Stashbusters: B is for Bobble

Stashbuster – B is for Accent is the second in a 26-part series. These patterns are not available on their own, they are only available in this bundled set, because they’re part of a bigger vision: I want you to actually look forward to new ways to use your stash. Each new bundle will have a different focus, with a range of different kinds of projects – all designed to inspire you to see (and use!) your stash in creative new ways.

$19.95

Description

B is for Bobble – the second in the Stashbuster series – explores the use of intermittent texture as a resource for stashbusting. These patterns work especially well for combining smaller quantities of yarn that may otherwise end up going to waste. We all know the struggle of having just enough yarn left that it feels like too much to throw away, but not quite enough to use for anything meaningful. What do we do with those?? Leftovers with limited yardage (especially in worsted and DK yarn weights) can be extra challenging, but these patterns are specifically designed to give them their day in the sun.

This bundle incorporates mini-bobbles to provide intentional breaks between stripe sequences, which creates a intentional design for small quantities without being noticeably “scrappy”. Mini-bobbles are especially versatile, even for those who consider themselves “bobble-averse” – they are worked easily over two rounds and don’t require you to turn your work. It’s all the fun texture of bobbles without the hassle!

Stashbusters – B is for Bobble is the second in a 26-part series. These patterns are not available on their own, they are only available in this bundled set through OliveKnits.com.

Individually these patterns would retail for $28 – catch all three in this bundle for only $19.95!

This Bundle Includes Three Patterns:

1. Bobble & Stripe Beanie

Mini-bobbles are an easy way to get the bobble look without the bobble-fuss! Designed for babies to adults, this project knits up in just a day or two, making it a perfect (and practical) choice for quick gifts.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size:

  • 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Baby (Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Sm, Adult Lg)


Yarn – Search Your Stash

  • Worsted weight or DK (or a blend of both) | wool or wool blend | Approximately 210-230 yards/ 190-210 meters in 100 g
  • MC: 58 (66, 76, 86, 99) yards/53 (60, 69, 79, 90) meters
  • CC1: 58 (66, 76, 86, 99) yards/53 (60, 69, 79, 90) meters
  • CC2: 27 (32, 37, 44, 50) yards/25 (29, 34, 40, 46) meters


Needles & Notions

  • US Size 5/3.75mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – body of hat
  • US Size 4/3.5mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needle – ribbing
  • US Size 5/3.75mm DPNs (crown decreases)
  • Stitch marker
  • Darning needle to weave in ends
  • Blocking pinsblocking mat


Gauge

  • 20 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked
  • Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.


Finished Measurements

  • Head circumference: 14.4 (17.6, 19.2, 20.8, 22.4) in/24 (36, 44, 48, 52, 56) cm
  • Brim to crown: 7.2 (8.5, 9.3, 10.3, 11.6) in/12.25 (18, 21.25, 23.25, 25.75, 29) cm

 


2. Swiss Dot Shawl

Stripes and souvenir skeins are the perfect vehicle for stash reduction in this classic two-color shawl. Knit in a triangle from the top (center) neck to the bottom point, you’ll work stockinette stitch in wide stripes with mini-bobble transitions to add texture and interest as your shawl grows.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: One size

Yarn – Search Your Stash

  • This pattern calls for 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn (100 grams each), in two colors. Any fiber blend with drape should work nicely, but keep in mind that bobbles will look slightly different depending on the fiber you use.
  • C1: 1 skein fingering weight yarn | Approximately 400-480 yards in 100 grams (you will only need about 400 yards)
  • C2: 1 skein fingering weight yarn | Approximately 400-480 yards in 100 grams (you will only need about 400 yards)


Needles & Notions


Gauge

  • 21 st and 30 rows (approximately) blocked. Gauge will vary based on yarn selection.
  • Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.


Finished Measurements

  • 62 in/57 cm wing tip to wing tip
  • 28 in/26 cm top center to bottom point

 


3. Bobble & Stripe Pullover

Color and texture are the perfect duo for children’s knitting in this top-down, seamless yoke sweater. The design comes together quickly with practical details that make it easy to put your leftovers to good use. Think outside the box for unique color combinations!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size:

  • 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • 0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1- 2 yrs, 2 -4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6- 8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)


Yarn – Search Your Stash

  • DK or Light Worsted Weight | wool or cotton/wool blends | Approximately 220-231 yards/ 200-211 meters in 100 g | 280 (310, 320, 450, 520, 700, 730) yards/ 256 (283, 293, 411, 475, 640, 667) meters
  • MC (Color 1): Aqua 182 (202, 208, 293, 338, 455, 475) yards/166 (185, 190, 268, 309, 416, 434) meters
  • C1 (Contrast Color 1): Gold 59 (65, 67, 94, 109, 147, 153) yards/54 (59, 61, 86, 100, 134, 139) meters
  • C2 (Contrast Color 2): Coral 39 (43, 45, 63, 73, 98, 102) yards/36 (39, 41, 58, 67, 90, 93) meters


Needles & Notions

  • US Size 5/3.75mm (12 -24 in/30-60 cm) circular needles – yoke and body
  • US Size 5/3.75mm (12 in/30 cm circular needles or DPNs) – sleeves
  • US Size 4/3.5 mm (12-16 in/30-40 cm) circular needles – neckline
  • US Size 4/3.5mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) circular needles – bottom ribbing
  • US Size 4/3.5mm (DPNs) – sleeve cuffs
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle to weave in ends
  • Blocking pinsblocking mat


Gauge

  • 21 st and 30 rows in 4 in/10 cm with largest needle in reverse stockinette stitch, blocked
  • Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.


Finished Measurements

  • Chest circumference: 20.6 (22.1, 22.9, 25, 26.9, 29, 31.6) in/51.5 (55.25, 57.25, 62.5, 67.25, 72.5, 79) cm
  • Length of lower body from underarm: 6 (6.5, 7, 8.5, 10, 12, 14) in/15 (16.25, 17.5, 21.25, 25, 30, 35) cm
  • Sleeve length: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 11, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5) in/ 16.25 (18.75, 21.25, 27.5, 31.25, 33.75, 36.25) cm
  • Sleeve Circumference: 7.25 (7.6, 8, 8, 9.1, 9.5, 10.7) in/18.1 (19, 20, 20, 22.9, 23.8, 26.7) cm
  • Yoke depth (measured from under the ribbing to the underarm): 4.8 (4.9, 5.1, 5.1, 5.9, 6.5, 6.5) in/12 (12, 12.75, 12.75, 14.75, 16.25, 16.25) cm