Knitting Nuances

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These Playful Pleats Don’t Require Folding

OK, who’s ready to have a little fun this winter? As promised, here’s yet another way to use the Showy Decrease and this one is just delightful (if I do … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · 12 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

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

Now Teaching at Jimmy Beans Wool

Those of you who have been reading the blog for a while, know I moved up to Lake Tahoe last year. It is one of the most beautiful places on … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · 5 Comments

Dubhlinn Summer a Showy Cable Shell

Our last post introduced the Showy Cable, an exciting new way to use the Showy Decrease to knit a faux cable. One of my favorite things about the Showy Decrease … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · 2 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

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

Use the Showy Decrease to Improve Stitch Patterns

All the Ways We’ve Used the Showy Decrease Just when you thought we might be running out of ways to use the Showy Decrease, I’m back to tell you I still … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

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