Knitting Nuances

A 2015 – 2018 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Pattern for Trappers

I’m a Trapper You know the stereotypical knitter? The one that non-knitters think of because they know nothing about knitters today. The little old lady sitting quietly at every family … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

Knitting in an Alternate Universe

The Parallelity Scarf Is there another version of you out there somewhere finishing up a project on your UFO pile?  I listen to podcasts when knitting and one of my … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Add Texture to Your Stockinette with the Showy Decrease

How a decrease becomes a decorative element. The Perfect Eyelet in the Late Harvest Shawl used a slip stitch to minimize the impact of the decrease. But what if you wanted the decrease to … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 24 Comments

The Late Harvest Shawl Illustrates a Subtle Decrease

The results of our eyelet experiment … What better way to demonstrate the use of the Perfect Eyelet than with this lovely Late Harvest Shawl; its name inspired by the … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 7 Comments

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