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Lindsay Inouye✖️Standard Knits  #standardknits 💡Knitter + pattern designer 💡Enthusiastic yarn + FO photographer 💡Original knitting patterns:

Cheers to the person whose garage door is an amazing photo backdrop, just right on the sidewalk for all who take shameless pics in public 🙌🏻🖤⠀

I’m so excited to release the pattern for the #mogsweater later this week! In the meantime I’ll be wearing it non-stop👌🏻⠀

I always do a special discounted price at the release of my self-published patterns, if you want to take advantage of that, please sign up for my mailing list (easily accessible on my site www.standardknits.com, also I’ll put a direct link in my bio 😎) ⠀

📷 @andreakbrooks 🖤⠀

#blackcatcustomyarn #handdyedyarn #sweaterweather #handknit #handmadewardrobe #slowfashion #knittersofig #knittersofinstagram #cableknitting #indiedesigner #autumn🍁 #leatherjacket #motorcyclejacket #reclaimedwood

This week I have ✨so much✨ to do before @knitcityvancouver, but first an afternoon of taking photos with @andreakbrooks 📷🖤⠀

Did you know, a serious photoshoot must begin with a leisurely café visit? These are the rules as I understand them. ☕️ ⠀

What does everyone have planned for Knit City? Your new designs, your workshops, your shopping plans?? Let me know! I have 2 new sweater designs making their debut this week, the #hanahliepullover in @byhandserial (available today!) and the #mogsweater, which will be available next week and just in time for #knitcity2018 💓⠀

#vancouver #vancouverbc #vancity #yvr #labienaimee #lemarchestgeorge #mountpleasant #fallishere #september #autumn #teatime #latteart #coffeeshots #knittingbag #knittersofinstagram #knitcityvancouver #theartofslowliving #seekthesimplicity #verilymoment #aquietstyle #momentsofmine #thehappynow #pursuepretty #knittersofig #placesyoucanknit #outdoorknitting

Just two more days until the official release of @byhandserial issue 7! This is my contribution, the #HanahliePullover. I designed this sweater using four colours of @hinterland_textiles Range (Truffle, Smoke, Honey, and Snow). These natural and amazing colours come from the un-dyed fibre of the Hinterland alpacas (mixed with 50% Rambouillet) that my pal Hanahlie, the amazing lady behind Hinterland, cares for. Maybe you can tell where I got the name idea from 😊 This pattern, as well as an interview with Hanahlie, are in the upcoming issue. And there will be copies and samples at @knitcityvancouver! See ya there? ⠀

#hinterlandyarn #sweaterweather #bhsissue7 #byhandserial #alpaca #rambouillet #slowfashion #sustainablefashion #ecofashion #ethicalfashion #knitcityvancouver #knitcity2018

Photo: Shawn Larsen ✨ ⠀
Springtime at Anarchist Summit ⠀
www.shawnlarsenmemorialfund.com ⠀

Please excuse this non-knitting related post, but I am compelled to share this beautiful image by Shawn Larsen. Shawn was a radiant and magnetic person and artist. I met her because we both went to Emily Carr, and I remember this photo well because I considered it the best piece from our grad show in 2006. Though for the past several years I only saw updates about her through Facebook, reading her memorial page hit me hard. Please take this as a sign that if you are struggling, someone somewhere—maybe who you haven't even talked to in a decade—is a huge fan of you, and cares about you so much.⠀

From her memorial page:⠀
"She lived a life of contrasts. Her intuition was to hunt for, expand on, and create pops of absurd beauty that were suffused with both tension and humour. She was driven by instinct and while her art seemed effortless, there were overlapping layers of meaning and a deep intentionality in everything she created.⠀

When people speak of Shawn, the word ‘light’ is often used. She exuded it and raised her boys to share that same quality. But, like many artists, Shawn struggled to shine that light into the darkest recesses of her own soul. Even those closest to her weren't always aware of the harsh internal landscapes in which she lived.⠀

The difficult reality is that mental illness and alcoholism can be insidiously difficult to recognize, diagnose, and treat. They respect no boundaries and can devastate even the most undeserving of souls. We can only hope that Shawn's life and death will light a path for other to find the help they need."⠀

Fittingly there has been a memorial fund set up in Shawn's honour to provide financial support to project-based work for student artists at ACAD and Emily Carr University, and as a thank-you, donors receive a print of this photo. ⠀

The website is www.shawnlarsenmemorialfund.com⠀

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Well I finally settled on a name for this sweater, it’s the original idea I had all along: the #MogSweater ! Why Mog? Since it’s knit in @blackcatcustomyarn, I named it after the black cat I grew up with 🖤🐱🖤 What can I tell you about Mog? He was large and cuddly and one of the smartest cats I’ve ever met. I will try to dig up some old photos of him because... ⠀
💓✨CATS✨💓⠀

#blackcatcustomyarn #cableknitting #sweater #sweaterweather #cableknit #cableknitsweater #sweaterpattern #knittersofig

