Slowly! Carefully! Not while watching TV! I recently started a cardigan that required a row of bobbles at the bottom, which was very pretty. I spent an AGE doing them and managed to get only one wrong - I somehow ended up with a hole next to the bobble which I had planned to sew closed later. However, I soon realised that the yarn I was using for the cardigan (it was a substitute) wasn't working and abandoned the work.
I was really please, though, that I'd had a go at making bobbles. I'd always believed that they were very difficult and that I wouldn't be able to manage, or wouldn't have the patience for them. But, as long as there aren't too many, it isn't hard at all. It does require patience, though. And my top tip is to pull that yarn VERY tightly when finishing it off. Also, when you knit or purl the next row, knit very tightly again. And no, I have no idea how I managed to make that hole next to the bobble - obviously I must have forgotten one of the many steps! Easy to do.
|I did a practise square before starting the project|
|The row of bobbles long the hem|
|A close up|
|My new project with Sirdar's Pattercake|
|I love all the yellows for spring!|
|I've discovered that a fancy bag from a shop makes a great place to keep my WIP!|