Bobbles & Braids
Bobbles & Braids pairs two of my favorite stitches on a pullover for a playful deign: bobbles and braided cables! The sweater features a drop shoulder, boxy fit with fitted sleeves and a wide shallow neckline. Knit from the bottom up in the round, the top of the front and back are worked separately and seamed at the shoulders. The 3/4 length sleeves are picked up and worked in the round outward from the body. Bobbles & Braids is knit up in Spincycle Yarns new Metamorphic yarn, featuring a black base with tweedy colors mixed in. This design is fun to knit and is sure to become a wardrobe staple!
Size 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
44.5 (51.75, 59, 66.5, 74, 81.25)” / 113 (131.5, 150, 169, 188, 206.5) cm Bust
8-12” / 20.5- 30.5 cm positive ease suggested
Spincycle Yarns Metamorohic (Super Wash Wool, DK weight, approx. 400 yards per skein) in Warm Black # 1 Color
Approximately 1280 (1495, 1730, 1980, 2240, 2500) yards / 1170 (1367, 1582, 1810, 2048, 2286) meters
OR 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins
19 sts and 30 rows over 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st worked flat on larger needles blocked
26 sts and 30 rows over 4” / 10 cm over cable pattern worked flat on larger needles blocked
Note: The gauge differs for the different sections of this design; meeting gauge in stockinette should ensure your cable gauge would be correct in the same size needles.
Size 6 (4.0mm) 32” / 80 cm or longer circular needle for the body and additional needles of the same size for your preferred method of small circumference knitting for the sleeves.
Size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needle for neckline ribbing.
Adjust needle sizes as necessary to match gauge; the neckline ribbing needle should be 2 US sizes / 0.5 mm smaller than the larger needle when gauge is met.
Cable needle, stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn to place stitches on hold, row counter (optional), tapestry needle