19”/ 48cm (20”/ 51cm, 21”/ 53.5cm, 22”/ 56cm) head. Head band size includes 3”/ 7.5cm negative ease to head size. Finished Beret Top …

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 …

Seine Cuffs

Seine Cuffs

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Cuffs, How-to Videos, Patterns

Paris is calling! I designed these cuffs to conquer grafting fears before moving onto the Seine Cowl. Knit in just an hour, Seine Cuffs make the perfect gift-able knit, for old and young alike. Wear individually on one wrist or multiples in a row, mix and match drop cuffs with non-drop cuffs for a custom look all your own. 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 Seine Cowl & Seine Cuffs! $6.75 Finished Measurements:Length: Small (Large): 6.5”/ 16.5cm (8”/ 20.5cm).Width Drops Small (Large): 3”/ 7.5cm (3.25”/ 8cm).Width Non-Drops Small (Large): 2.5”/ 6.5cm (2.75”/ 7cm). Materials:11 (15)g/ 0.4 (0.5)oz of …

Twisted Upcycle

Twisted Upcycle

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Cowls, Patterns

Upcycle your scrap yarn into a chunky twisted stitch moebius! Great for gradient, solids, and multi-colored scraps. I stash busted the 6 partial skein leftovers from Color Flow Sweater. What gems will you find when you dive into your stash? This easy level tech edited pattern includes written directions for the cowl using 3 different weights of yarn – bulky, worsted, and dk. $6.50 Finished Measurements:28”/ 71cm circumference by 10”/ 25.5cm tall. Materials: 214 yds/ 196m bulky weight eco yarn US 6/ 4mm circs 430 yds/ 393m worsted weight eco yarn US 5/ 3.75mm circs 514 yds/ 470m DK weight eco yarn US 2/ 2.75mm circs 1 markerYarn needle Gauge: Bulky: 20 sts and 26 rows over 4″/ 10 cm …

Color Flow Sweater

Color Flow

Lindsay Lewchuk Garments, Patterns

Easy knit and curvy fit for those cold fun days in the sun. The Unique Sheep’s gradient eco yarn provides the punch in this striking top down yoke sweater. For a glimpse of wow and inspiration to knit, view the blog “Waiting on the Weatherman, Mountain Top Secrets.” Suggested skills for this easy level pattern include knit, purl, knit through the back loop, knit in the rnd, increase, decrease, and short rows. The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions, a yarn color changing guide, and a schematic. Note: if substituting a variety of solid colored yarns, the pattern creates a striping effect of differing, but flattering widths. $8.25 Finished Measurements:Bust: 32”/ 81cm (33.75”/ 86cm, 36”/ 91.5cm, 37.75”/ …