This poncho uses the recently announced Porthole Eyelet and Showy vertical lines to create a clean but deeply textured stitch pattern.
The design also includes a decorative cast on and bind off that are both practical (they bend) and pretty.
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
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
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
Looking for a pretty and flexible bind off? The Knotted K2Tog Bind Off combines two bind off methods with dramatic results.
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.
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
I love big bulky edges. Not only do they add a great deal of drama, they have more stretch and more weight making them perfect for a wide variety of projects. … Continue reading
The Resilient Cast on was one of our first Nuance announcements. It’s never had a good partner bind off … until now. You can see just how pretty it is in … Continue reading
. Moving to Lake Tahoe has definitely influenced my knitting. The temperature here at 7,000 feet swings widely from fall to spring. The temperature rises as high as 70 during … Continue reading
Updated February 2017 I knew as soon as I knit the first Estrelitta Hat sample, I’d want a blanket in the same style. And so after a bit of a snow … Continue reading
Holiday knitting panic set in Friday. It generally does this time each December when I realize I’m not going to be able to finish all the knit gifts I had … Continue reading
I love the Resilient Cast On. I was using it consistently until I started a few projects with a large number of cast on stitches. It starts with a third more stitches, which … Continue reading
Yesterday, I had the crazy idea to leave this post blank. Because the title says it all, I thought the post would really only need an arrow showing where to … Continue reading
It’s funny how things work out. This post titled “These 4 Stitches Will Instantly Improve Your Knitting” introduced the Hatch Edge (shown to the right) and is our most popular … Continue reading
This beautiful 2-color version of the Resilient Cast On adds a CC while maintaining a flexible edge.