Knitting Nuances

A 2015 – 2018 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

Getting Started

Welcome to the Knitting Nuances blog!


Knitting Nuances is about introducing new knitting ideas … some of them small tweaks to things you already do today and some of them brand new concepts. We’ll teach you how to use  them through swatches and patterns so you can adapt them to all your knitting.

We call these ideas “Nuances”. Here are some highlights:


The Showy Decrease

Look what happens when you join a series of decreases together with a slip stitch.

More texture, more options, more fun! The Showy Decrease is our core Nuance, hardly a post goes by that we don’t mention it

Where to Get Started? Try some of our free patterns. They introduce ideas in a simple way.

Knotted K2tog BO

Knit Edges

The right edge can make or break a project. These are smarter and prettier than some traditional versions.



Where to Get Started? Each edge has a blog post. Click on the Edges category for a summary.

Some Little Tweaks. We call them Nuancelettes

Sometimes just a small change can make a big difference.


Where to Get Started? Many of our “Nuances” have free tutorial downloads. The best place to find them is on our web site. It’s where we put everything in a more organized way.

The Flat i-Cord

There are so many reasons you’ll love this i-cord update. Check out the Flat i-Cord category to learn more.


What are Bonus Materials? 

They are designed specifically to help you try and master new techniques in 3 ways:

  1. More detailed instructions to help you master a technique
  2. A combination of techniques that may have been announced months apart, but work well together.
  3. Video Tutorials: These make it so much easier to visualize concepts.

We invite you to Join Us! We’re having a lot of fun. 

Designers: If you’re a designer make sure you stop by the Designer area on our web site. I’d love to help you to build some of these ideas into your next creation. Since we’re just getting this going feel free to write to me at I could chat knitting design all day long!

Think you’ve seen an idea before? Please read this post about Creativity and Originality.

23 comments on “Getting Started

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  4. Peggy Rundgren
    August 22, 2014

    You keep mentioning the “subtle decrease,” but I don’t see anything that describes it. I have printed the three patterns that are said to contain all your nuanced improvements, but don’t see anything subtle there either. What am I missing?

    • Laura Cunitz
      August 22, 2014

      Peggy. The Subtle Decrease is used in the Harvest Shawl. It’s one of the 3 free patterns with Parallelity and Manchester. I will clean up the wording so it is more clear!

  5. sandraannysandra
    January 28, 2015

    i am delighted to find your site/blog. however, i am finding it quite difficult to navigate… clues? (example) being unable to download free patterns, etc…

    • Laura Cunitz
      February 4, 2015

      Thanks for the comment. It prompted me to relook at the blog and web and make sure they are better linked. The latest post on Creativity and Originality mentions what we are doing to improve your experience.

  6. Joann Thompson
    February 25, 2015

    Where do I set up my password so I can access, Bonus Material for Blog Followers?

    • Laura Cunitz
      February 25, 2015

      Joann, when you ‘follow’ the blog the password should show up automatically in the sidebar of any post and the bottom of every blog page next to where is says ‘you are following this blog’. If you are a Knitting Paradise reader, I put the password in the forum for you.

      PASSWORD HELP: First try scrolling to the very bottom of the page to look for password next to “You are following this blog”. If you don’t see it, click over to the Follow Us page I have included the password in the comments.

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  10. KittyGritty
    January 21, 2016

    I’ve been following you for a while-humbly will mention that I was the one who posted on KP both your showy decreases plus the additional post on texture on stockinette. 🙂 But, I too am having navigation problems on your site. I’ve clicked all over and still can’t find the free pattern you mention in your email today-the actual project you made using the raised diamonds. All I ever get is that small photo of the stitches. Help!

    • Laura Cunitz
      January 21, 2016

      Hi KnittyGritty, Thanks! There is a link below the photo that brings you right to Ravelry, but it’s much easier if I have the picture a link also. I just updated it and made the links easier to spot too.

  11. Joan
    November 21, 2017

    Are there any demonstration videos for the Malabrigo Caracol Cowl? The directions are not clear to me and watching a demonstration is helpful. Thanks

  12. Deborah Carrithers
    August 27, 2018

    Have you posted a way to bind off with a flat I-cord? I’d like to use it as the hem on an open cardigan. Thanks!

  13. daisy
    September 7, 2018

    in Manchester Scarf, you refer to ‘hatch stitch’ … but i cant find it anywhere.
    please give me a url to find it… thanks.

  14. Julie Thompson
    January 24, 2019

    I just came across some of your patterns today…and I LOVE them! I don’t do twitter of facebook (and don’t want to!) BUT, I would like to keep up-to-date with your website. Please add my e-mail address to your long list, and I will look forward to your information. I loved the Chimney Stitch baby sweater that you pictured. I would love the pattern when you have it ready!!!

    • Laura Cunitz
      January 24, 2019

      Thanks Julie! I have a big smile on my face.

    • Laura Cunitz
      January 24, 2019

      Also, I don’t have your email to add you to the email list. If you didn’t have success clicking the “follow” button then you can email it to me at

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