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November 11th, 2008, 12:26 AM

Skill level: Intermediate

Bobbles are usually knitted into the fabric but they can also be suspended from the edge for a completely different effect.

Note: To cast on 2 sts at beginning of 5th row: k in next st but do not slip it off, slip new st from right-hand needle to left-hand needle, then work the next st in the same way.
Cast on 5 sts.
1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rows Slip 1, k 4.
5th row (RS) Cast on 2 sts as above, (k 1,
p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1) in nearest of these sts, [turn, k 5] 5 times, turn, slip 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sts one at a time over first st, working first st k 1 tbl bind off 2 sts, k 4.
6th, 7th, and 8th rows Slip 1, k 4.
Repeat 1st-8th rows.
Bind off.

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k = knit (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=84&language=)</TD>
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tbl = through back loop (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=92&language=)</TD></TR><TR>
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p = purl (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=85&language=)</TD>
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k2tog = knit 2 together (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=79&language=)</td> -->

Trim directions reproduced by permission from
150 Knitted Trims (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/%3CBR%3E0312363257/armadilloneedlec) by Leslie Stanfield, St. Martin's Griffin, 2007