Knitting Nuances

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Snowed In Headband Makes a Great Last Minute Gift (free pattern)

Holiday knitting panic set in Friday. It generally does this time each December when I realize I’m not going to be able to finish all the knit gifts I had … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Woven Cast On Perfect for Hats, Socks, Everything

I love the Resilient Cast On. I was using it consistently until I started a few projects with a large number of cast on stitches. It starts with a third more stitches, which … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 13 Comments

Ban Boring Hat Brims! Try This Instead.

Have you noticed most hat patterns rush right past the cast on and brim? A simple rib on the brim is pretty standard. I thought this was the case, but looked at … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

Estrellita Hat Hits #1 on Ravelry

When the rest of the world talks about social media, they’re thinking Facebook, Twitter, etc. Knitters think Ravelry. Blog followers received our quarterly newsletter on November 6th. It included a … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · 8 Comments

Create This Beautiful Star Pattern with the Showy Decrease

Here’s a fantastic new use for the Showy Decrease.

September 25, 2015 · 9 Comments

You’ll Never Look at Hat Brims the Same Way Again

The Showy Rib helps your hat brim stand out in a dramatic way.

June 25, 2015 · 8 Comments

Adding Raised Contrasting Color. Pow!

We briefly explored a Contrasting Showy Decrease in August when introducing the Showy version of the Central Double Decrease (CDD). In that post, we focused more on the texture. Now let’s take a … Continue reading

October 30, 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

2 New Techniques to Smooth Out Your Ribbed Hat Top

The Yosemite Dome Hat Backstory. I’m about to throw my mother-in-law under the bus. It might not be the smartest personal decision ever made, but it’s part of the story … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

A New Raised Ridge that Beats a Garter Ridge Handsdown

Sometimes it’s all about introducing new big impactful knitting skills (like the Showy Decrease) and sometimes it’s just a tweak like this Nuance-lette. See where you can use it. Showy … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 6 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

The Double Decker Hat Top

Where no hat top has gone before! This is one of my favorite Nuances, both because it adds a design element where there’s hasn’t been any and because it’s just … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 4 Comments