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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 · 2 Comments

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

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

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