Handwork in Waldorf schools matches the development just as the subjects do. Knitting is one of the first handwork skills that students learn in Grade 1. This tutorial for a knitted ball is very simple, but is best suited for a child (or adult) who is comfortable knitting.
Cast on 18-20 stitches (less if your yarn is bulky)
Knit 12 rows in each color (we chose six colors in the rainbow)
Using a blunt sewing needle for knitting, sew the top closed and sew the side.
Fill the ball with wool and stitch the bottom closed.
We used size 10 knitting needles, and bulky weight Lamb’s Pride yarn available at A Child’s Dream.
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