...or not to bobble. That IS the question. After 8 inches of 2x2 twisted rib stitch and almost one pattern repeat completed on the Cabled Dress (mine will be a tunic), I came to a halt when I realized I had never "bobbled" before.
I tried the technique stated HERE on the Patons website (click on the 'Resources' tab, then 'Abbriviations-stitch glossary') and while it created a nice little bobble, I knew my technique had to be perfected. So, out came the scrap yarn and 30 minutes later, I had made three bobbles. THREE. It was then that I started contemplating whether I truly needed bobbles.
In the end, I made the decision not to bobble. It's a lot of extra work and I am still not convinced it made much of a difference in this particular pattern. I think with the combination of the yarn (Patons Angora Bamboo) and the color I chose (Flax), the bobbles just don't stand out very much. Plus, I like the look of the cables without them. What do you think?