sugarfrost: begin!

I thought I was a good knitter.  Boy howdy do I feel meek now.  Just started the GORGEOUS Sugarfrost pattern (I’m gonna make the scarf version), and it is tricky!

Firstly, my yarn is LACE.  I’ve never made a whole project in lace before and I have a feeling this is going to take a long time.  Thank goodness it’s beautiful soft yarn from Welthase (Lace Merinosilk in Coral):

Welthase yarn

It’s worth mentioning another time that there are NO KNOTS in this thing, it’s amazing, and SUPER soft!  For realsies, check out the Welthase store on Etsy.

Secondly, I got the setup row complete and then got stuck.  Yes, that soon into the pattern, I was stuck.  Had to message the pattern author (who promptly messaged me back, clearing up my confusion) and it turns out my brain was just trying to make things extra complicated for me.  Thanks brain!

Thirdly, I’m learning new stitches.  Actually this is a cool one — I’m learning to make nupps:

Sugarfrost scarf begin

 

You can kinda see one there toward the bottom of the photo, and there are 2 more that are out of focus.  They’re kinda slow but really satisfying to make!

I’m using my stitch counters from Ruth Plus Two’s Etsy store to keep track of my pattern repeats, but even so I’ll definitely be using lifelines all through this thing.

Well, that’s all for today.  Soon I’ll share an app with you that is making this pattern MUCH easier for me to follow, and I promised some crochet soon — it’s coming, don’t worry!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Comments

  1. Beautiful yarn! That color is scrumptious! You will get the hang of it all in no time. I am a pretty experienced knitter but I haven’t heard of nupps. I can’t wait to see more of this project.

    • Thank you! OK I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who had never heard of nupps, hehe. It might just be another word for bobbles, because that’s what they look like (but I haven’t done bobbles in forever and don’t remember).

  2. Pretty yarn! Have fun with your knitting 🙂

  3. Nupps have been the bane of my life in patterns! Beeyootifull yarn! It’s a real sense of achievement finishing a lace shawl.

  4. Boy howdy and meek in the same sentence. I love it!

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