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Is there a substitute for a bobble?

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    Is there a substitute for a bobble?

    I'm working on this Drops pattern (it's free) and the bobble instructions say to knit & yo into one stitch to make seven stitches on the RS, then to P 7 together on the WS. This isn't really a bobble in my mind, nor is it fun to P7 together. Any thoughts? I'm not a fan of bobbles but I like the idea of making a stitch that stands out.

    For some reason I can't link to a pattern and keep the preview thumbnail. The pattern is Adagio.
    Last edited by FreedomLover; 10-01-2019, 05:15 PM.
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    #2
    Admin, is there a reason preview thumbnails have been disabled?
    In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

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    • Admin
      Admin commented
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      Was it previously when you posted a link it would pull the preview and put it in your post? I'm not seeing any errors but it has to be something I disabled when I was locking things down, I'll take a peak at how I can re-enable it.

    • FreedomLover
      FreedomLover commented
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      Previously I would add the link and the preview thumbnail would "magically" appear. It was so easy even I could do it.

    • Admin
      Admin commented
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      Got it, I'll take a look tonight and see if I can get it re-enabled. I turned off a lot of stuff to get things secured so now it's a matter of carefully walking some things back.

    #3
    FreedomLover - There are also 5-stitch bobbles. And nupps. Similar, but smaller, more delicate.
    Lots of videos and online tutorials... I could not pick one...

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    #4
    FreedomLover This does sound more like a nupp to me. I tend to prefer nupps because my bobbles always look kind of sad and I end up with holes.

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      #5
      FreedomLover , I've seen people substitute everything from good old stockinette (eta: i.e., just change it to K1 on the RS and P1 on the WS) to nupps to a yo/k2tog to a bead for a bobble or berry-type stitch (which is typically K2tog/P2tog on the same two stitches or K3tog/Kk3togtbl/K3tog on the same three stitches, or similar). Play around and pick what you like!
      Download for free my comprehensive, twelve-hundred-page (!) book, Stitch by Bloody Stitch: Knitting Charts Explained, at my website, http://hollybriscoe.com/first-edition-announced/

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      • FreedomLover
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        Beads! That's something I hadn't thought of.

      #6
      FreedomLover There are easier ways to work a nupp than purling all of those stitches together with your knitting needles. Some people prefer to use a crochet hook to work that stitch. I have a friend who uses a curved dental tool. You can also work it by inserting your needle and pulling one stitch over and off at a time.

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      • FreedomLover
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        Those are all good suggestions, thanks!

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      I've been meaning to update, I went with beads.

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      • FreedomLover
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        ilexedits Thank you! I'm kissing the air three inches away from each of your cheeks. ;p
        dekpass Thank you! I'm very happy with the beading.

      • WeeBizzom
        WeeBizzom commented
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        That is lovely. I had a look at the pattern and I prefer your version, with the beads.

      • FreedomLover
        FreedomLover commented
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        Thank you, I do too, it was ilexedits idea.
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