Knitting Nuances

A 2015 – 2018 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

Toe Testers Step Up

There was a wonderful response to our request for test knitters for a new sock toe. The take away you can use in your knitting now. Also a sneak peek to a new chevron concept.

April 8, 2019 · 8 Comments

Who Wants to Test Knit a Sock Toe?

It’s time to start applying our Nuance techniques to socks. In this introduction post we are asking for about 50 test knitters to try them out.

March 21, 2019 · 15 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

This Porthole Eyelet Stands Up to Blocking

This double increase results in a well supported open eyelet that stands out in your work. Shown here in a swatch with decorative edges that can be used as a template for a triangle shawl.

August 22, 2018 · 13 Comments

Wait. Don’t Knit 1 F&B, Look What Happens When You Reverse It.

This simple change results in a less noticeable increase.

October 6, 2015 · 24 Comments

2 New Techniques to Smooth Out Your Ribbed Hat Top

The Yosemite Dome Hat Backstory. I’m about to throw my mother-in-law under the bus. It might not be the smartest personal decision ever made, but it’s part of the story … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

A New Raised Ridge that Beats a Garter Ridge Handsdown

Sometimes it’s all about introducing new big impactful knitting skills (like the Showy Decrease) and sometimes it’s just a tweak like this Nuance-lette. See where you can use it. Showy … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Double Decker Hat Top

Where no hat top has gone before. This is one of my favorite Nuances, both because it adds a design element where there’s hasn’t been any and because it’s just … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

Try a New ” Covert” Eyelet Increase

The increases in this ruffle are not where they appear to be. You’ll find as we go along, I tend to use decreases when shaping a project. It’s an opportunity … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Late Harvest Shawl Illustrates a Subtle Decrease

The results of our eyelet experiment … What better way to demonstrate the use of the Perfect Eyelet than with this lovely Late Harvest Shawl; its name inspired by the … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Perfect Eyelet Experiment (part 2)

  When we last left our eyelet experiment, we had determined that the yo/k2tog combination appeared to be the smoothest of the four given options. But now, let’s take it … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Perfect Eyelet Experiment (part 1)

Where would knitting be without the eyelet? From exquisite lace patterns to the simplest stitch patterns, eyelets are a foundation of knitting design. Typically a yarn over, eyelets can be … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

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