Knitting Nuances

A 2015 – 2017 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

Change of Pace with this Loopy Scarf

Who remembers novelty yarn? Not all that long ago, eyelash yarn may have single handedly rejuvenated the knitting industry. Why was that? Knitting is centuries old, but for the vast majority … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Cassini

I try to stay focused, really I do. I promise myself I will work on the almost a dozen projects ready and waiting for patterns, but then inspiration strikes and … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · 8 Comments

Showy Cable! A New Way to Knit Faux Cables

There are an amazing number of ways you can use the Showy Decrease and every time I think I’m done … pop! Another one comes to mind. I had planned … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

Beautiful Knotted Flat i-Cord

The Flat i-Cord is an amazing thing. First of all, it’s so simple to knit; think two i-cord edges without the middle. I also love that you can knit it on … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Granite Lake Shawl Adds Motion to Garter

The next series of Showy Garter designs demonstrate how the raised lines can be formatted to create pattern on the knit fabric. I call it Garter in Motion and (as … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · 11 Comments

Can You Help Me with a New Pattern?

The “Intro to Showy Garter e-Book” announcement in January was just the first of five (yes, five!) Showy Garter e-books, each of which illustrates a different way to use the … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · 14 Comments

Matching Your Favorite Nuances & Patterns

Every once and awhile, I need to stop, organize and regroup. I like to do this right after we’ve had a large increase in the number of new readers (welcome!). … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

Mistral Blanket Plays Up Symmetry of Showy Decreases

I’ve gotten myself into a bit of a pickle. You see it is still winter up here in Tahoe. I just came in from scrapping the ice off the patio … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Free Bonus Pattern, Extreme Curves Ahead.

What to do on a snowy day? I found myself snowed in (again) with the desire to knit something cozy. A quick knit for a “sit in front of the fire … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · 4 Comments

Wrap & Tuck this Showy Garter Scarf

Intro to Showy Garter Blog Post 5 This cozy Carnelian Bay scarf switches things up from the preceding scarves in this Showy Garter collection. The scarf is knit side-to-side with … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Zephyr Cove Scarf Added to Free eBook

Intro to Showy Garter Blog Post 4 I’m about to settle into a few hours of Super Bowl watching, but first wanted to share the next project in the Showy Garter … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rubicon Bay Scarf is Pure Fun!

Intro to Showy Garter Blog Post 3 The Rubicon Bay Scarf   Impulse Buying I stopped by Jimmy Beans Wool when they were restocking their supply of  Cascade Magnum. The yarn comes … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

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