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
These boot toppers are fun coming and going with a sassy seam up the back. They are based on Irish dance socks and feature the Showy Cable.
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These seamless top down mittens include a lot of details that help them fit beautifully. These include: Judy’s Magic Cat On, shaped fingers to reduce bulk, curved palms and an easy after thought thumb.
The design uses a new faux cable rib technique.
This pattern takes the Showy Garter stitch used in the Smart-Baby Blanket to the next level with broken vertical lines that look like bricks.
The geometric design is perfect for everyone 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,
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.
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 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
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
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.