How to turn your knitted oblong into a ball

This activity is very rewarding to make and play with once finished! 

You will need:

  • Size 3-4 mm knitting needles. 
  • One colour or two or more eg rainbow colours of wool or cotton 12–20 stitches 
  • A balloon and red lentils to fill it 
  • Sewing needles to bring it altogether into a ball from an oblong . 

The finished ball can be used in numerous ways: throwing, rolling, fidgeting! etc but also for juggling if three are made. In addition if a thread is attached they hang and turn like a mobile or can be used as a game for swinging around. They make fun Christmas tree decorations. Some people even use them as eccentric earrings!

Video 1 reminds you how to cast on stitches, how to knit and how to attach a new colour.

Video 1 reminds you how to cast on stitches ,how to knit and how to attach a new colour 

Video 2 does casting off and filling the balloon and sewing and pulling it into a ball ! 
It’s not as difficult as it might appear !

Video 2 does casting off and filling the balloon and sewing and pulling it into a ball ! 
It’s not as difficult as it might appear !
How to make a ball

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Christopher and Rebekka Poffley have been working in education both in schools and as home educators for many years. Here they share some of their experience and resources as well as Nathanael's wildlife photos and blog.

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