Large Knitted Globe by Ruth Haydock

Large Knitted Globe

Knitting
October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
One size - similar to the size of a cricket ball size
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Knit Our Fabulous Pale Blue Dot
This knitting pattern will enable you to conquer the world and create a gift for yourself, a travel-loving friend, an eco-warrior mother or a geography fanatic father.

This pattern comes in written instructions and chart instructions in English, so you can choose which version you want to follow. I have written this pattern so that anyone who hasn’t tackled knitting in the round will feel confident in picking up their needles to take on the world! I have also created YouTube videos to help you create the world: http://bit.ly/RuthHaydockYouTube

To make a doorstop
Put a 700g- 1kg bag of rice in a ziplock bag in the bottom of the globe, then stuff the rest of the globe with fibrefill stuffing to fill it out. Make sure to put the bag of rice in around round 70 as the gap at the top will start to get too small. You can then add the fibrefill later on.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn
Small amounts of Double Knitting Yarn in colours Blue, Green and White
Approximate Weights Required: Blue = 50g, Green = 30g, White = 10g

Needles
Five double pointed 3mm needles or 3mm circular needles
Using 3mm needles with Double Knitting Yarn gives a tight fabric that stops stuffing from coming through, don’t be tempted to use bigger needles!

Notions
Fibrefill Toy Stuffing
Sewing needle to sew in ends
Scissors

Finished size
16 cm diameter

Gauge
13 stitches and 18 rows to measure 5x5cm (2x2in) over stocking stitch using 3mm needles or size needed to obtain stated tension