Bobbles

Bobbles add texture and charm to any knitted garment. There are many ways to execute a bobble and my favorite is demonstrated in this video. This simple bobble has its origin in Irish knitting and finds its way into many Aran sweaters.

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19 Comments

  1. Helen Saud
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Im looking for a fingerless Mitten pattern.

  2. Posted April 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    I have a fabulous fingerless glove pattern on my Knit Along page. Go to the tool bar and and you will find it under Previous KALs. It is KAL#2, Reciprocation. Please let me know if you have any questions.

  3. Leigh DeJarnatt
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I love that I discovered your website. You are always my ‘go-to’ site when I’m learning a new stitch! Your demonstrations are never confusing – very clear to see and I easily understand the concept!! Thanks so much for going to the trouble of posting 🙂

  4. Posted January 18, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for your kind comment!

  5. Amy Franklin
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    I have become a big fan of your site as I have just jumped into knitting full throttle and find your tutorials to be great for learning new stitches. I tried your cables and had some success but was wondering how one would go about making large bobbles?

  6. Amy Franklin
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    i meant to say i had tried your bobble tutorial with success (not cables)…to many stitches on the brain.

  7. Posted April 12, 2012 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    Welcome to the sweet addiction of knitting! Bobbles are one of my favorite textures. The bobble I demonstrate in the video is a five stitch video. To make a larger one, say 7 stitches, more stitches must be increased into the stitch. Work a 7 stitch bobble as follows:
    (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) into one stitch, turn.
    k7, turn.
    p7, turn.
    k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1, turn.
    p2tog, p1, p2tog, turn.
    k1, k2tog, turn.
    p2tog.
    Good luck with your bobbles!

  8. Tammy Sanchez
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    I am doing building block#3 from your book. I am coming out with only 3 bobbles instead of 4. help!

  9. Posted February 19, 2013 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Do you mean 3 bobbles per row instead of 4? If so, work the 48 stitches of the row as follows:
    k1, p1, k1, p1, k6, MB, k8, MB, k8, MB, k8, MB, k6, k1, p1. k1, p1.

  10. shelli pegram
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Bobble. Video not working

  11. Posted March 31, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for alerting me to your problem with the Bobbles video. I was able to access it without any trouble. I updated the code as a precaution and maybe this will help you. Refresh your browser and kindly let me know if you are able to view it. I don’t want anything to stand in the way of your bobbles!!!!

  12. Charlie
    Posted June 24, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Hi. I am working on third building block and I can’t seem to figure out what I am doing wrong. I have started it over twice and keep ending with same results. Help!
    I make the bobbles-now that I watched your video-pretty good. Thank you-but at end when there are suppose to be 6 stitches instead of 8. I am only ending up with five. What am I not doing right? Thank you

  13. Posted June 25, 2013 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    I would be happy to help you with your bobbles. I am confused about the number of stitches – where are the 6 and 8 sts you are referring to? You make the bobble into one stitch which is increased into 5 sts (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) and then reduce back to one. Could you be a bit more specific so that I can be more helpful? Don’t worry, we will get you back on track!

  14. Maggie
    Posted November 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    I have a question for you about Buidling Block #3. I have tried twice now to knit the row 7 — knit 2 together, yo — for some reason, I am ending up with 39 body stitches and not 40. Do you know what may have caused the issue? Thanks!

  15. Posted November 12, 2013 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Thanks for knitting Building Blocks with me! My best guess is that you are forgetting to place a yarn over before the final four seed stitches. You are repeating *k2tog, yo* until the end of the Body which means the last stitch in the Body is a yo.

  16. Brooke
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    I’m working my way through Building Blocks and have just made my first bobble. I think I’m doing okay so far.
    My question doesn’t concern the bobbles. I am wondering if you know of a pattern for a sweater for a premature baby that isn’t too complicated. In other words, appropriate for someone who is only up to square 3!
    Thank you.

  17. Posted July 16, 2014 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Thanks for knitting Building Blocks with me! I recommend searching on Ravelry for easy and free baby sweater patterns. Here is a link to the page. Happy knitting!

  18. Amy O.
    Posted October 1, 2014 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    I’m confused on row 7 of the building blocks pattern. If I repeat knitting 2 together then a yarn over across the 40 body stitches there is still a stitch left in the body. Do I just knit it and then knit the 4 seed stitch border stitches? Thank you!

  19. Posted October 1, 2014 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    Thanks for knitting Building Blocks with me! First, I would double check that you have 40 body stitches before you start the row. It is very easy to forget to work the last yo at the end of the body. If you forgot to do this on a previous row then you would have one less stitch – 39. With 40 stitches you have enough stitches to work k2tog 20 times with a yarn over after each k2og.

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