Thursday, September 14, 2006

 

Help Needed on Bobble

Hi, I just started the Mason-Dixon Washcloth, the one with the bobble. I just knew I would get confused with the bobble. Never done a bobble. Anyway, it states "K into the back, front and back of next stitch, turn, P3" that's the first part of the bobble. My question is in one stitch I am going to knit in the back, then the front, then into the same back again? Then when I turn, won't my working yarn be in my left hand (I'm right handed if that matters, not sure) instead of my right hand? I really want to do this washcloth. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Terry

Comments:
I have not made this dishcloth yet, but I have made bobbles before. I believe the yarn will always be in your right hand. Think of the bobble as a little square in the middle of the row. You work back and forth turning just as you would turn when you come to the end of a regular row in straight knitting ,then when you are finished with the bobble you are just doing a decrease or binding off that little square. I think this is confusing you because you are knitting in the round. Hope this helps. Good Luck:)
 
Okay, that helped. I read the pattern again and I believe you knit into back of first stitch, then back and front of second stitch. I did it, I made bobbles...BUT somehow after getting all the way around, I was six stitches short. Which means I need to frog my bobble round and begin it again. I know I casted on the correct amount of stitches and can't imagine where I went wrong. But, I'm not giving up, I will do this!
 
Do just what the instructions say. You start with one stitch. Now, in that one stitch, knit into the back of the stitch. Without taking it off the left needle, now knit into the front of the stitch. STILL without taking it off the needle, knit AGAIN into the back of the stitch. Now you have three stitches where, previously, you only had one.

Then you turn your work around and purl the three stitches you just created. It doesn't really matter "which hand" the yarn is in.

Really. I assure you. Just follow the directions EXACTLY as written and it will turn out fine.

The directions tell you to knit into the back, front, and back of ONE stitch. But you knit into the back of one stitch, and then went onto the next stitch and knit into the front and back of it. Thus, you "used up" six stitches too many - which is why you're six stitches short at the end.
 
Colleen, so I am knitting into the front, back and the front again of the same ONE stitch? Okay, I took everything off the needle and will recast on for a fresh start. I tend to get confused some times with instructions. Thanks for your help. I will post later to let you know how I made out.
 
Yep, the pattern needs all three stitches (back front and back) in the same original stitch.
 
Don't forget this pattern has an error in the first printing of the book. If that is the edition you have make sure on Round 24 you delete the psso. Once you get past the eyelet row, this dishcloth will fly off the needles. Good Luck and Happy Knitting!
 
Okay, I'm putting this away for now. I have started and restarted and spent most of my day frogging. UGH. I think I need a break from this and will restart it fresh at a later date. I understand how to make the bobble and was successful, until I got to the last one and had one stitch too many. I thought okay, I'll just decrease and k2tog and go to the next round. I know, not a good idea, but I did it anyway. Only to end up with a bigger mistake in Rnd. 4. So, will conquer this at a later date. Thanks for the help everyone. I really appreicate it. Going to go cast on a ballband to get some confidence back.
 
This pattern is cool when finished, but very hard to get started. I messed the first one up, and on the second I managed to twist the yarn at least twice on the circular needles and had to keep starting over. The second one was much easier once I got the yarn right, and I also put markers in between each of the 6 groups of stitches. It made it much easier.
 
This pattern is cool when finished, but very hard to get started. I messed the first one up, and on the second I managed to twist the yarn at least twice on the circular needles and had to keep starting over. The second one was much easier once I got the yarn right, and I also put markers in between each of the 6 groups of stitches. It made it much easier.
 
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