Knitting Nuances

A 2015 – 2018 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

This Porthole Eyelet Stands Up to Blocking

It started with turning decreases into decorative elements.  I love to add texture to knitting. The most common way I do this is with the Showy Decrease. The Showy Decrease … Continue reading

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Knotted K2Tog Bind Off

I needed a decorative edge for a design of a Showy Garter crescent shawl. While garter stitch doesn’t roll, the edges can be a bit drab. In the process of … Continue reading

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Get Sneak Peeks on Instagram

What can I do so this blog is the most helpful for you? It’s a question I have and continue to ponder. This is especially true right now as I … Continue reading

October 25, 2018 · 6 Comments

Marlette Lake Mittens Inspired by Fall

This is the perfect time of year to knit mittens.  There’s a crispness to the air that let’s us know summer is well and truly over. For those of us … Continue reading

October 18, 2018 · 4 Comments

BYO Chimney Holiday Stocking

The Knitting Bricks Scarf was an introduction for this fun project. This time, we are really getting into the brick spirit by adding some mortar to hold our bricks together. … Continue reading

October 16, 2018 · 6 Comments

Garden Shawl a Vogue Knitting Finalist!

I just returned from San Francisco, where I spent the weekend at Vogue Knitting Live.  I was there to take some classes, look for some hand-dyed yarn for future projects and, … Continue reading

September 24, 2018 · 17 Comments

Knitting Bricks

Here’s another Showy Garter pattern I’ve been looking forward to sharing with you.  It’s the first of a series of holiday gift knitting ideas I’ll be posting in the next … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · 5 Comments

Smart-Baby Blanket for the Future Genius in Your Family

I really enjoy working in a yarn shop again. It’s hard to call it work. My role is really to just teach and chat about knitting. Not a bad gig … Continue reading

September 14, 2018 · 2 Comments

Duille Poncho Adds Texture … Everywhere

It’s time to try out that Porthole Eyelet.  Here’s a hint, generally when I announce a new technique, I like to give you an example of how to use it.  … Continue reading

September 11, 2018 · 8 Comments

Falling in Love with Oregon on my Vogue Knitting Retreat

There is no one more surprised than me that I’ve never been on a knitting retreat. It just never seemed to work out, the timing was never quite right or … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · 6 Comments

Design Along, The Sleeves

Design Along Post 5 Design progress and knitting progress move ahead at different rates. One hopes the design process leads the knitting but I’ve been known to knit without really … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · 13 Comments

Ready, Set, Swatch

Design Along Post 4 Who’s ready to get their hands dirty …  jump into the deep end or whatever metaphor works for you? As you can see, the back of … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 5 Comments

Knitting Nuance Home Schooling

Design Along Post 3 Yes, I have been knitting the back of the sweater.  Still so far so good and I am loving the Rowan yarn. I’m almost up to … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · 7 Comments

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