Knitting Nuances

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Doubling Down with the Showy Rib

In January, we introduced you to the Showy Rib and announced a one-sided super deep rib with the Telluride Canyon Scarf. Now let’s take a look at what happens when you double … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

Take Your Knitting to New Depths with the Showy Rib

When the Showy Decrease was announced, I promised you we’d be doing some fun things with it. It was important to get some of the details down first, and we … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 7 Comments

The Perfect Rib for your Over Sized Scarf

Big scarves are this year’s fashion statement, but you need a super size rib to match your oversized scarf.  Not to worry, we’ve got one for you …  the Showy … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 5 Comments

Master the Showy Decrease with this Detailed Tutorial

Part 1: The Diagonal Showy Decrease. I’m finishing up six patterns that use the Showy Decrease in new ways. As always pattern writing takes two to three times as long as … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 11 Comments

Adding Raised Contrasting Color

We briefly explored a Contrasting Showy Decrease in August when introducing the Showy version of the Central Double Decrease (CDD). In that post, we focused more on the texture. Now let’s take a … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Doubling Down with the Showy Decrease

The Showy Decrease is back again. It’s been mentioned in 14 posts so far, but that doesn’t mean we’re done with it by any means. Not even close! While this post … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

Flat i-Cord Straps Make this Caliente Shell Unique

Tina’s back modeling another summer top for me and I couldn’t be happier. The conditions were completely different this time around. Photos for the Knitty Fiftyfifty Shell were taken at Lake … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Wondering How You Can Use the Showy Decrease?

We’ve come a long way in our exploration of the Showy Decrease. It accounts for almost half of the existing blog posts and for good reason – there are just … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Tranquil Garden Inspires 3 More Ways to use the Showy Decrease

Perfect moments on memorable days. We’ve all had them. This photo was taken at one such moment… a beautiful day, soft breezes, clear skies. A day with family we had … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Spring Road Trip but where was Spring?

I just got back from a whirlwind trip to the East Coast; 10 days, 7 states (Florida to Vermont!), 7 colleges and a visit to the in-laws. My son and I were both … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

K2tog and SSK (Part 2: adding efficiency)

Warning.  If you’re not familiar with stitch orientation and leaning decreases do not read the following post – your head may explode. If you’ve been around the block a few … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Matching Your K2Tog & SSK Decreases

Updated February 2018. See below. No more wonky left leaning decreases We introduced the Showy & Subtle Decreases with a few simple projects. The Parallelity Scarf and Harvest Shawl are great introductions to … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 13 Comments

Hiding Your Decreases in Plain Sight

Rethinking the Knit Hat Decrease One of the benefits of the Showy Decrease is its dual use as a decorative element and as a decrease. Blend these two functions together … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · 6 Comments

A Pattern for Trappers

I’m a Trapper You know the stereotypical knitter? The one that non-knitters think of because they know nothing about knitters today. The little old lady sitting quietly at every family … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

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

Add Texture to Your Stockinette with the Showy Decrease

How a decrease becomes a decorative element. The Perfect Eyelet in the Late Harvest Shawl used a slip stitch to minimize the impact of the decrease. But what if you wanted the decrease to … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 24 Comments

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