Dryer Ball and Pincushion

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Dryer Ball and Pincushion Pattern


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Knitting: Dryer Ball and Pincushion
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, increase, decrease

Pattern Description:

A fun way to practice making a ball and a not-quite ball.

Instructions provided for flat and circular knitting for ball.

Pincushion needs to be knit circularly.

Great for using handspun.

My WPI on the yarns you see here varied quite a bit...and the dryer ball shrunk quite a bit from what you see there. Felted up nicely.


not important... unless you're using super bulky and size 15 needles--you will end up with something like a basketball.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • size doesn't matter (so they say)


  • any small-med. needle and matching yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers, tapestry needle

About Designer

About Designer

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Author of "Grounded: The Seven", editrix of the WWMDfK series ("What Would Madame Defarge Knit? Creations Inspired by Classic Characters"), host of CraftLit: a podcast for crafters who love books, Heather Ordover lives, writes, and designs in Northern Virginia with her amused husband, her goofball sons, a sly cat, and far too many devoted mosquitoes.
Oh, and she knits.

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