1 Cast on 8 sts and divide them among 3 double-pointed needles, leaving a 6-inch tail.
2 Join rnd, and using a 4th double-pointed needle, knit into the front and then into the back of every st—16 sts.
3 Knit 3 rnds.
4 Next rnd: K1, ml, *k2, ml; rep from * to last st, kl—24 sts.
0 Knit every rnd without further shaping until ball measures 2 inches from cast-on edge.
8 Cut yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Pull tail through rem stitches, cinch tight, and secure.
9 Stuff bits of polyester stuffing into the ball through the hole at the cast-on end until it is firm.
0 Thread tail left from casting on through a tapestry needle and weave it in and out along the cast-on edge. Cinch tight and secure. (You can use this end later to sew the ball to your knitted item.)
! Weave in the end at the top, pulling it down through the center of the ball and trimming it to neaten up the top.
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