A blanket for the baseball enthusiast!
It is an easy and fun project to work on while watching your favorite baseball team. The blanket is knit entirely in garter stitch so you can keep your eye on the ball. Three sections are knit separately and then seamed together to form the shape of a baseball. Shaping is created through simple yarnover increases, k2tog and ssk decreases, cast on rows and bind off rows. The yarnovers also serve as a visual guide of where to put the baseball stitching.
40”/102cm diameter circle
MC: Schachenmayr nomotta Extra Merino Big [100% Merino Superwash wool; 87 yards/80 m per ball; color: Ruby Red; 11 balls] or Briggs & Little Heritage [100% wool; 215 yards/197 m per skein; color natural; 5 skeins]
CC: Contrasting yarn in color of choice for baseball stitching (Note: Test CC yarn to ensure it will not bleed when washed)
US 8 (5mm) straight or circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
(Optional) H-8 (5mm) crochet hook for border
(Optional) Row counter
Tapestry or yarn needle
Recommended knitting skill level:
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