Knitting Nuances

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Mega Flat i-Cord Pattern & Tutorial

The Iquitos Scarf & Manaus Headband. I have a not-so-secret plan and I don’t want it to keep it from you. I’m hoping the Flat i-Cord replaces the standard i-cord everywhere … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

5 Reasons Why You’ll Love our New Flat i-Cord

Introducing the Flat i-Cord!  Here’s why I think you’ll love it as much as I do: Now you can knit an i-cord on straight needles There’s no need to slide the … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 19 Comments

3 Tips for Knitting an i-Cord Bind Off on a Strapless Shell

I’m ecstatic the World Cup is finally here and I’ve been planning my knitting workload accordingly. As mentioned in the last post, I am anxious to finish the summer shell … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 5 Comments

After-Thought Rib

I’m power knitting the second version of a summer shell I hope to publish in the next few weeks. I knit two sizes myself because there are always unexpected tweaks … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tranquil Garden Inspires 3 More Ways to use the Showy Decrease

Perfect moments on memorable days. We’ve all had them. This photo was taken at one such moment… a beautiful day, soft breezes, clear skies. A day with family we had … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Spring Road Trip but where was Spring?

I just got back from a whirlwind trip to the East Coast; 10 days, 7 states (Florida to Vermont!), 7 colleges and a visit to the in-laws. My son and I were both … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a 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

Blocking Fear or rather Fear of Blocking

I have a confession. For years I was scared to wet block my finished projects. The idea of taking something I’d spent so many painstaking hours on and dropping it … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Spring Lookbook (for the geeky knitter)

I don’t own a rocking chair. Don’t knit in one, have never knitted in one (although give me a nice glass of wine and a lovely view and I’ll be … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fiftyfifty Top Published in Knitty!

Publishing a pattern in Knitty is a great thrill. It’s a wonderful opportunity for any knitting designer to share their vision with the vast Knitty audience. This goes double for … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 10 Comments

Master the Showy Decrease with 3 Free Ravelry Patterns

Things are about to get exciting around here with the upcoming announcement of 4 new designs that step up our use of the Showy & Subtle Decrease. But first, I … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 6 Comments

K2tog and SSK (Part 2: adding efficiency)

Warning.  If you’re not familiar with stitch orientation and leaning decreases do not read the following post – your head may explode. If you’ve been around the block a few … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Matching Your K2Tog & SSK Decreases

Updated February 2018. See below. No more wonky left leaning decreases We introduced the Showy & Subtle Decreases with a few simple projects. The Parallelity Scarf and Harvest Shawl are great introductions to … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 13 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

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