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Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Tutorial


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial

Hello!


In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to knit the Bobble Bind-off. It’s a really fun, stretchy edging that is worked perpendicular to your knitted fabric. I used it as the final edging to my Baymen Shawl & spread the bobbles out a bit further than they’re usually seen because I like the little something extra that they added. You can customize your edging to include as many or as few bobbles as you like by making them more or less frequently, but keep in mind that each one does take a decent chunk of yarn. (Probably more than you think.) You will not knit every stitch on every row & you don’t need to use any special short-row techniques.


I ran a live version of this tutorial on Saturday, December 8th @ 3 PM CST, thank you to everyone who joined in! I've posted the replay of that video tutorial to my IGTV Channel as well as on my Facebook Page.


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Happy knitting!

Shaina ^_^


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Materials List

Materials:

  • A project or swatch with stitches still live on the needles

  • Knitting needles appropriate for your yarn



Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Set-up

Set-up:

With Right Side facing & using the knitted cast-on, Cast-On 4 stitches.


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Row 1

Row 1 (RS):(Knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1) into 1 stitch. Turn.


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Row 2

Row 2 (WS):

(Purl 1, purl 1 through the back loop, purl 1, purl 1 through the back loop, purl 1). Turn.


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Row 3

Row 3:

Knit 5, turn.


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Row 4

Row 4:

Purl 5, turn.


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Row 5a

Row 5 (step a):

Knit 5.


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Row 5b

Row 5 (step b):

[pass the second st on the right-hand needle over the first st (1 st Bound-Off)] repeat 3 more times.


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Row 5c

Row 5 (step c):

All Bobble stitches should be Bound-Off at this point & you should have 4 stitches on your border (1 stitch is on your right needle already).


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Row 5d

Row 5 (step d):

Knit 2, knit 2 stitches together (this will be one stitch from the border & one stitch from the body of the shawl). Turn.


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Row 6

Row 6:

Slip 1, knit 3, turn.


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Row 7

Row 7:

Knit 3, knit 2 stitches together, turn.


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Rows 8-17

Rows 8-17:

Repeat Rows 6 & 7 five more times. (This is the garter-stitch section, adjust the rows here to increase or decrease the amount of bobbles you will have.)


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Row 18

Row 18:

Slip 1, knit 3, turn.


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Continuing Instructions

Continuing:

When you're ready to make another bobble, work your Set-up again & repeat Rows 1-18.


Step by Step Bobble Bind Off Knitting Tutorial Finishing Instructions

Finishing:

For the last row of stitches, follow the instructions for the Set-up & Rows 1-5 then simply bind-off all stitches left on your needles.



A textural hand-knit shawl in shades of purple with a bobble bind-off edging.

Check out the tutorial videos for tips on how to adjust your bobbles if they're looking a bit wonky or if it feels like they aren't quite right. If you're feeling like you want to try them on a full shawl, my Baymen Shawl is a great one to start with since the bobbles are so spread out.


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