Bobble (knitting)


Bobble (knitting)

In knitting, a bobble is a localized set of stitches forming a raised bump. The bumps are usually arranged in a regular geometrical pattern (e.g., a hexagonal grid) or may be figurative, e.g., represent apples on a knitted tree.

The basic idea of a bobble is to increase into a single stitch, knit a few short rows, then decrease back to a single stitch. However, this leaves many choices: how to increase and how many stitches, how many short rows to work, and how to decrease.

References

* (2002) "Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book", updated ed., Sixth and Spring Books. ISBN 1-931543-16-X

* (1979) "Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework", Reader's Digest Association. ISBN 0-89577-059-8

* June Hemmons Hiatt (1988) "The Principles of Knitting", Simon and Schuster, pp. 88-92. ISBN 0-671-55233-3


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