Knitter Newborn (Blue Loom) or ITA
copyright Becky Hardy 2006 - all rights
Slight change to make ball tighter - May 2008
1 oz of 2 colors of worsted
weight, 4 ply yarn
2 strands of worsted weight, 4 ply yarn held
together, e-wrap the loom 3 times around. Leave a 6" tail at the
Double Knit (2 wraps lifted over 1 wrap) around and
around until a ball
Remove with the gathering off method. (Like you would for a hat top).
Gather it tightly. Stuff with fiberfil. Then thread the
initial 6" yarn tail into a yarn needle, and weave it in and out of
each stitch on your initial round.
Gather tightly and weave ends under several times.
VOILA!! You have a child's ball. These are really fun to make and
I am certain there are many places who can use these toys.
Hospitals come to mind, nursing homes perhaps for physical therapy,
homeless shelters, schools, and I know LDS Humanitarian will accept
balls for children.