Knitting Nuances

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Shaping Chevron Waves

the second of our three patterns using a multiple of Nuance techniques to update chevron. This is the more technically difficult of the three and is knit with a gradient yarn.

August 22, 2019 · 4 Comments

A Fresh Take on Chevron

The first of three shawls that apply “Nuances” to chevron to apply our Nuance techniques to chevron.

August 14, 2019 · 6 Comments

A Shiver of Sharks Socks

It’s almost time for Discovery Channel’s annual summer event – – – Shark Week and I am ready to scare myself silly.  I was very excited when Jimmy Beans Wool … Continue reading

July 19, 2019 · 6 Comments

Big Yarn, Bigger Impact in this Showy Cable Blanket

This jumbo yarn worked on US 70 (35mm) needles knits a stunning faux cable blanket featuring the Showy Decrease.

May 14, 2019 · 9 Comments

These Reel Boot Toppers Have a Fun Surprise in Back

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.

January 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

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 · 7 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 · 9 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 · 11 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 · 2 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

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

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