Football With A, cast on 3 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: K1. P1. K1.
3rd row: K1. M1. K1. M1. K1. 5 sts.
4th and alt rows: K1. Purl to last st. K1.
5th row: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1. 7 sts.
7th row: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1. 9 sts
8th row: As 4th row.
Rep last 2 rows until there are 21 sts.
Do not break A. Join B.
With B, rep last 2 rows 3 times. 27 sts. Break B.
With A, rep last 2 rows until there are 39 sts.
Beg with a purl row, work 9 rows even in stocking st.
Next row: (RS). ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Next row: K1. Purl to last st. K1.
Rep last 2 rows until 27 sts rem. Join B at end of last row.
With B, rep last 2 rows 3 times. 21 sts rem. Break B.
With A, rep last 2 rows until 3 sts rem.
Stitching Panel With B, cast on 17 sts.
Knit 1 row. Cast off.
Sew Stitching Panel to center of Football.
With B, work ‘Stitches’ as shown in picture, using straight stitch embroidery.
Approx 8" [20.5 cm] wide x 10" [25.5 cm] long
Alt = Alternate(ing)
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ing)
K = Knit
K2(3)tog = Knit next 2(3) stitches together
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop
P = Purl
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
Rnd = Round(s)
RS = Right side
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side