Those lovely bobbles or “nupps” in Estonian lace knitting can be daunting to work if you’ve never done them before. Here I’ll show you how it’s done. These instruction show how to create a nupp with seven stitches, but depending on the yarn choice and pattern directions, it could be more or fewer stitches.
Step 1: To begin a nupp, insert your needle into the stitch as if to knit. Pull the stitch through but do not slide it off the needle. Notice how loose the stitch is (this is crucial!).
Insert your needle as if to knit a stitch. Pull the stitch through but do not slide it off the needle.