I was a day or so late due to a false start but here is the first Christmas ball finished for KittingSarah‘s “More the Merrier” Christmas ball knitalong.
For my first attempt at stranded colour work, I’m quite pleased with how this turned out and I’m sure I’ll get better as I knit through the rest of the year. I actually had more trouble with the crochet chain hanging loop.
The yarn is Millamia Naturally Soft Merino which would probably be classified as a sport weight yarn and usually knits up on 3.25 mm needles. I used 3.0 mm needles for my Christmas ball and it turned out just fine. The yarn is really lovely to work with with no splitting and it certainly lives up to its “naturally soft” name. I would have liked there to be a richer Christmassy red but I had to settle for Scarlet. The white is at least appropriately named Snow.