The outside of the geode looked like an asteroid or a moon so I decided to try to knit Mimas. I did a complicated random increase pattern with purl stitches for the craters, then I flipped it inside out and grafted the edges. I put in a bean bag to represent the odd core that Mimas has, evidenced by orbital anomalies.
|Mimas has a sewn fleece bean bag core|
I got help from Twitter.
— James Tuttle Keane (@jtuttlekeane) June 2, 2017
People on Twitter thought my Mimas looked like the Death Star so I thought I'd make a planet for it to destroy. Uranus as photographed back in the '80s is a simple blue disk. Easy to make, easy to unravel. Here's the pattern I made up for it. It starts out like a geode but I added some extra blank rows in between.
This took 12.78 grams of Loren Patik 100% acrylic yarn.
When I stuffed the ball I wanted it to have all the layers of the ice giant Uranus.
After I finished knitting I put some monofilament line through the stitches to hold them until I was ready to unravel it. To finish the ball run the tail through the last stitches and tie it off.
Knit balls are pretty fun to throw around. I may make Uranus again.
Mimas was difficult though. Grafting the middle together is too hard. The Uranus method is easier.