✨🍂🍁 The original swatch I made as a test before I designed the #HanahliePullover for @byhandserial issue 7 💙 I’ll post some final photos of the sweater soon, but you can also take a peek on Ravelry! (Direct link in my stories) 💙⠀
Also I’m pretty happy to finally own a proper gauge ruler! It’s one of the great things I picked up at @espacetricot 💙⠀

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#hinterlandyarn #hinterlandrange #bhsissue7 #byhandserial #espacetricot #LYS #knittingdesign #windowlight #naturallight #alpacayarn #theartofslowliving #handmadewardrobe #slowfashion #madeincanada #sweaterweather #aseasonalshift #autumnvibes #autumnlight #fallishere

When I was thinking of designing a sweater with puffed sleeve caps, I had to do some research about the engineering of such things because I had never knit them before. Most of what I read in terms of instructions or explanations would produce a very big pouf, which wasn’t exactly what I was going for... after a couple of tests where I shortened the sleeve cap (so, shorter but wider than a regular set-in sleeve), I was so pleased with the result! The perfect subtle gather comes from shaping, seaming, and also this— a BO where you: k2tog, *k2tog, pass first st on right needle over last to BO 1 st* which creates a moderate cinch at the top of the cap and a nice, neat edge for seaming 💓

When I was asked to design a sweater for the upcoming issue of @byhandserial, I was so flattered, excited, and very sure I wanted to use @hinterland_textiles Range 😍⠀
It was many months in the making, and very fun to work with my awesome test knitters, and now I’m so excited the issue release is coming up so soon! ⠀
Will you be at @knitcityvancouver? If so you absolutely need to feel this yarn in person - 50% Alpaca, 50% Rambouillet, 💯% magical softness ✨☁️🐑 ⠀

#byhandserial #bhsissue7 #hanahliesweater #hinterlandyarn #hinterlandrange #knitcityvancouver #sleeveisland #knittersofinstagram

I’m so happy I finally finished this sweater, and got to wear it out into the world yesterday! It went to work... it went to Cactus Club... it went everywhere 😂 (also it goes without saying that the ends are not woven in yet, I like to live on the edge 🙈) ⠀
I’m having a hard time settling on a name for this one, although I do have some ideas... I knit the sweater using @blackcatcustomyarn which may end up influencing my decision 🖤🐱 ⠀
I have some very amazing test knitters working on the pattern right now, and it will be all competed and available just in time for @knitcityvancouver 🙌🏻 #mogsweater

I’ve been keeping this a secret but... I’m so excited now to let you know I have a sweater design in the upcoming issue of @byhandserial! Lookbook 7 is all about British Columbia’s South Coast and includes some very awesome people including @hinterland_textiles (✨hint hint about my pattern✨), @soveryshannon, @softsweater, @dreareneeknits, @sweaterfreakknits, @_redheadnata, @andrearangelknits, @88stitchesyarnshop, and more! ⠀

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#byhandserial #bhsissue7 #hanahliesweater #hinterlandyarn #hinterlandrange #alpaca #knittersofinstagram #sweaterweather #knitallthethings #handmadewardrobe #instaknit #yarnstagram #yarnlove #knittingdesign #knittersofig #handmadelife #makingcommunities #ourmakerlife #staycozy #sweaterseason #fallishere #standardknits

🌧 Rainy day sweater pileup 🌧 ⠀
Roll call: who is attending Knit City this year? I had the best time last year meeting so many knitters in person, and I can’t wait for the end of the month! 💫 ⠀
I am also so excited (understatement!) to debut this sweater pattern, knit in @blackcatcustomyarn, which is going to be ready just in time for #sweaterweather (and I’m having heart palpitations imagining how it will pair with my black leather jacket) 🖤😎⠀

#knittersofinstagram #knittersofig #handdyedyarn #sockyarn #sweaterknitting #handknit #handmadewardrobe #slowfashion #theartofslowliving #blackcatcustomyarn #windowlight #depthobsessed #aseasonalshift #autumnvibes #autumnmood #autumniscoming #moodygrams

In my opinion the rose gold version is PRIME wrist ruler 💫✨📏 It was my # 1 priority purchase at @espacetricot ❤️⠀
In other news I’m holding a skein of @cosyposyyarnco in the colourway I Smell Snow which I will soon swatch (and document extensively obvs) 💙 ⠀
Speaking of snow, yesterday and today are the first almost-like-fall days in Vancouver (I’m getting WAY ahead of myself ❄️😂) but it feels like the start of ✨🎶 #themostwonderfultimeoftheyear 🎶✨ ⠀


#ourmakerlife #handmadeforever #makersmovement #modernknitting #lys #espacetricot #knittingaccessories #naturallightphotography #naturallighting #depthobsessed #windowlight #fujifilmx100f #wristruler #cosyposyyarnco #handdyedyarn #colourcrush #rosegold #colourinspo #colourpalette #colourlove #rosegoldeverything #ilvhndls #yarnaholic #yarnlover #yarnspirations #indiedyedyarn #indieyarndyer #smallbatch

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