Knitting Nuances

A 2015 – 2018 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

Marlette Lake Mittens Inspired by Fall

This is the perfect time of year to knit mittens.  There’s a crispness to the air that let’s us know summer is well and truly over. For those of us … Continue reading

October 18, 2018 · 4 Comments

BYO Chimney Holiday Stocking

The Knitting Bricks Scarf was an introduction for this fun project. This time, we are really getting into the brick spirit by adding some mortar to hold our bricks together. … Continue reading

October 16, 2018 · 6 Comments

Knitting Bricks

Here’s another Showy Garter pattern I’ve been looking forward to sharing with you.  It’s the first of a series of holiday gift knitting ideas I’ll be posting in the next … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · 5 Comments

Smart-Baby Blanket for the Future Genius in Your Family

I really enjoy working in a yarn shop again. It’s hard to call it work. My role is really to just teach and chat about knitting. Not a bad gig … Continue reading

September 14, 2018 · 2 Comments

Duille Poncho Adds Texture … Everywhere

It’s time to try out that Porthole Eyelet.  Here’s a hint, generally when I announce a new technique, I like to give you an example of how to use it.  … Continue reading

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

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