Knitting Nuances

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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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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 · 4 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

Let’s Get This “Design Along” Started

Design Along Post 2 Time to jump right into this design. My Wish List There are a few things I know up front as I start the design.  I’d like … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · 7 Comments

Design Along, Let’s Try Something New

Design Along Post 1 I’d like to try something new if you’re game. Usually I think, invent and design behind the scenes. Dreaming up, testing, discarding, retrying and finally knitting … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · 28 Comments

These Playful Pleats Don’t Require Folding

OK, who’s ready to have a little fun this winter? As promised, here’s yet another way to use the Showy Decrease and this one is just delightful (if I do … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · 12 Comments

Foolproof Method to Seam Garter Ends (without grafting)

Who out there loves to finish their knitting? No? It’s a common issue that can result in a pile of UFO’s that are this close to the finish line. I am … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · 4 Comments

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