Have you noticed the bobble wool in the wool shops and wondered what on earth you could make with it? Why not try knitting a baby blanket using bobble wool.
Strangely I see this wool in the shops all the time, but I can’t find much to go on when it comes to Google. I haven’t knitted my blanket yet and will try as soon as I get my wool. So once I have done this I will post a picture, as these pictures don’t do the blanket justice.
What Is Bobble Wool?
Bobble wool is yarn that has bobbles on it every couple of cms. It basically looks like a string of yarn with miniature pom poms joined to it.
How To Knit A Baby Blanket Using Bobble Wool
This is a really quick knit as the wool is chunky with bobbles and it is made using garter and stocking stitch.
For a list of abbreviations, visit my knitting dictionary.
You will need some Elle Fun Bubble yarn or any other bubble/bobble yarn that you can find and some 6mm circular knitting needles of 100 cm in length.
Using those 6mm circular needles, cast on 45 sts by working the thumb method. For every required stitch, twist the strand between two bobbles so that it forms a loop, then twist the loop once more and slip it onto the needle.
If you are not sure how to cast on using the thumb method here is a video to explain how to do it.
1st Row (RS): k working a st with the strand between two bobbles.
2nd Row: p working a st with the strand between two bobbles. Cont working in st st until the work measures 100 cm ending with a WS row.
C/off all sts loosely.
You can make this blanket bigger or smaller as you prefer.
Well now you know just how to knit a baby blanket using bobble wool.