Cats / Knitting

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.”

 

2 thoughts on “Lace and nupps

  1. Your knitting is very lovely as is the cat Freya. She looks very like my cat Cosmos!
    May I ask you some questions about the knitting, as I wish to knit this pattern? What ply did you use?

    I am using 2 balls of cobweb 2/50 NM cashmere/merino/cotton bought from Colormart in the U.K., knitted together together with 2.75mm knitting needles. I have cast on 20 stitches and the measurement is only 1 and 1/8th of an inch.
    This is much shorter than the recommended 32 stitches per 10cm (4 inches) as per the pattern.
    Would you have any idea why? I would appreciate any help.
    With thanks

    1. Thank you for your kind words!
      If you are on Ravelry, you can find my project page here.
      I used cobweb weight yarn (1100m/100g) and needle size 2.5mm.

      I think the project bloomed a bit after washing it. That may happen with the Colourmart yarn too.
      Did you make a swatch and wash/block it? That could show you what the fabric would look like, and help you find the right needle size.

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