The first in this mini-series of textured stitches is the bobble. Bobbles are a classic means to create a very defined texture in knitting. They are typically found in patterns that are already textured on their own like cables, ribbing or twisted stitches. Spread on stockinette the bobble makes a popcorn kind of appearance. There are several ways to make a bobble. Size can be altered through the amount of stitches you use and how many rows you knit the bobble. The standard bobble in the tutorial here uses 5 stitches and 1 row.
Here is how you do a standard bobble over 5 stitches:1. Knit into the stitch where your bobble should be. Leave the stitch you knitted in on the knitting needle. 2. Yarn over. 3. Work 1 knit stitch, 1 yarn over......
Texture in knitting is a wonderful thing. You don't have to be a genius to create texture and there are A LOT of possibilities in knitting to achieve it. One of the most outstanding textural elements are bobbles. For a long time bobbles where regarded as old fashioned - at least here in Germany- but with a wave of textural excitement and experimental spirit the bobbles came back. For the next days I want to show you how to make bobbles and other texture stitches similiar to the bobble and how versatile these stitches are in knitting.
Here are the links to the tutorials in this series1. Introduction 2. Bobbles 3. Wrapped stitches 4. Nupps ...
Bobbles are a kind of texture stitch. They are basically a stitch increased by a number of at least 3, then worked in shortrows and reduced to one stitch again. The number of increased stitches and shortrows define how big the bobble will become. In this tutorial I will show a bobble with 5 stitches and 2 shortrows. There is another stitch which is worked similar to the bobble. The nupp (pronounced with a long u) is also increased like the bobble but there are no shortrows involved. The nupp is reduced to one stitch on the reverse side.
The Bobble1. Knit into the stitch where your bobble should be. Leave the stitch you knitted in onto the knitting needle. 2. Yarn over.
Knitting backwards or also called frogging is an activity frequently done over here in the last few days. The good thing is every version of my new scarf is getting a little bit better than the previous and the yarn I'm using is tear out resistant! It's the same yarn I use for my knitting tutorials.Probably you will not have noticed but it's not only the same yarn I use for most knitting tuts it's exactly the same yarn.
So it's out, I have 2 small balls of yarn I use for EVERY SINGLE tutorial. And you know what? It still doesn't show. I think that's a really hard quality test to be frogged 20+ times. The yarn is named Semilla grosso by BC Garn and I used it for the Caroline and Trigonometric scarf. It's not a bargain but it's......