Soccer Season!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
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Knitted Soccer Ball

The Summer Olympics are 2 months away, so I thought I would reblog the soccer ball pattern I wrote up for the Word Cup in 2006. The soccer ball pattern is here and the PDF is here!

If you want a nice soft indoor ball, knit this with cotton or wool and stuff with a fabric ball or ball form. If you want an outdoor ball, you can cut strips of plastic bag or some other water-resistant yarn and knit it around a mini beach ball. You can also use a thinner yarn to make a mini ball, key ring or hacky sack. The PDF includes a bunch of ideas for patriotic colours, in case you’d like to support the home team.

Go Canada!

PS: This is cool! How coincidental. If you don’t want to knit a soccer ball (anyone watching Euro 2008? Yay!) you can Knit an Inukshuk for the 2010 Winter Games in British Columbia.

Soccer Ball Pattern Update

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006
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Someone emailed me a little while ago saying there was a mistake in one of the diagrams for my Soccer Ball knitting pattern. I finally fixed that about a week ago, so you can take a look at the updated version here, or grab the PDF here. The only difference is the construction diagram.

On Friday I’ll be emailing a pattern update to everyone who sent me an email or left me a comment about the pattern. If I told you I would email you and you haven’t gotten anything from me by Saturday, grab it here and poke me because I’ve probably forgotten.

World Cup Soccer Ball PDF

Friday, June 16th, 2006
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I’ve made the World Cup Soccer Ball pattern into a pdf. Get it here! The PDF also contains various colour schemes for each of the countries partaking, as well as Canada.

World Cup Soccer Ball Knitting Pattern

Sunday, June 11th, 2006
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Knitted Soccer Ball

Get the PDF!

This pattern is great for people who have little time to do anything. It’s knit in pieces, with each panel (a pentagon or hexagon) created individually. Just pick up a few stitches, knit a panel, and put it away. It’s all very laid-back, and great for people with short attention spans. It is the “Garfield the Cat” of knitting patterns.

In total, you’ll have to make 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons. Don’t worry, though, each one takes about ten minutes, tops! It uses up less than a ball of yarn for each colour so it’s a perfect stash-buster, and if you knit it in your national colours, it’s patriotic, too!

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Soccer Ball Pattern will be up this weekend

Friday, June 9th, 2006
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Quick soccer ball pattern news: I haven’t been able to finish knitting the whole ball, so I haven’t been able to fully test the pattern. By the end of the weekend, I should have it up on my blog for you to knit during the World Cup!

Knitted Soccer Ball Makes Scary Face

Monday, June 5th, 2006
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Knitted Soccer Ball-To-Be

I’m knitting a soccer ball for the World Cup! It’s my own pattern, but it’s quite simple to do. I’m in the process now of checking the pattern to make sure there aren’t any mistakes; by the first match, it should be available here along with many delightful country-specific colour schemes. If you have a favourite team you want to knit for, request it in the comments and I will whip up a colour scheme for y’all.