Tuesday, June 29

nupps what nupps

So today embarking on Chart C I thought I might just check if there was anything to look out for.

I did a search on Ravelry and the word nupps kept coming up.  Nupps I asked myself what nupps.  My chart has no nupps....


Nupps send shivers down the spin of most knitters - the k1,yo,k1,yo,k1,yo,k1 into the one stitch on one way over, and then purl these stitches all together on the way back - sounds easy, go on try it.  Unless you are really loose with the yarn it can be an absolute (please give me vodka) bugger, try purling 7 stitches together.

I know, I have been there, I have learnt this lesson.  To be honest, is the end result worth the effort?  I ask you reader should I?

So last night I left you with feeling of joy, and no worries she'll be right mate.



Today I am not so sure.


swallow tail shawl 

7 comments:

bellsknits.com said...

do it do it do it!

Love me a nupp or twenty.

bellsknits.com said...

do it do it do it!

Love me a nupp or twenty.

Rose Red said...

Just don't do them! Your MIL will never know!

LynS said...

I love the nupps on the swallowtail - they really do add to the texture. But Fee, don't do them if you think it will spoil the pleasure of knitting the shawl. It's such a beautiful gift - with or without the nupps.

Emily said...

Bung on beads instead?

I don't hate nupps TOO much myself...

knitabulous said...

Don't do them if you don't want to Fee - nobody will know.

Although they are worth it if you can bear them..

drkknits said...

aaagh i hate nupps. for a tight knitter, they are a total nightmare. they are lovely, but i could live without them. you however, will do them beautifully!