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How to Make a Bobble

November 19, 2015

GWN-winterberry-07a

There are many bobbles out there, this one is from the Winterberry blanket pattern. While the number of sts and rows might be different, the principles remain the same. To make a bobble you are increasing the number of sts by working multiple stitches in one stitch, working solely on those sts for a few rows, then decreasing back down to the original number of sts. Let’s see what that looks like:

How to make the bobble in the Winterberry blanket:

  1. Work to the stitch specified in the pattern
  2. Work k1, yo, k1, yo, k1 ALL IN THE SAME STITCH. You now have 5 stitches where you had 1 stitch.
  3. turn your work so the wrong side is facing and purl the 5 sts.
  4. turn your work back so the right side is facing, knit those 5 sts.
  5. turn your work back so the wrong side is facing, work decrease: p2tog, p1, p2tog
  6. turn your work back so the right side is facing, work decrease: slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over
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Work to the stitch specified in the pattern

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Work k1, yo, k1, yo, k1 ALL IN THE SAME STITCH. You now have 5 stitches where you had 1 stitch. Notice that after you work your first knit stitch you won’t take the stitch off the left needle.

Once you have worked your knit 1, you work a YO (notice it is all done in the same stitch)

Once you have worked your knit 1, you work a YO (notice it is all done in the same stitch)

5 stitches have been made in one stitch

5 stitches have been made in one stitch

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Turn your work so the wrong side is facing, purl 5

 

Turn work so right side is facing, knit 5 sts

Turn work so right side is facing, knit 5 sts

Turn work so wrong side is facing, work decrease: p2tog, p1, p2tog

Turn work so wrong side is facing, work decrease: p2tog, p1, p2tog

Turn work so right side is facing. Work decrease: slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over.

Turn work so right side is facing. Work decrease: slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over.

That’s it, bobble complete. They look a little tricky but after a few you will have it down pat. Now you can embark on your very own cozy and cute Winterberry blanket.

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