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Oh, Balls!

from Liz Wray Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Oh, Balls!
Oh, Balls!
Oh, Balls!
Oh, Balls!

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase knitwise and purlwise
  • Decrease knitwise and purlwise
  • Cast off

Pattern Description:

A simple pattern for a toy ball, made up of 6 leaf-shaped sections.

The small ball is approx. 3" diameter, medium 4" and Large 5-6".

Obviously this will vary depending on how tightly/loosely you knit. I have not given a set tension for this pattern as it doesn't really matter, as long as you are happy with your results.

The balls can be made using any DK yarn and I suggest 3mm needles to give you a nice firm fabric which will not stretch to show the stuffing when filled.

If making the balls for juggling, I suggest the small or medium sizes and you may need to add something into the filling to give you more weight.

I have tried to make the pattern as simple and clear as possible, but if you have any problems please feel free to PM me.

I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Gauge:

No gauge given as it is unimportant for size. However, use a slightly smaller needle size than recommended for your chosen yarn to get a nice firm fabric which will not stretch too far when stuffed.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small 3" diameter, Medium 4", Large 5-6"

Materials:

  • 3mm needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle for sewing up
  • Toy filling
  • Small stone or other weight if making for juggling

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Any DK yarn

Colorway:

Whatever your heart desires!
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