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Designer: Stana D. Sortor
Pattern Type: Knit
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Sizes Included: All Sizes
Yarn Lines: Wool of the Andes Sport Yarn
Yardage: 80
Needles/Hooks Suggested: Size 5 (3.75mm): DPNs
Fiber Type: Wool & Blends
Weight: Sport
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These eyeballs are knitted in the round from the bottom to the top. The pattern offers three sizes of eyeballs. Display various sizes and colors in a glass jar on a mantel for a great conversations starter.

1.25” diameter small eyeball, 1.75” diameter medium eyeball, 2.25” diameter large eyeball.

1 skein of each color will make multiple eyeballs!

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5 out of 5 stars

These are so cute!! My cat LOVES his eyeball with it's optic nerve tail. I even stuffed it with yarn remnants, and his own fur. I put a little pinch of catnip in it with the stuffing. He usually doesn't pay attention to toys, but he sure loves this one. He is a very long haired Himalayan, Persian, Ragdoll mix, and he sheds long, silky, gorgeous fur like mad. I have to brush him every day, and end up pulling tons of fur off of him. I have talked to my husband about making angora yarn out of his fur, and my 12 yo son has threatened me with death if I make something out of Squish (the cat's) fur (which of course, makes me want to make something very special out of the yarn, just for my son XD). Anyhow, these knit up very quickly, and they are awesome. Squish plays with his, then curls up with his chin on top of the eye. He even tries to sit on it, to make sure no one can take it from him. :D

5 out of 5 stars

DO make these if you have cats! I've made ordinary yarn balls for our cats for years from colorful sock yarn remnants and dk and worsted remnants, stuffing them with yarn or craft fiber fill, tucking in some catnip along with the stuffing and the cats prefer them to commercial cat toys by far! These eyeballs will take the fun up a level when giving as gifts for pets whose owners enjoy the slightly twisted humor. This pattern will definitely amuse my step-daughter, who will enjoy having some of these for her cat. I sometimes finish yarn balls with I-cord tails, which might work well on these as a macabre optical nerve. Our cats enjoy them both ways, with a tail and without. They race through the house carrying the small balls in their mouths, bat all sizes of them around the house, they sometimes carry the tailed ones by the tails or fling them by the tails over their heads to land behind them to add a bit of intrigue to their hunt & catch games. They have been known to collect their favorites, bringing them into their kitty beds to sleep with them also. Yarn balls last quite a surprisingly long time, too, in spite of the vigorous and continuous abuse they get from the cats. You'll enjoy this pattern, as will your cats and/or your gift recipients and their cats. You can also put more middle rows into them than the pattern calls for to extend the center portion, making an elongated cigar or snake shape too, to provide cats with a wrestling toy they can both bite on and kick with their back feet simultaneously--which my cats also enjoy occasionally too, but it's the yarn balls they play with the most.