Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Ashley wanted to sell hackey sacks at his school fair and after many attempts at getting the size correct this is the pattern for them. I stuffed them with bear pellets, available from craft shops, you could use beans, rice or wheat. A bit of patience is required with the first few rows, knitting a bit looser than normal helps until all the stitches are increased.

Scraps of 8ply yarn
3mm needles

Using MC, cast on 9sts.
increase into every stitch - 18sts.
Knit 1 row,
inc. into every stitch - 36sts,
Knit 1 row,
*K2, inc. in next stitch, repeat from* to the end - 48sts.
Using C2 knit 8 rows garter stitch (knit every row),
Using MC knit 8 rows garter stitch,
Using C2 knit 8 rows garter stitch.
Using MC *K2, K2together, repeat from * to the end - 36sts.
Knit 1 row,
*K2 tog, repeat from * to the end - 18sts,
Knit 1 row,
*k2 tog, repeat from *to the end - 9sts,
cut a long tail and thread through the remaining 9 stitches and pull tightly, sew hole at the top closed and sew up side seam. Stuff with bear pellets and sew the end, you can vary your choice of colours to suit.

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