Crown Prince

I have not posted any FO's for awhile so here is my latest effort. It is from the book "The Haapsalu Shawl". Took me six months but I now feel more confident with "Nupps" lol.

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KenInMaine's picture

Let me be the first to say congratulations on such an incredible piece of work. You must be quite happy with how it turned out!

ronhuber's picture

Truly beautiful, Dennis. The nupps are gorgeous. What kind of yarn did you use?

chipsir's picture

Hi Ron, The yarn is from Fleece Artist, called Overberg Lace, 100 grams 1000 mtrs. 100% Merino (very Luxurious yum yum lol.

ronhuber's picture

Am going to look for that. I deserve something luxurious!!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is a very lovely piece of lace, Dennis.

As for my knitting...I have a "pre-nupps agreement" - I promise not to make them and they agree not to tempt me. :-P

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

bobinthebul's picture

First, really beautiful shawl, congratulations!

To Joe:
Awwww, nupps are kewl! I had nupp crises the first time and swore a lot. But I figured that like so many other things, something used that much just couldn't be that awful, and if it was, then I was missing something. So I looked at it and analyzed what was making it so difficult.

The problem is (usually) when people go in for the second and third and fourth and etc. stitches, the previous one gets pulled tight. To prevent this, the already-stitched yarn must be held in place with one of the fingers of the left hand while you go in for the next one and especially when you pull it through. Otherwise it doesn't matter how far out you pull each stitch in an attempt to keep it loose, because the action of pulling your stitch through pulls on both the working yarn *and* the previously-knit stitch. If you're lucky, your last stitch will be loose but the previous ones won't be. Leading to rather unfortunate language on the return row. If you keep each completed stitched anchored against the left needle (assuming right-handedness here) while pulling the next one through, then purling them together on the return really isn't a big deal.

I should make a little video to illustrate this because it seems that the "nupp problem" is pretty much the same every time.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That's a great tutorial on making nupps, Bob. I really appreciate it and the work you put into figuring out how to accomplish nice, even nupps. Still, to me, nupps are a bobble - and I dislike knitting bobbles. [Or crocheting them, too, for that matter.]

I can greatly enjoy looking at projects and items that contain nupps [more so than bobbles, actually] but I have never felt the urge to create them. However, I readily acknowledge that my knitting career isn't over and a nupp - based item may end up on the needles at some point.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

SAPBrown's picture

Wow that's beautiful

CLABBERS's picture

Absolutely stunning work. I would say you have nupps down pat now. Well done.


Kerry's picture

Dennis, that looks beautiful. What an achievement.

chipsir's picture

Thank you Ken,Ron, Joe, ihiker,Kerry, and SAPBrown. Joe I love the "pre nupp" lol.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

You are very welcome. I figured it sounded better than "Eeewww....I hate making bobbles, nupps, etc.!"

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

aestus's picture

Mother of God, that's amazing! I hope to have the skill and patience to do something like that eventually.

Nehkhasi's picture

So Lovely, so intricate. Want so much to graduate to this level. :-)