The lines in this Smart-Baby blanket are based on the Fibonacci sequence so beloved by nature.
The majority of the blanket is worked in garter stitch with raised Showy Decrease lines that really stand out. It is a fast and fun knit,
This poncho uses the recently announced Porthole Eyelet and Showy vertical lines to create a clean but deeply textured stitch pattern.
The design also includes a decorative cast on and bind off that are both practical (they bend) and pretty.
This double increase results in a well supported open eyelet that stands out in your work. Shown here in a swatch with decorative edges that can be used as a template for a triangle shawl.
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.
Design Along Post 5 Design progress and knitting progress move ahead at different rates. One hopes the design process leads the knitting but I’ve been known to knit without really … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Looking for a pretty and flexible bind off? The Knotted K2Tog Bind Off combines two bind off methods with dramatic results.
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.