Brightwater Cowl

Brightwater

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Cowls, Men, Patterns

Fun and fresh, Brightwater sets the mood for your day whether knitting the cowl or wearing it. The vibrant streets of New York intertwine with cool mountain spring water fusing the hustle with the hush. The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written and charted directions. $6.75

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day

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Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Puddles and I will be celebrating with playtime, freshly baked scones, and lots of cuddles. What are you planning for the special ones in your life? May yours be just as sweet!

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Instagram Fun

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Apparently February is the month for social media fun so I’m joining in! First up, the wonderful powers that be at Ravelry created #yarnlovechallenge / @yarnlovechallenge – a month full of prompts, where you show your love of yarn and get to know your fellow crafters! I’d love to learn more about your love for fiber – give me a tag on Instagram if you join in this challenge too :-). Also this month I’ve gotten together with some of my favorite indie designers for an Instagram Round Robin. This is your chance to win each pattern highlighted by all us indies! The theme is Polar Bear knits – indie knits for the coldest winter nights. Interested in playing along? …

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Q&A: Organic Cotton for Winter Hats

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On IG Thethoughtfulknitter asked “p.s. how do you find using cotton for cold weather hats? I lost my hat and going to knit one.” Thanks so much for your question! Since snow is once again in the forecast, I thought this an ideal topic for this week’s blog. Organic cotton (and cotton in general) is an excellent option for cold weather knits! As important as the fiber is, however, I’ve found that the needle size, pattern, and fit play a stronger role in whether or not the fiber will keep you cozy in the coldest climes. Needle Size: the smaller the needle size with the thicker the yarn, the warmer your FO will be! The thicker yarn creates a density …

Zipline as a snood

Zipline

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Cowls, Head, Men, Patterns

Whether careening down black diamonds, shredding fresh powder on a snowboard, zipping over moguls on downhill skis, creating your own trail backcountry on cross country skis, or enjoying the fastest way down via zipline, Zipline is your go-to accessory! From sun up to sun down, this extreme winter sports inspired design keeps you covered from a snood in the early am, to a cowl when the sun shines off the white snow, to an emergency hat for one last run when the sun is setting the temperatures are going with it. The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions and a chart of the textured pattern repeat. $6.75

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Zip As You Knit (TM)

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According to Solomon, “there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9), and who’s to argue with that most wise of men? So accordingly TPTB created a “Flash of Genius” test for claiming a technique as such. The following is the story of my flash of genius that resulted in my Zip As You Knit (TM) technique. Years back I ran a test for a headband with color work. Due to the nature of cotton and the fact it doesn’t felt, I offered it as a work flat and seam design. One of the testers was substituting wool and asked if I minded if she worked in the round. Of course, I didn’t, but I was SO jealous! You all …

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k2tog by God

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Baby, Patterns

Inspired by Psalm 139:13 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” & Genesis 2:24 “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh,” “k2tog by God” diaper cover stamps the truth of God’s Word on the precious booty He just created.

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Sherlock Knits eBook Review

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One of my favorite things about the Indie Design Gift-a-long is the ability to connect with other designers and share those experiences with you all! With that focus in mind this year I’m launching a new category to the blog, where I review works by my fellow indies that have caught my eye, and where applicable, share “what makes it eco.” The first in this (e)”Book Review” series is “Sherlock Knits” by designer Joanna Johnson. Joanna merges love of literature with knitting in her Slate Falls Press publications. “Sherlock Knits” includes 10 patterns hitting up a variety of skills from color work to steeking, from lacework to texture. My favorite part of the book was in the Note section on …

Daring Details 2017 theme

Daring Details

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Happy New Year! This first Thursday of 2017 brings with it the revelation of this year’s design theme: Daring Details One to two daring details complement simple construction in each of the 2017 catalog of planned designs. Making extraordinary easy, with specific design elements, which transform common structures into WOW wearables! Keep an eye out for out for I-cords, color work, drop stitches, cables, and hidden secrets. Seize your favorite eco yarn and needles, these knitting patterns invite you to cast on, knit, conquer, and wear! Stay connected with Puddles and me along your stitching adventures in the Knit Eco Chic Ravelry group and Instagram.

Vegan Woollies Hat with Puddles

Vegan Woolies

Lindsay Lewchuk 2016 New Releases, Head, Men, Patterns

Subzero climes? No problem. The added depth of twisted rib and dense cables make this ‘wooly’ extra cozy for jaunts into the crisp outdoors. Now you can investigate the wonders of God’s creation in natural comfort. Who says vegan can’t be warm?