Yarn is such a versatile material, you can use it to crochet, weave, embroider, wrap, all sorts of things, and obviously knit. And knitting is a large realm.
One of my favourite stitch to knit is nupps, this little bundle of
love yarn gets my heart every single time. I find it pretty relaxing to create with its repetition of yarn overs and simple knit stitch, and it has such a great graphic impact. And, it blooms with single plied yarn to show off this beauties even more.
Knitting nupps is not that hard. I’m planning on releasing a real tutorial next week but here’s a few tricks to get perfect bundled nupps every single time:
- Try to elongate your nupp stitches more than your basic stitches. They should be somehow around 1.5 times higher than a classic stocking stitch.
- Be careful to keep all your loops in order. If you cross loops in a nupp, it will not look as neat as it could.
- Use a small crochet instead of your needle to purl all loops together on the back side. For fingering yarn, I like to use a 1.5 mm crochet hook. Having a really small crochet hook helps going through all the loops without catching any of it.
Speaking of relaxing and meditative knit, I’m really looking forward to see how this lace border will work with the garter stitch body I’ve planned! But first, one more lace repeat!
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