How to Knit Bobble Stitch

How to Knit Bobble Stitch

Stitches  |  1 min read time

Tutorial Overview

There are a variety of ways to knit bobble stitches. In this video we'll show you one of those methods. Always read your pattern carefully to ensure you work the bobble stitch required for your project. For example, some bobble stitches require more stitches, and are bulkier than others.

Bobble stitches are usually abbreviated to 'MB' in patterns (make bobble). In our example, we'll 'MB' using 5 stitches.


Step-by-step guide

 Step 1:

When you’ve reached the 'MB' in your pattern, work 5 stitches into the next one stitch:
Knit a stitch, purl a stitch, knit another stitch, purl another, and finally knit the 5th stitch - all into the same stitch.

Step 2:

Next, turn your work and knit back across these 5 stitches.

Step 3:

Turn your work again, and knit these 5 stitches.

Step 4:

Now carefully slip the first 4 stitches of the bobble over the stitch closest to the tip of your right-hand needle.
You have now completed your bobble stitch and can continue knitting your row.

Top Tip:

If your bobble wants to pop out on the back of your fabric, you can gently push it through to the front of your project.


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