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Jun 29, 2019 16:38:29   #
Knitting in the Rockys (a regular here)
 
m_azingrace wrote:
I love making nupps! I typically pull each nupp loop to about twice the diameter of the needle. Then on the return row, I carefully insert the needle into the loops one at a time, making sure to catch every one, so that each loop, is at that point ,surrounding both needles very close to the needles' narrow ends. Now I wrap the yarn purlwise around the receiving needle, and carefully pull it through all the loops. Regulating the loops according to the needle size helps prevent sloppiness. It takes practice; a LOT of practice to perfect this skill, but it pays off in the end. The first nupp project I tried had three-loop nupps. It was challenging, and I enjoyed it. Breaking into nupp-love in this gentle way is something I recommend. When you are good with them, move on to the fives, then the sevens, and even the nines. I personally prefer the fives. Not because I cannot do the others, but because I consider them to be "just right". So I adjust patterns that call for more loops to suit my individual taste. Nupps eat up a considerable amount of yarn too, so that is another factor to consider.
I love making nupps! I typically pull each nupp l... (show quote)


Why go through all that bother and practice when simply using a smaller sized DPN will suffice?
 
Jun 29, 2019 16:42:46   #
m_azingrace
 
Knitting in the Rockys wrote:
Why go through all that bother and practice when simply using a smaller sized DPN will suffice?

Well to each his own. We were asked to share our wisdom. That was mine.
Edit to add: If you are already working with small needles, which is often the case when knitting fine lace, there may not be an option for a "smaller DPN".
Jun 30, 2019 07:13:11   #
pstall53 (a regular here)
 
Here is a tutorial by Laura Nelkin that looks helpful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHJPKoKWPfs
Jun 30, 2019 07:39:11   #
AnnKatz
 
Make sure your nupp stitches are as loose as you can make them. That will help when you come to purl them all together on the next row.
Jun 30, 2019 09:08:18   #
EstherOne
 
mrswyzard1521 wrote:
Good day, I am trying to do the knit a long on Facebook by “Pattern Duchess “ it’s only two rows a day so it should be easy!
But there is one stitch that for the life of me I can not seem to do correctly so I can purl it off. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
Stitch name: nupp
Stitch directions: in one stitch, (k1,yo,k1,yo,k1,yo,k1) so 7 stitches in one stitch.
Ok I can do that!
But the next row is K1,p to last st,k1; well no matter what I do I can not get all the stitches in the nupp st to allow my knitting needle to go in and purl it off. I watched the tube video she put up for it and still not working!
Any and all help appreciated
Thank you in advance
Good day, I am trying to do the knit a long on Fac... (show quote)


Are you trying to purl all seven stitches together into one purl stitch?
If so, that's not the way I read it.
On the purl row, purl each of these seven stitches separately.

To make it easier to knit the seven together (which you will have to do in one of the following rows to form the nubb), slip all seven stitches to your right hand needles, as if to knit them. Then wrap the yarn around the right hand needle, again as if to knit, but instead of trying to get the needle to pull the yarn through all seven stitches, use the left hand needle to lift the stitches, one at a time, over the yarn and off the needle. When all seven are off, and you have just the one stitch left that you just made, give the yarn a bit of a tug to make sure it is snug.
Done!
Jun 30, 2019 09:34:13   #
jscaplen
 
I am doing this KAL as well.
If you do a YouTube search you can find alternate ways of creating the nupps - like the crochet hook method as mentioned.
Did you check Mari-Liis's tutorial? She shows one way of completing it on the RS before moving on. That way, if you need to make larger loops, you can fix it before moving on.
http://patternduchess.com/knitting-estonian-nupp-stitch/
The rule of thumb is to make loose stitches but I have found over time (experimenting with different approaches & long loops) that I prefer the loops a bit snugger because I find it easier to keep the nupps more uniform.
It takes practice & patience, though.

Good luck :-)
 
Jun 30, 2019 09:36:47   #
annweb170
 
Pattern Duchess has a few ways of working the nupp on her site so look at those .Put a marker before and after the first row so it is clearer where to purl.It is so easy to pick up the wrong number to purl.
Jun 30, 2019 09:44:19   #
tmvasquez (a regular here)
 
I always make mine with a crochet hook. Much easier and it can all be done In one row.
Jun 30, 2019 10:10:23   #
Netcan2
 
I am also doing the knit along and had an impossible time doing the first nupps. So I frogged and started over after watching Easy Peasy Nupps using a crochet hook. Now they are much easier. Use a crochet hook in place of knitting needle!
https://youtu.be/GSIzYLbasHY
Jun 30, 2019 10:38:44   #
sewadilly
 
I learned the word Nupps today ... now to find out what it is. this is an amazing group. So happy to be apart of it.
Jun 30, 2019 11:21:02   #
cattdages
 
So much good advice! I am knitting along with you! The best advice I can offer is to be sure to keep the knit side pretty loose so it is easier to get your needle into all the loops when it's time to purl them. Also, be sure to use lifelines! Just in case... you can PM me along the way :)
 
Jun 30, 2019 14:29:49   #
Sharonll
 
This is my second time doing a pattern duchess kal. What I learned last time is to knit continental style on the nupp rows as Mari-Liis does in the videos. I was never able to do a nupp in the throwing style. Had no success getting the loops large enough. Maybe this will benefit you.
Jun 30, 2019 14:42:49   #
Linda6885
 
mrswyzard1521 wrote:
Good day, I am trying to do the knit a long on Facebook by “Pattern Duchess “ it’s only two rows a day so it should be easy!
But there is one stitch that for the life of me I can not seem to do correctly so I can purl it off. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
Stitch name: nupp
Stitch directions: in one stitch, (k1,yo,k1,yo,k1,yo,k1) so 7 stitches in one stitch.
Ok I can do that!
But the next row is K1,p to last st,k1; well no matter what I do I can not get all the stitches in the nupp st to allow my knitting needle to go in and purl it off. I watched the tube video she put up for it and still not working!
Any and all help appreciated
Thank you in advance
Good day, I am trying to do the knit a long on Fac... (show quote)

There are other videos on you tube. Just go to youtube.com and search 'nupp stitch'
Jun 30, 2019 18:15:26   #
onemadtatter
 
Best way to make nupps for me is in the Japanese Knit Stitch Bible-----bottom of page 159. Really works and I like the results! (called half double crochet bobbles)
Jun 30, 2019 20:47:39   #
mrswyzard1521
 
I want to thank everyone for all your suggestions. I personally found that the steel crochet hook is my best friend when it comes to nupps! I finally finished all of the first week last night(Saturday).
I am always so glad I have all of you for help.
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