Knitting Nuances

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Create This Beautiful Star Pattern with the Showy Decrease

Here’s a fantastic new use for the Showy Decrease.

September 25, 2015 · 13 Comments

Adding Raised Contrasting Color

We briefly explored a Contrasting Showy Decrease in August when introducing the Showy version of the Central Double Decrease (CDD). In that post, we focused more on the texture. Now let’s take a … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

A New Way to Knit Decorative Hat Tops

The Heliosphere Hat Think back a moment to what you were doing 37 years ago (or if necessary, what your parents were doing back in 1977). Apple had just rolled … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

2 New Techniques to Smooth Out Your Ribbed Hat Top

The Yosemite Dome Hat Backstory. I’m about to throw my mother-in-law under the bus. It might not be the smartest personal decision ever made, but it’s part of the story … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Double Decker Hat Top

Where no hat top has gone before. This is one of my favorite Nuances, both because it adds a design element where there’s hasn’t been any and because it’s just … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

Hiding Your Decreases in Plain Sight

Rethinking the Knit Hat Decrease One of the benefits of the Showy Decrease is its dual use as a decorative element and as a decrease. Blend these two functions together … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · 6 Comments

Try 3 New Knitting Skills in This One Vortex Hat

Here’s the perfect project to try three new knitting skills: start with the Duality Crochet Cast On, experience the impact of the diagonal Showy Decrease line and finish up with the Double … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

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