Knitting Nuances

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BYO Chimney Holiday Stocking

These clever Christmas stockings look like a brick fireplace!

The pattern includes a decorative cast on and bind off, two heel options (German Short Row or Afterthought) and raised Showy lines.

October 16, 2018 · 6 Comments

Knitting Bricks

This pattern takes the Showy Garter stitch used in the Smart-Baby Blanket to the next level with broken vertical lines that look like bricks.

The geometric design is perfect for everyone in your family.

September 17, 2018 · 6 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

Design Along, The Sleeves

Design Along Post 5 Design progress and knitting progress move ahead at different rates. One hopes the design process leads the knitting but I’ve been known to knit without really … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · 13 Comments

Ready, Set, Swatch

Design Along Post 4 Who’s ready to get their hands dirty …  jump into the deep end or whatever metaphor works for you? As you can see, the back of … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 5 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

Design Along, Let’s Try Something New

Design Along Post 1 I’d like to try something new if you’re game. Usually I think, invent and design behind the scenes. Dreaming up, testing, discarding, retrying and finally knitting … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · 28 Comments

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

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 · 1 Comment

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 · 5 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

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 · 4 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

Match Your K3Tog & SSSK with the Showy Decrease

  The Intro to Showy Garter eBook and 5-part blog series are now complete and available in Ravelry. I’ve been working on them for months so it makes me very happy. … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

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