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Niermom 12-04-2011 02:56 PM

Does this mean I slip the needle through 5 stitches to make onePurl? The I leave the next stitch on the left needle and use it five times to make new stitches? Thanks.

suzeeq 12-04-2011 03:21 PM

Yep, that's right. Purl all 5 of the next sts together to decrease to 1 st, it helps if they're loose. Then in the following st after that, kpkpk into it to make 5 sts. Or you can k yo k yo k, it may be a little easier to do and looks pretty much the same.

Niermom 12-04-2011 04:08 PM

Thank you Sue! I'll practice with some cheapo yarn.

DogCatMom 12-04-2011 04:24 PM

It sounds like you're making a nupp, a feature of Estonian knitting meant to resemble a flower bud. Check around for videos by Nancy Bush, whose love for Estonian knitting has resulted in at least one book and many videos!


suzeeq 12-04-2011 04:32 PM

Or it's a version of the blackberry stitch; a nupp is usually doing the increases on one row and working them together on the next. When you alternate the decs and incs on the same row, it's a little different, sort of a bobble or something.

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