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.
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.
Look at the lovely flowery details:
That evening it also got the stamp of approval from my blocking buddy Freya.
The next morning:
2 thoughts on “Lace and nupps”
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.
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.