Tuesday, December 5, 2006


Nupps are little bobbly things that are characteristic of Estonian lace. Here's a picture from the Estonian Lace book I talked about yesterday featuring lots of nupps.

Nupps are easy! Nupps are fun! Nupps shouldn't drive you crazy!

The trick to nupps is really quite simple: put lots of extra slack. Here's a walkthrough on nupp-making.

In a single stitch on the knit side: K1, YO, K1, YO, K1. Notice in the images below that there is a lot of slack in these stitches. Here's the first K1:

And K1, YO, K1:

And here's the finished set of stitches:

Now, on the purl side, notice how easily the needle runs through all 5 stitches, thanks to the extra slack you left on the knit side:

Just purl as usual:

Here's what the finished purled stitch looks like on the wrong side:

And admire your plump, finished nupp:


Anonymous said...

Fabulous! I'm working Forest Path Stole now and the Lily of the Valley diamonds have nupps all over the freaking place! I've been carrying a damn croshit hook around with me to pry the buggers along. I'll try your technique tonight! Thanks