Baby's First Football by Clare Doornbos
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Baby's First Football

Knitting
February 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
20 yards (18 m)
This pattern is available for free.

A baby sized football (4” across) 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. It is knitted flat on straight needles, uses only 20 yds of yarn and it’s all in garter stitch. The pattern PDF contains photos to help with short row technique and sewing.

SKILLS REQUIRED
Knit (Garter stitch)
Short Row Shaping (explained in the pattern)
Sewing (explained in the pattern)

MATERIALS REQUIRED
Approx 20 yds of orange Double Knitting yarn
Approx 2 yds of white Double Knitting yarn for laces embroidery
US size 3 (3.25 mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Polyester fiberfill
Tapestry needle

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.