Thursday, August 10, 2006

On the edge

Here's the edging of the Lily of the Valley shawl (very roughly pinned out) I've been attempting. I like the color for this shawl, but I'm not so sure it's going to go much further.


Well, do you see those little bumps between the YO columns? They're called "nupps", I've discovered, and to make one, you have to do a knit-into-the-stitch/YO combination seven times, and then purl all seven of the little suckers into one stitch in the next row. 7. Into 1. Purling. It is, as the Yarn Harlot would say, a pain in the arse. A whole bunch of less polite phrases come to mind, too.

I've since removed the provisional cast-on (the blue) and worked a few rows the other direction. "Worked" is definitely the right word. I'm going to have to get a lot better at making those, er, nupps , or it's nuts on the nupps. This cone of Zephyr may be bound for another destiny.


Opal said...

I've heard how awful nupps are, but I've yet to do a shawl with one. Still, the edging is gorgeous!

e's knitting and spinning blog said...

That color is stunning!! the wedding is this weekend. Wish us luck:-)