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Swirl Ball

Knitting
October 1999
any 4 ply yarn
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
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From Pattern Notes:

“This pattern was inspired by Judy’s 12-Section Yarnball. I’ve copied the instructions for stuffing and bind-off from Judy Gibson, San Diego NHM jgibson@cts.com with her permission. She also test knit this pattern. Judy said “I never did succeed in making it swirl, exactly.” So I took up her challenge and this is the result.”


“This ball comes out 4” to 4 1/2” in diameter, about the size of a grapefruit. I knit loosely, so a tight knit one would be smaller. The needles are small for the size of the yarn to keep the filling from showing through. This can be knit with a lighter weight yarn and smaller needles to make a smaller ball. There is a wrapping method for short rows that I haven’t mastered yet, but would be very good to use in this pattern. This is also an ideal pattern for practicing knitting backwards as the rows are short in order to get a good swirl.”

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