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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 · 1 Comment

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

Change of Pace with this Loopy Scarf

Who remembers novelty yarn? Not all that long ago, eyelash yarn may have single handedly rejuvenated the knitting industry. Why was that? Knitting is centuries old, but for the vast majority … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Knotted K2Tog Bind Off

I needed a decorative edge for a design of a Showy Garter crescent shawl. While garter stitch doesn’t roll, the edges can be a bit drab. In the process of … Continue reading

Featured · 24 Comments

Celebrating Cassini

I try to stay focused, really I do. I promise myself I will work on the almost a dozen projects ready and waiting for patterns, but then inspiration strikes and … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · 10 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

My First Yarn Dyeing Experience

A Potential New Obsession I took a class at my LYS last Saturday afternoon. Jimmy Beans Wool is in Reno just a 45 minute ride up and over the Mt. … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · 4 Comments

Dubhlinn Summer a Showy Cable Shell

Our last post introduced the Showy Cable, an exciting new way to use the Showy Decrease to knit a faux cable. One of my favorite things about the Showy Decrease … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Showy Cable! A New Way to Knit Faux Cables

Updated November 27, 2017 for new yarn and edges. There are an amazing number of ways you can use the Showy Decrease and every time I think I’m done … … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · 5 Comments

Beautiful Knotted Flat i-Cord

The Flat i-Cord is an amazing thing.   First of all, it’s so simple to knit; think two i-cord edges without the middle. I also love that you can knit it … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · 2 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: https://spacecadetyarn.com/2017/07/05/newsletter-getting-back-work/ I’ve been following … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Granite Lake Shawl Adds Motion to Garter

The next series of Showy Garter designs demonstrate how the raised lines can be formatted to create pattern on the knit fabric. I call it Garter in Motion and (as … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · 11 Comments

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