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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

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 · 16 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 · 6 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 · 15 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

Interesting Results of our Pattern Survey

Wow! What a great response we got from you in our pattern survey. I loved reading all your comments, which were thoughtful and specific. We’ve included a few excerpts in … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Take our Quick Pattern Survey

Note: The survey was opened all of February 2015. It’s closed now, but you can read about the results in this post. We’d also love any feedback you’d like to … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 13 Comments

The Perfect Rib for your Over Sized Scarf

Big scarves are this year’s fashion statement, but you need a super size rib to match your oversized scarf.  Not to worry, we’ve got one for you …  the Showy … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 5 Comments

Adding Raised Contrasting Color

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

DIY Shawl Pin with International Flair

Here’s a fun and simple idea that will turn your travel memories into something tangible. I’m back from my lovely trip to France and Italy, ready to enjoy the last … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Flat i-Cord Straps Make this Caliente Shell Unique

Tina’s back modeling another summer top for me and I couldn’t be happier. The conditions were completely different this time around. Photos for the Knitty Fiftyfifty Shell were taken at Lake … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

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