I use two different colored needles of the same size so I know which side I’m on, I had a green needle in my left hand when I was on the right side when I made this ball. Much easier than trying to keep track of what row you’re on. I didn’t bother with markers once I got the hang of the pattern.
Instructions for One Section:
For first section Row 1: Loosely cast on 30 stitches, turn.For remaining sections Row 1: Knit next 4 stitches thru short row turn loop
and loop of next stitch (to close gap from short row turn from previous row), k
6, k next 16 short row stitches as before, k 5 (–) , turn.
For this next section, once I got started, I just knit till I got to the SRS
and knew that was my last stitch, then made a SRT and started the next row.
Row 2: + k 10, do a short row turn (SRT; yarn forward, slip next stitch purlwise, yarn back, move stitch back to left needle purlwise, turn)
Row 3: – k 6, SRT
Row 4: + k 6, k into short row stitch from previous row (SRS), SRT
Row 5: – k 7, k SRS, SRT
Row 6: + k 8, k SRS, SRT
Row 7: – k 9, k SRS, SRT
Row 8: + k 10, k SRS, SRT
Row 9: – k 11, k SRS, SRT
Row 10: + k 12, k SRS, SRT
Row 11: – k 14 (to end of row)
Row 12: + k 14, SRS, SRT
Row 13: k 9, SRT (6 stitches left on left hand/wrong side needle)
Row 14: k 9, SRS, SRT
Row 15: k 9, SRT (7 stitches)
Continue on like this, knitting up to and including the SRS, then performing an SRT on right sides, knitting to 2 stitches from previous SRS, then performing an SRT on the stitch just before the previous SRS, working your way across the row till there are 15 stitches on your right side needle (5 stitches after you’ve knit the 9+SRS for that row).
For this section, k to two stitches before the SRS from the row before, SRS, SRT, do this on the Right Sides and Wrong Sides.
Row 33: – k 13, SRS, SRT
Row 34: + k 12, SRS, SRT
Row 35: – k 11, SRS, SRT
Row 36: + k 10, SRS, SRT
Row 37: – k 9, SRS, SRT
Row 38: + k 8, SRS, SRT
Row 39: – k 7, SRS, SRT
Row 40: + k 6, SRS, SRT
Row 41: – k 5, SRS, SRT
Row 42: + k 10 > turn.