Knitting Nuances

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Big Yarn, Bigger Impact in this Showy Cable Blanket

This jumbo yarn worked on US 70 (35mm) needles knits a stunning faux cable blanket featuring the Showy Decrease.

May 14, 2019 · 8 Comments

Lake Effect Snow Hat Perfect for Blustery Winter Days

It’s been snowing … a lot, making this the perfect opportunity to share my go-to winter hat with you. I bought this blue Cascade 128 Superwash last week with plans … Continue reading

February 13, 2019 · 7 Comments

What Makes a Knitter a Knitter?

There is a difference between knowing how to knit and becoming a knitter. What is that difference and how can you become a knitter for life? Includes a free Knitting Skills Checklist you can download.

January 5, 2019 · 16 Comments

Smart-Baby Blanket for the Future Genius in Your Family

The lines in this Smart-Baby blanket are based on the Fibonacci sequence so beloved by nature.

The majority of the blanket is worked in garter stitch with raised Showy Decrease lines that really stand out. It is a fast and fun knit,

September 14, 2018 · 2 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

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

Cowl Plays with Color by Freia

The yarn community is filled with amazingly creative designers, dyers and spinners. Tina Whitmore, founder of KnitWhits is certainly among  that set and her new yarn company, Freia Fine Handpaints … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Curb Rolling Edges with these Pretty Options

I’ve been working on a number of projects that needed either decorative or non-rolling edges. This gradient Showy Cable Cowl is next up on the list. I wanted pretty edges … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · 7 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

Celebrating Cassini

Named in honor of the Cassini space craft that has been studying Saturn’s rings, this shawl has striking curves working in two directions.

The Showy Decreases rises up on the garter stitch to add striking dimension. Both the edges and bind off have a nubby texture you’ll want to use in you other patterns as well.

October 30, 2017 · 10 Comments

Showy Cable! A New Way to Knit Faux Cables

Updated November 27, 2017 for new yarn and edges. There are an amazing number of ways you can use the Showy Decrease and every time I think I’m done … … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · 7 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 … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · 2 Comments

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 · 16 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 · 6 Comments

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