Knitting Nuances

A 2015 – 2017 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

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 · Leave a comment

Knotted K2Tog Bind Off

I needed a decorative edge for a design of a Showy Garter crescent shawl. While garter stitch doesn’t roll, the edges can be a bit drab. In the process of … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · 10 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 · 8 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

Showy Cable! A New Way to Knit Faux Cables

There are an amazing number of ways you can use the Showy Decrease and every time I think I’m done … pop! Another one comes to mind. I had planned … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

Granite Shawl Featured by Space Cadet

Stephanie over at Space Cadet Yarns was kind enough to feature our new Granite Lake Shawl in her newsletter this week. You can find it here at: https://spacecadetyarn.com/2017/07/05/newsletter-getting-back-work/ I’ve been following … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Use the Showy Decrease to Improve Stitch Patterns

All the Ways We’ve Used the Showy Decrease Just when you thought we might be running out of ways to use the Showy Decrease, I’m back to tell you I still … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

New Year, New Readers, New Videos!

New to the blog? You’re not alone.  2015 was a big year with views, followers and email subscribers all quadrupling. That means we have lots of new readers. Many new … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Woven Cast On Perfect for Hats, Socks, Everything

I love the Resilient Cast On. I was using it consistently until I started a few projects with a large number of cast on stitches. It starts with a third more stitches, which … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 14 Comments

Love Knitting? Here’s the Perfect Gift!

  I just might have a stash; a quite reasonably sized one (depending on your definition of reasonable). One day, while unpacking some lovely yarn and pointedly ignoring the rolling eyes of my … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · 6 Comments

DIY Shawl Pin with International Flair

Here’s a fun and simple idea that will turn your travel memories into something tangible. I’m back from my lovely trip to France and Italy, ready to enjoy the last … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

2 Yarn Shops in Strasbourg France

Replacing my lost knitting needles was top of mind as I pulled into Strasbourg, a 2-hour train ride from Reims and just a mile or so from the German border. It … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

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