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
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
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
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
Here’s a fantastic new use for the Showy Decrease.
The Showy Rib helps your hat brim stand out in a dramatic way.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It’s not just children that enjoy being snowed in, given the right circumstances it’s a knitter’s dream come true. That was the case for me this weekend when snow swept … Continue reading