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Bobble: 5 Stitch Garter Bobble

There are tons of ways to make bobbles. In general, to create a bobble you rapidly increase into a single stitch, work these stitches for two or more rows and then decrease them back to one stitch. This tutorial demonstrates how to make a 5-stitch Bobble in garter stitch. 
With the right side facing you, knit into the stitch where you'd like your bobble, keeping the stitch on the left needle, yarn over and knit into the same stitch again, yarn over and knit into the stitch for a third time.
You now have 5 stitches where you initially had one.
Turn the work so the wrong side is facing you.
Knit the 5 bobble stitches.
Turn the work so the right side is facing you.
Knit the first two bobble stitches together. Place this stitch back onto the left needle. 
Pass the remaining three stitches, one at a time, over the knit-together stitch and off the needle, as if to bind off. 
Knit the remaining bobble stitch, returning it to the right needle.
For a project full of bobbles, check out Laura's  Bobble Sheep Pillow right HERE!

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Reader Comments (6)

I am somewhat of a plain jane knitter. I love this pillow, but do you not recommend it for my skills?
March 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan
I love... this pillow! :) Again... thank you for sharing your creations! :)
July 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDawn
This is a great pillow. Is the pattern no longer available? I couldn't seem to locate a link.
October 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Hi everybody at Purl Soho!

First of all thank you so much for all your inspirational posts about knitting!

For this one, is it possible to do it with Cascade Magnum as well?

Thank you very much and a belated happy new year to you!

January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinda
Hi Linda-

Thank you!

Sure, you could use Magnum but you will need to use larger needles and the finished sheep will be a bit larger. It's certainly worth doing a gauge swatch!

Thanks for getting in touch!

January 10, 2014 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
April 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAL

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