Nupps can be hard but they don’t have to be!
How the Heck Do You Pronounce It?
Nupp is an Estonian word and it’s pronounced noop (like loop).
How to Knit a Nupp
Just 2 rows. Read on for the detailed step-by-step instructions.
On the RS
Step 1: Work up to the stitch in which you want to make the nupp.
Take care to work Step 2 LOOSELY.
Step 2: K1, yo, DO NOT slip the stitch off the needle. (2 stitches made) You remembered to work these stitches loosely, right?
Repeat Step 2 until you have 1 stitch remaining for the nupp.
Slip the stitch off the needle.
Work to the end of the row.
On the WS
Step 1: Work up to the nupp.
Step 2: Purl the nupp stitches all together. They shouldn’t be overlapping each other. You want them neat so they remain neat when the nupp is made.
It might be easier for you to use a small crochet hook to perform this step.
Step 3: Work the rest of the row.
That’s it – the nupp is done!
Now that wasn’t too hard, right?
Go make some pretty nupps in your knitting!
A Couple Free Patterns
Take a look at a couple free patterns that use nupps.
[…] I used a few tricks to eat up the 1260 yards I had to work with. From the outset, I added two pattern wedges to make the shawl slightly fuller than the original half circle design. As I picked the pattern back up for Part 5 – the answer, I realized that even after adding those wedges I was going to have a lot of extra yardage. So I began adding nupps. […]