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Lace and nupps

In September last year I cast on a lovely lace pattern: Spring: flowers and butterflies. It’s an Estonian inspired lace pattern full of nupps, and I fell in love with it instantly. I posted about it before, and after posting the project hibernated for about half a year. A couple of weeks ago I wanted to knit something again after weaving and spinning mostly for a while, and I was enamoured again immediately. The knitting went quite fast, and last Tuesday I finished knitting the second half. I stayed up a bit late (ahum) because I just hád to graft the two halves together with kitchener stitch.

After grafting, before blocking

Isn’t it lovely? I love the delicacy of lace, especially when it’s knitted with pristine white yarn…

Of course I had to block it on Wednesday when I got home from work.

Blocking!

Look at the lovely flowery details:

Flowers with leaves
More flowers

That evening it also got the stamp of approval from my blocking buddy Freya.

“Those nupps have a great texture!”
“Zzzz”

The next morning:

“It’s done! Pressed and dry.”

 

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