If you have never knit a bobble, consider adding one to your weekend plans. The fun design element is no stranger to knitwear design – especially baby blankets – but lately bobbles have been popping up on their fair share of Ravelry top projects. Andrea Mowry has used them to create texture in her Stonecrop and Daydreamer sweaters, while Stephen West has used a more modern version of the circular pops as a colorwork element in his Bubble Sweater. To celebrate this recent trend, we rounded up four patterns that put bobbles in the spotlight.

“Volitare” by Christina Danaee

Unique colorwork techniques and bobbles are used to create this cool textured hat. Choose two colors of fingering weight yarn to work this hat from the bottom up. Three sizes are available.

“Thunder and Lightning” by Dawn Henderson

Designed for this year’s Yarn Along The Rockies yarn crawl by designer Dawn Henderson, this pair of ankle-height socks features texture along the foot and sweet bobbles around the ankle. Knit from the top down, this pair of fingering weight socks is available in four sizes.

“Heirloom” by Kraftling

Designed to accommodate any weight yarn (making it a great stash buster!), “Heirloom” is a triangle-shaped shawl that has a textured geometric pattern with lots of fun bobbles. While the designer’s samples are knit with DK and Bulky weight yarn, you could use any weight yarn with as much yardage to create a scarf to best fit your style.

“Bramblewood” by Heidi Reszies

Traditional bobbles are swapped for a modern, lay-flat version of bobbly texture in this super cozy scarf. Bulky weight yarn and size US 9 needles make this svarf fun to knit. “Bramblewood’s” length can be easily adjusted to fit any size.