Knitting Nuances

A 2015 – 2018 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

Marlette Lake Mittens Inspired by Fall

These seamless top down mittens include a lot of details that help them fit beautifully. These include: Judy’s Magic Cat On, shaped fingers to reduce bulk, curved palms and an easy after thought thumb.

The design uses a new faux cable rib technique.

October 18, 2018 · 4 Comments

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

Smart-Baby Blanket for the Future Genius in Your Family

The lines in this Smart-Baby blanket are based on the Fibonacci sequence so beloved by nature.

The majority of the blanket is worked in garter stitch with raised Showy Decrease lines that really stand out. It is a fast and fun knit,

September 14, 2018 · 2 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

Let’s Get This “Design Along” Started

Design Along Post 2 Time to jump right into this design. My Wish List There are a few things I know up front as I start the design.  I’d like … Continue reading

January 25, 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

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

Change of Pace with this Loopy Scarf

Who remembers novelty yarn? Not all that long ago, eyelash yarn may have single handedly rejuvenated the knitting industry. Why was that? Knitting is centuries old, but for the vast majority … Continue reading

November 15, 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

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

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

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