Knitting bobbles is like putting the cherry on top. You work along in happy anticipation until the gratifying moment you get to create a big, tasty bobble. Our Falling Bobbles Blanket is filled with these gratifying moments!

Falling Bobbles Blanket | Purl Soho

The blanket begins with a heavy concentration of bobbles that, as you knit, tapers down to a less-frequent few. Purl Soho’s incredibly soft and cozy Lanecardate Feltro lends each bobble extra substance and playfulness.

Falling Bobbles Blanket | Purl Soho

On size 15 needles, our Falling Bobbles Blanket is a quick knit… and a fun one, too, with dozens of cherries on top! -Kristy

Falling Bobbles Blanket | Purl Soho

Materials

Falling Bobbles Blanket | Purl Soho

Gauge

10 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Size

Finished dimensions: Approximately 34 inches wide x 47 inches long

Notes

mb [make bobble]: *[Yo, k1] three times in the same stitch; turn work so wrong side is facing you and slip 1 purlwise, p5; turn work so right side is facing you and slip 1 purlwise, k5; turn work so wrong side is facing you and [p2tog] three times; turn work so right side is facing you and slip 1 purlwise, k2tog, pass the slipped stitch over.  (If you’ve never made a bobble, you may find our 5 Stitch Garter Bobble Tutorial helpful. The details are not exactly the same but the concept is!)

You always make the bobbles on a right side row.

If you wish to modify the pattern, be sure to cast on a multiple of 6 stitches plus 5. For example, 6 x 10 = 60, plus 5 = 65.

Pattern

Cast on 83 stitches.

Work 4 rows of stockinette stitch, starting with a right side knit row and ending with a wrong side purl row.

**Bobble Row A: K5, * mb (see Notes, above), k5, repeat from * to end of row.

Work 3 rows of stockinette stitch, starting and ending with a purl row.

Bobble Row B: K8, *mb, k5, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3.

Work 3 rows of stockinette stitch, starting and ending with a purl row.

Repeat from ** five more times. [12 total Bobble Rows]

Bobble Row A: K5, * mb (see Notes, above), k5, repeat from * to end of row. [13 total Bobble Rows]

***Work 7 rows of stockinette stitch, starting and ending with a purl row.

Bobble Row B: K8, *mb, k5, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3.

Work 7 rows of stockinette stitch, starting and ending with a purl row.

Bobble Row A: K5, * mb, k5 ,repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat from *** once more. [17 total Bobble Rows]

Work 7 rows of stockinette stitch, starting and ending with a purl row.

Bobble Row B: K8, *mb, k5, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3. [18 total Bobble Rows]

Work 11 rows of stockinette stitch, starting and ending with a purl row.

Bobble Row A: K5, * mb, k5, repeat from * to end of row. [19 total Bobble Rows]

Work 11 rows of stockinette stitch, starting and ending with a purl row.

Bobble Row B: K8, *mb, k5, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3. [20 total Bobble Rows]

Work 15 rows of stockinette stitch, starting and ending with a purl row.

Bobble Row A: K5, *mb, k5, repeat from * to end of row. [21 total Bobble Rows]

Work 19 rows of stockinette stitch, starting and ending with a purl row.

Loosely bind off all stitches as follows: *K2tog tbl (through the back loop), place stitch back on left needle, repeat from * to end of row. Cut yarn and pull it through the remaining stitch.

Finish

With the right side facing you, join yarn and pick up 2 stitches out of every 3 rows along one long side edge.

With the wrong side facing you, bind off, as above.

Repeat for the other long side edge.

Weave in the ends and block as desired.

Falling Bobbles Blanket | Purl Soho