Knitting Nuances

A 2015 – 2018 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

Toe Testers Step Up

There was a wonderful response to our request for test knitters for a new sock toe. The take away you can use in your knitting now. Also a sneak peek to a new chevron concept.

April 8, 2019 · 8 Comments

Falling in Love with Oregon on my Vogue Knitting Retreat

Ever wanted to go on a knitting retreat? This was my first time and it was so much more than I thought.

Read about the resurgence of American wool, sustainable ranching and, of course, the fabulous classes.

April 11, 2018 · 6 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

Now Teaching at Jimmy Beans Wool

Those of you who have been reading the blog for a while, know I moved up to Lake Tahoe last year. It is one of the most beautiful places on … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · 5 Comments

Granite Shawl Featured by Space Cadet

Stephanie over at Space Cadet Yarns was kind enough to feature our new Granite Lake Shawl in her newsletter this week. You can find it here at: I’ve been following … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

This Louisa Harding Yarn Has Lovely Color Transitions

I owe you a blanket pattern. I promised to add one to the Estrellita Hat pattern when it was announced. The only issue is the original sample blanket was the inspiration for … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · 6 Comments

2 Yarn Shops in Boulder, Colorado

Not only is Boulder one of the most beautiful towns in the country, it has 2 yarn shops.

November 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

3 Yarn Shops in Connecticut

Visit some lovely yarn shops on your trip down the coast of this small state.

October 30, 2015 · 3 Comments

7 Fall 2015 Fashion Trends Perfect for Knitters

It’s fashion month. That means the top designers are revealing the trends for Fall 2015 at Fashion Weeks worldwide, including the big ones in London, Paris, Milan and New York. The … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Stitches West & 2 Great Yarn Reviews

I flew to San Jose this weekend to visit a candy store. Not one filled with sugar, but with something better… yarn. Stitches West is one of, if not the largest knitting show … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Checking Out Bloglovin’ Leads to Charity Knitting

Last week I shared a post with you from the blog “With Mel“. Lucky Mel lives and knits in Hawaii. She is coordinating a knit washcloth drive to send to Haiti (isn’t the … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Best Yarn Review I’ll Ever Write: Australian Superfine Merino

There aren’t that many companies that do absolutely everything right, so I’m pleased to share one with you. I ordered some  Australian Superfine Merino by Cleckheaton and they exceeded my expectations from start … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Summer Knitting with Linen (a review)

Here’s a nice summer and fall yarn for you to try – Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen. I admit, I’m just not a big fan of linen. It’s too harsh on … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

2 Tuscan Yarn Shops in Lucca and Siena, Italy. 

My husband and I planned for a 10-day vacation in Tuscany while our son was at camp. I had a clear vision of our trip; small towns, beautiful photographs (my … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

2 Yarn Shops in Strasbourg France

Replacing my lost knitting needles was top of mind as I pulled into Strasbourg, a 2-hour train ride from Reims and just a mile or so from the German border. It … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

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