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.
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.
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,
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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