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Baby's First Football

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A baby sized football for sports fan parents and their little quarterbacks. You could add a rattle inside or just keep one on hand to throw at the TV if the game isn't going your team's way! For a BEGINNER knitter. The ball is knitted flat on straight needles, uses only 20 yds of yarn and it's all in garter stitch. The pattern contains photos to help with short row technique and sewing. HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY garter stitch flat knitting on straight needles GAUGE 7 sts and 9 rows in stockinette stitch = 1" SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 4" wide SUGGESTED YARN 20 yards of DK weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • Approx 20 yds of orange Double Knitting yarn
  • Approx 2 yds of white Double Knitting yarn for laces
  • US size 3 (3.25 mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge

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Natty Knits
Natty Knits
I'm an expat Brit living in the San Francisco Bay Area and a stay at home Mum. I'm also an avid knitter with many ideas for interesting designs using unusual construction and techniques. My Mum taught me to knit when I was 7 years old, I thought I'd forgotten it but when I came back to knitting 7 years ago I discovered that it was all still there. I love to knit in 3D and around corners, so I use knitting in the round and short row shaping in many of my designs. I'd also prefer not to sew lots of pieces together, so my knitted toy designs have as little sewing as I can manage.