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:
Row 1 (RS): Work k1, yo, k1, yo, k1 ALL IN THE SAME STITCH. You now have 5 stitches where you had 1 stitch, turn your work
Row 2 (WS): purl these 5 stitches, turn your work
Row 3 (RS): knit these 5 stitches, turn your work
Row 4 (WS): p2tog, p1, p2tog (3 stitches)
Row 5 (RS): sl1-k2tog-psso (slip 1, knit two stitches together, 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.
Try a purly bobble!
For the Silverbells sweater we’ve used a purly bobble. It’s worked much the same way as the bobble above, but with a few more purl stitches.
Row 1 (RS): knit into the front, back, front, and back of the next stitch (1 stitch increased to 4), turn work
Row 2 (WS): k4 across these 4 sts, turn work
Row 3 (RS): p4 across these 4 sts, turn work
Row 4 (WS): ssk, k2tog (4 sts decreased to 2), turn work
Row 5 (RS): ssk (2 sts decreased to 1)
Bobble complete! They can be a little slow, but the texture they add is such a delight!
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