Knitting Nuances

A 2015 – 2018 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

A Shiver of Sharks Socks

It’s almost time for Discovery Channel’s annual summer event – – – Shark Week and I am ready to scare myself silly.  I was very excited when Jimmy Beans Wool … Continue reading

July 19, 2019 · 6 Comments

Matching Instructions w/Charts – Are You Traditional? Vote Now.

Charts are read from right to left and bottom to top. Written instructions are written from left to right and top to bottom. How do you feel about a quick change to how you read instructions? Vote now.

July 8, 2019 · 27 Comments

Big Yarn, Bigger Impact in this Showy Cable Blanket

This jumbo yarn worked on US 70 (35mm) needles knits a stunning faux cable blanket featuring the Showy Decrease.

May 14, 2019 · 9 Comments

Who Wants to Test Knit a Sock Toe?

It’s time to start applying our Nuance techniques to socks. In this introduction post we are asking for about 50 test knitters to try them out.

March 21, 2019 · 15 Comments

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 · 7 Comments

These Reel Boot Toppers Have a Fun Surprise in Back

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.

January 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

What Makes a Knitter a Knitter?

There is a difference between knowing how to knit and becoming a knitter. What is that difference and how can you become a knitter for life? Includes a free Knitting Skills Checklist you can download.

January 5, 2019 · 18 Comments

Marlette Lake Mittens Inspired by Fall

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.

October 18, 2018 · 6 Comments

Knitting Bricks

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.

September 17, 2018 · 9 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

Duille Poncho Adds Texture … Everywhere

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.

September 11, 2018 · 8 Comments

Ready, Set, Swatch

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

February 8, 2018 · 5 Comments

Let’s Get This “Design Along” Started

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

January 25, 2018 · 7 Comments

These Playful Pleats Don’t Require Folding

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

January 16, 2018 · 12 Comments

Foolproof Method to Seam Garter Ends (without grafting)

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

December 4, 2017 · 5 Comments

Cowl Plays with Color by Freia

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

November 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

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