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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

Matching Your Favorite Nuances & Patterns

Every once and awhile, I need to stop, organize and regroup. I like to do this right after we’ve had a large increase in the number of new readers (welcome). … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

Mistral Blanket Plays Up Symmetry of Showy Decreases

I’ve gotten myself into a bit of a pickle. You see it is still winter up here in Tahoe. I just came in from scrapping the ice off the patio … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 6 Comments

Free Bonus Pattern, Extreme Curves Ahead.

What to do on a snowy day? I found myself snowed in (again) with the desire to knit something cozy. A quick knit for a “sit in front of the fire … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · 4 Comments

Wrap & Tuck this Showy Garter Scarf

Intro to Showy Garter Blog Post 5 This cozy Carnelian Bay scarf switches things up from the preceding scarves in this Showy Garter collection. The scarf is knit side-to-side with … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Zephyr Cove Scarf Added to Free eBook

Intro to Showy Garter Blog Post 4 I’m about to settle into a few hours of Super Bowl watching, but first wanted to share the next project in the Showy Garter … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Rubicon Bay Scarf is Pure Fun

Intro to Showy Garter Blog Post 3 The Rubicon Bay Scarf   Impulse Buying I stopped by Jimmy Beans Wool when they were restocking their supply of  Cascade Magnum. The yarn comes … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

4 Eye Catching Showy Garter Dish Cloths

Intro to Showy Garter Blog Post 2 Let’s Get Started with 4 Dish Cloths What better way to introduce the Showy Garter Decrease than with a series of dish cloth patterns … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Garter Stitch Has Never Looked so Good

Intro to Showy Decrease Blog Post 1 I’m really excited. Today we are announcing the first of an entire collection of projects  using the Showy Decrease. I don’t knit a … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 27 Comments

Let’s Celebrate with this Free High Sierra Scarf

. Moving to Lake Tahoe has definitely influenced my knitting. The temperature here at 7,000 feet swings widely from fall to spring.  The temperature rises as high as 70 during … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 16 Comments

Estrellita Blanket Showcases Some Favorite Nuances

Updated February 2017 I knew as soon as I knit the first Estrelitta Hat sample, I’d want a blanket in the same style. And so after a bit of a snow … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

New Cowl Perfect for Some (a lot of) Snow Shoveling

I had tons of snow growing up, so I didn’t miss it during the years we lived in California, or so I thought. Now that we’ve moved to Lake Tahoe … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

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 · 4 Comments

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