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Step 1: Materials

The Materials you will need to make this project:

1. Knifty Knitter set of knitting looms.
These come in 4 sizes, for this project I am using the smallest loom (the blue one) but you can use any size. I have made larger eyeballs using the green loom.

2. Yarn- I am using Lion Brand Vanna's Choice. If you are using one of the larger looms you will want to either use thicker yarn (bulky weight) or use a double strand of worsted weight.
1 skein of white yarn
1 skein of black yarn (you won't use very much black so if you have some leftover from another project that is perfect)
1 skein of blue yarn (or brown or green, whatever eye color you want to make)
1 small skein of red yarn or red embroidery floss, I used Sugar 'n' Cream crochet yarn.

3. scissors

4. Poly fiberfill stuffing
O.K. another shot at posting a picture. I hope this one shows up! Thanks again for the great instructable & inspiration!
Oh that turned out fantastic! I love it!
nice<br>
I wonder if you could make them small enough for hackysack balls ? hmmm light weight ones at that !
Hey..the hackysack size would be cool to do on my P knitter. I am inspired!
Is it possible provide more detail and pictures for this step? pls and thanks
Hey eclipsed,<br /> I made a slideshow of my eyeball! It's entered in the critter contest so you can see it if you like!
Totally awesome! I don't have a loom so I've adapted my own version - by crocheting! I'll post a pic as soon as I finish it! :D
can you do this w/&nbsp; needles. because i never learned to use the loom and from what i hear, loom knitting isnt real. can you do it with needles though?<br />
<p>Yes you can, I have some instructions below.<br /> <br /> <font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"> <p>DIRECTIONS: Cast on 28 stitches.</p> </font></font><font size="5"><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></font><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"> <p>Row 1--Knit 20 stitches--turn.</p> </font></font><font size="5"><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></font><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"> <p>Row 2--Knit 12 stitches--turn</p> </font></font><font size="5"><font face="Times New Roman">. </font></font><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"> <p>Row 3--Knit 14 stitches--turn.</p> </font></font><font size="5"><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></font><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"> <p>Row 4--Knit 16 stitches--turn</p> </font></font><font size="5"><font face="Times New Roman">. </font></font><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"> <p>Row 5--Knit 18 stitches--turn.</p> </font></font><font size="5"><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></font><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"> <p>Row 6--Knit 20 stitches--turn</p> </font></font><font size="5"><font face="Times New Roman">. </font></font><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"> <p>Row 7--Knit 22 stitches--turn</p> </font></font><font size="5"><font face="Times New Roman">. </font></font><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"> <p>Row 8--Knit 24 stitches--turn.</p> </font></font><font size="5"><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></font><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"> <p>Row 9--Knit 26 stitches--turn.</p> </font></font><font size="5"><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></font><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="5"> <p>Row 10-Knit 28 stitches--turn.</p> <p>Pick up 2nd color, Tie on, carry along or break off &amp; knit 2nd wedge.</p> <p>Repeat pattern, alternating colors until there are 5 wedges of each.</p> <p>Stuff with polyester fiberfil and sew seam.</p> <p>3 colors can be used by knitting two rows of a 4th color</p> <p>and only making 9 wedges.</p> <p>(When using three colors--one gets 12 wedges).</p> <p>Here ya go..... Each can be made of scrap yarn.</p> </font></font><font size="5"><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></font></p> <p>Baby Ball</p>
You can also reduce the size, by subtracting either 2,4,6,8 stiches from each of the above.<br /> <font face="Book Antiqua" size="2"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="2"> <p>SUPPLIES:<b> </b>- baby yarn or 4 ply worsted weight</p> </font></font><font size="2"><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></font><font face="Book Antiqua" size="2"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="2"> <p>- #4 or #5 needles</p> </font></font><font size="2"><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></font><font face="Book Antiqua" size="2"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="2"> <p>- Use contrasting colors and alternate wedges</p> </font></font>
The idea is very nice, I think it could be better like juggle ball, to give the impression to juggle with eyes. Good idea anyway!
I have made up 2 of these eye balls so far! They are great fun to make! I cut a length of pantyhose to fit inside to stuff it so you can't see the fluff. It worked well! Thanks for the inspiration! Great instructions!
ooh I like that pantyhose idea, very good addition.
You are seriously blowing my mind! I used to make eyeballs in high school by balling up paper and drawing on a pupil, then leave them laying around the classroom, <em>this</em> however is <strong>super</strong> fun, and waaaay better!<br/><br/>Imagine having a few on your bed our couch as pillows, yikes!<br/>
the smaller ones would be good juggling toys
Yeah, you could fill it with rice or something and make a hackey-sack out of it. :D
That would be cool, maybe put the rice in a plastic baggie first so it doesn't leak out through the holes in the knitted eyeball.
those make the WORST hacky sacks though, i would suggest using hacky sack beads, and making sure you make all of your stitches VERY tight.
Mmmmmmm...eyeballs. I think my mom has those loom thingies, so I'm going to try to make one. Good instructions.
ive got to make one

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