Knitting Nuances

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Lake Effect Snow Hat Perfect for Blustery Winter Days

It’s been snowing … a lot, making this the perfect opportunity to share my go-to winter hat with you. I bought this blue Cascade 128 Superwash last week with plans … Continue reading

February 13, 2019 · 5 Comments

Smart-Baby Blanket for the Future Genius in Your Family

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,

September 14, 2018 · 2 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

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

Where to Find Fabulous Free Knitting Books

Do you belong to the Knitting Paradise forum? I do. Knitting Paradise is a forum for knitters who love all things knitting. If you’re looking for the latest in software … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 6 Comments

Snowed In Headband Makes a Great Last Minute Gift (free pattern)

Holiday knitting panic set in Friday. It generally does this time each December when I realize I’m not going to be able to finish all the knit gifts I had … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

Estrellita Hat Hits #1 on Ravelry

When the rest of the world talks about social media, they’re thinking Facebook, Twitter, etc. Knitters think Ravelry. Blog followers received our quarterly newsletter on November 6th. It included a … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · 8 Comments

The Perfect Rib for your Over Sized Scarf

Big scarves are this year’s fashion statement, but you need a super size rib to match your oversized scarf.  Not to worry, we’ve got one for you …  the Showy … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 5 Comments

Blocking Fear or rather Fear of Blocking

I have a confession. For years I was scared to wet block my finished projects. The idea of taking something I’d spent so many painstaking hours on and dropping it … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fiftyfifty Top Published in Knitty!

Publishing a pattern in Knitty is a great thrill. It’s a wonderful opportunity for any knitting designer to share their vision with the vast Knitty audience. This goes double for … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 10 Comments

Snowed In

It’s not just children that enjoy being snowed in, given the right circumstances it’s a knitter’s dream come true. That was the case for me this weekend when snow swept … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Try a New ” Covert” Eyelet Increase

The increases in this ruffle are not where they appear to be. You’ll find as we go along, I tend to use decreases when shaping a project. It’s an opportunity … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Knit” this Metamorphosis Hat in 2 Hours

Try this Tunisian Knit Hat that everyone wants. I don’t crochet, I don’t know how to crochet and to be perfectly honest, I don’t want to learn to crochet. So … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

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