Knitting Nuances

A 2015 – 2018 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

Marlette Lake Mittens Inspired by Fall

This is the perfect time of year to knit mittens.  There’s a crispness to the air that let’s us know summer is well and truly over. For those of us … Continue reading

October 18, 2018 · 4 Comments

BYO Chimney Holiday Stocking

The Knitting Bricks Scarf was an introduction for this fun project. This time, we are really getting into the brick spirit by adding some mortar to hold our bricks together. … Continue reading

October 16, 2018 · 6 Comments

Garden Shawl a Vogue Knitting Finalist!

I just returned from San Francisco, where I spent the weekend at Vogue Knitting Live.  I was there to take some classes, look for some hand-dyed yarn for future projects and, … Continue reading

September 24, 2018 · 17 Comments

Design Along, Let’s Try Something New

Design Along Post 1 I’d like to try something new if you’re game. Usually I think, invent and design behind the scenes. Dreaming up, testing, discarding, retrying and finally knitting … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · 28 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

Dubhlinn Summer a Showy Cable Shell

Our last post introduced the Showy Cable, an exciting new way to use the Showy Decrease to knit a faux cable. One of my favorite things about the Showy Decrease … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · 2 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 · 5 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

Estrellita Blanket Showcases Some Favorite Nuances

Updated February 2017 I knew as soon as I knit the first Estrelitta Hat sample, I’d want a blanket in the same style. And so after a bit of a snow … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

New Cowl Perfect for Some (a lot of) Snow Shoveling

I had tons of snow growing up, so I didn’t miss it during the years we lived in California, or so I thought. Now that we’ve moved to Lake Tahoe … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Snowed In Headband Makes a Great Last Minute Gift (free pattern)

Holiday knitting panic set in Friday. It generally does this time each December when I realize I’m not going to be able to finish all the knit gifts I had … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

This Louisa Harding Yarn Has Lovely Color Transitions

I owe you a blanket pattern. I promised to add one to the Estrellita Hat pattern when it was announced. The only issue is the original sample blanket was the inspiration for … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · 6 Comments

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