Knitted Ball by Mary Garing

Knitted Ball

June 2014
Worsted weight preferably washable
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
small, medium, large
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The balls are great for children to play with, they are light weight and are great for infants and small children to grasp. Should be made with a washable yarn. The balls can be made with one or more colors, so this is a great chance to use up your skaps. The small balls are great to tie on the top of a gift for a baby shower instead of using a bow.

The balls are made using short rows, and if you are using multiple colors you start the new color in the repeat of row 1. There are 10 repeats, so you can use up to ten colors. The ball are then stuffed with fiberfill.

They also make a great cat toy, using a fingering weight wool and size 1 needles lightly stuff and sew up and then filt it.