Knitting Nuances

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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

Duille Poncho Adds Texture … Everywhere

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.

September 11, 2018 · 8 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 · 5 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

Knotted K2Tog Bind Off

Looking for a pretty and flexible bind off? The Knotted K2Tog Bind Off combines two bind off methods with dramatic results.

October 31, 2017 · 28 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

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

The Knotted Bind Off, Another Fantastic Edge

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

December 20, 2016 · 7 Comments

Resilient Bind Off Adds a Pretty Edge to Your Knitting

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

December 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Let’s Celebrate with this Free High Sierra Scarf

. 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

December 5, 2016 · 16 Comments

Estrellita Blanket Showcases Some Favorite Nuances

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

February 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

Snowed In Headband Makes a Great Last Minute Gift (free pattern)

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

December 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

Woven Cast On Perfect for Hats, Socks, Everything

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

December 9, 2015 · 14 Comments

Our First Bonus Material for Blog Followers

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

March 22, 2015 · 5 Comments

These FIVE Stitches Will Instantly Improve Your Knit Edges

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

January 2, 2015 · 9 Comments

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