It's #knitsamplesunday again! For the third Sunday in a row I'm posting a pattern for a knit sample on my blog.
Today's pattern is for the Bobble Stitch. The Bobble Stitch is one of my favourite knitting patterns. I discovered it not too long ago and it took a while for me to figure out how to knit it. I found a few YouTube videos showing how it's done, but I could not find any written pattern. While I like to watch short videos from time to time to learn something new, I still prefer to have a written pattern to read. Anyway, I finally figured out how to do it and documented it. It's a bit tricky, but not difficult once you know how it's done. Have fun!
- Use two colours to knit this pattern. While it's possible to knit it in one colour as well, I personally prefer two colours. Using two colours definitely has an advantage: The pattern requires to drop a stitch 4 rows down. If you use two colours (and follow my pattern) you don't really have to count the rows. Just drop the stitch until you reach colour A (in my case blue) again and continue. It's much easier than using just one colour where you have to count the rows and make sure not to drop the stitch too far down.
I knit the sample casting on 33 stitches. The pattern is for this size as well. You can knit the Bobble Stitch in any size, just make sure that the total number of stitches can be divided by 4+1.
- Material: You can use any kind of wool to knit the sample, I suggest to use a non-fuzzy but elastic wool such as merino wool. For my sample I used 100% pure merino wool (extra fine) and 3mm needles.
- How To: Knit sample according to pattern. Constantly repeat rows 2-13