Knitting Nuances

A 2015 – 2018 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

Smart-Baby Blanket for the Future Genius in Your Family

I really enjoy working in a yarn shop again. It’s hard to call it work. My role is really to just teach and chat about knitting. Not a bad gig … Continue reading

September 14, 2018 · 2 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

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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