Knitting Nuances

A 2015 & 2016 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

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 · 13 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

After-Thought Rib

Pedal to the metal knitting. I’m power knitting the second version of a summer shell I hope to publish in the next few weeks. I knit two sizes myself because … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Solve this Knitting Crossword Puzzle

If you’re like me you’re doing a fair amount of knitting while watching the Olympics. Here’s a little something different if you’d like to take a quick break and in … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Knitting in an Alternate Universe

The Parallelity Scarf Is there another version of you out there somewhere finishing up a project on your UFO pile?  I listen to podcasts when knitting and one of my … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

“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 · 1 Comment

The Late Harvest Shawl Illustrates a Subtle Decrease

The results of our eyelet experiment … What better way to demonstrate the use of the Perfect Eyelet than with this lovely Late Harvest Shawl; its name inspired by the … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Perfect Eyelet Experiment (part 2)

  When we last left our eyelet experiment, we had determined that the yo/k2tog combination appeared to be the smoothest of the four given options. But now, let’s take it … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 2 Comments