Knitted Mandarin Oranges


Happy Lunar New Year! This is a good start for a new year, to create knitted amigurumi instead of crochet ones. It had been something I want to overcome with knitting. Last year I crochet a pair of tiny mandarin oranges as decoration in my living room, this year, I want to make a pair by knitting. Blessed with countless useful knitting tutorials online, I found Yarn Birdy’s tutorial on how to knit a ball, the tutorial is very clear and easy to follow especially when I am very new to knitting in the round with double ends needles.


After binding off the knitted balls, thread the yarn through the middle of the ball from the top to the bottom and pull tight until the height of the ball is shorter both side and then tie a knot and weave in the loose yarn.

Since I am stacking my oranges one on top of the other I did not weave my yarn or hide the end knot. (refer to photo above, the knot is visible on top of the orange on the right)

I only have 25cm needles, not knowing that there are even shorter double end needles so I struggled a little. Haha I can’t wait to purchase a set of shorter needles I found online at 13cm but since I bought a set of steel needles and another set of wooden ones previously why not cut the wooden ones into half instead of getting new ones.


2.5mm needles. Probably not the nicest carving and sanding result… X’D But they work fine~


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