These boot toppers are fun coming and going with a sassy seam up the back. They are based on Irish dance socks and feature the Showy Cable.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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