Knitting Nuances

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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 · 2 Comments

Knotted K2Tog Bind Off

Looking for a pretty and flexible bind off? The Knotted K2Tog Bind Off combines two bind off methods with dramatic results.

October 31, 2017 · 28 Comments

Celebrating Cassini

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.

October 30, 2017 · 10 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

Updated November 27, 2017 for new yarn and edges. There are an amazing number of ways you can use the Showy Decrease and every time I think I’m done … … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · 7 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 · 15 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 · 4 Comments

After-Thought Rib

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 there are always unexpected tweaks … 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 something fun! This hat combines a Tunisian Crochet crown with standard knit rib. It’s perfect for long change and ombre yarns. The pattern comes with a Tunisian Crochet tutorial.

November 15, 2013 · 4 Comments

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