Knitting Nuances

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Ready, Set, Swatch

Design Along Post 4 Who’s ready to get their hands dirty …  jump into the deep end or whatever metaphor works for you? As you can see, the back of … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 5 Comments

Knitting Nuance Home Schooling

Design Along Post 3 Yes, I have been knitting the back of the sweater.  Still so far so good and I am loving the Rowan yarn. I’m almost up to … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · 7 Comments

Let’s Get This “Design Along” Started

Design Along Post 2 Time to jump right into this design. My Wish List There are a few things I know up front as I start the design.  I’d like … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · 7 Comments

Design Along, Let’s Try Something New

Design Along Post 1 I’d like to try something new if you’re game. Usually I think, invent and design behind the scenes. Dreaming up, testing, discarding, retrying and finally knitting … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · 28 Comments

These Playful Pleats Don’t Require Folding

OK, who’s ready to have a little fun this winter? As promised, here’s yet another way to use the Showy Decrease and this one is just delightful (if I do … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · 12 Comments

Foolproof Method to Seam Garter Ends (without grafting)

Who out there loves to finish their knitting? No? It’s a common issue that can result in a pile of UFO’s that are this close to the finish line. I am … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · 4 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

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

Looking for a pretty and flexible bind off? The Knotted K2Tog Bind Off combines two bind off methods with dramatic results.

Featured · 28 Comments

Celebrating Cassini

Named in honor of the Cassini space craft that has been studying Saturn’s rings, this shawl has striking curves working in two directions.

The Showy Decreases rises up on the garter stitch to add striking dimension. Both the edges and bind off have a nubby texture you’ll want to use in you other patterns as well.

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 · 7 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

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