Bobble (knitting)

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Raised round bobbles are knit into the placket and along the outer shoulders and sleeves of this jacket.
A close-up view of hand-knit bobbles.

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.

A bobble can also be a yarn Pom-pon used to decorate knitted items such as Bobble hats.

References[edit]

  • (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 (2012) The Principles of Knitting, Simon and Schuster, pp. 228-231. ISBN 978-1-4165-3517-1