Whenever the topic of bobbles comes
up, the sound of a knitter groaning is not far away. Why do people dread the
happy little bobble?
Part of the complaint is the constant
turning of the work required to work traditional bobbles. But there are other
methods for making bumps on your knitting. In the Winter issue of Knitscene,
Sarah Wilson walks us through five bobble techniques, including some
alternatives that are quick and fun to knit.
For the article, I worked up this
bobble sampler, which shows off the five techniques. See how different bobbles
can look? Some are petite, some are very large and three-dimensional. Some make
for dense fabric and some don’t affect the surrounding gauge at all.
But what do you DO with bobbles? We
offer four projects in this issue to show off the possibilities, and below I’ve
collected even more projects that use bobbles. Don’t they get you in the mood
for winter knitting?
Get your copy of Knitscene Winter
2011 for the whole bobble article.