Knitting Nuances

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Doubling Down with the Showy Decrease

The Showy Decrease is back again. It’s been mentioned in 14 posts so far, but that doesn’t mean we’re done with it by any means. Not even close! While this post … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

Flat i-Cord Straps Make this Caliente Shell Unique

Tina’s back modeling another summer top for me and I couldn’t be happier. The conditions were completely different this time around. Photos for the Knitty Fiftyfifty Shell were taken at Lake … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Wondering How You Can Use the Showy Decrease?

We’ve come a long way in our exploration of the Showy Decrease. It accounts for almost half of the existing blog posts and for good reason – there are just … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Tranquil Garden Inspires 3 More Ways to use the Showy Decrease

Perfect moments on memorable days. We’ve all had them. This photo was taken at one such moment… a beautiful day, soft breezes, clear skies. A day with family we had … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

A New Way to Knit Decorative Hat Tops

The Heliosphere Hat Think back a moment to what you were doing 37 years ago (or if necessary, what your parents were doing back in 1977). Apple had just rolled … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

Fiftyfifty Top Published in Knitty!

Publishing a pattern in Knitty is a great thrill. It’s a wonderful opportunity for any knitting designer to share their vision with the vast Knitty audience. This goes double for … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 10 Comments

Master the Showy Decrease with 3 Free Ravelry Patterns

Things are about to get exciting around here with the upcoming announcement of 4 new designs that step up our use of the Showy & Subtle Decrease. But first, I … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 6 Comments

K2tog and SSK (Part 2: adding efficiency)

Warning.  If you’re not familiar with stitch orientation and leaning decreases do not read the following post – your head may explode. If you’ve been around the block a few … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Matching Your K2Tog & SSK Decreases

Updated February 2018. See below. No more wonky left leaning decreases We introduced the Showy & Subtle Decreases with a few simple projects. The Parallelity Scarf and Harvest Shawl are great introductions to … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 13 Comments

Rip Cord Hat Shows How to Add Vertical Interest to Your Knitting

Creating the Vertical Showy Line. One of the most exciting features of the  Showy Decrease is its ability to create designs on the face of Stockinette. The Vortex Hat and … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hiding Your Decreases in Plain Sight

Rethinking the Knit Hat Decrease One of the benefits of the Showy Decrease is its dual use as a decorative element and as a decrease. Blend these two functions together … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · 6 Comments

Try 3 New Knitting Skills in This One Vortex Hat

Here’s the perfect project to try three new knitting skills: start with the Duality Crochet Cast On, experience the impact of the diagonal Showy Decrease line and finish up with the Double … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Pattern for Trappers

I’m a Trapper You know the stereotypical knitter? The one that non-knitters think of because they know nothing about knitters today. The little old lady sitting quietly at every family … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

Knitting in an Alternate Universe

The Parallelity Scarf Is there another version of you out there somewhere finishing up a project on your UFO pile?  I listen to podcasts when knitting and one of my … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Add Texture to Your Stockinette with the Showy Decrease

How a decrease becomes a decorative element. The Perfect Eyelet in the Late Harvest Shawl used a slip stitch to minimize the impact of the decrease. But what if you wanted the decrease to … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 24 Comments

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