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By: Courtney Scharf - Published:
These yarn ball innovations show how popular knitting has really become. An instantly recognizable craft material, yarn balls are typically associated with kittens and old ladies, but that's all changing due to a new design aesthetic that embraces all that is "uncool."

Influencing everything from hairstyles to lighting fixtures, yarn balls are unique looking and generally take on a spherical form. Some interpretations of the material, however, have morphed the shape into more interesting designs.

Whether you're a fan of knitting or knitted products or not, many can appreciate that this old school hobby is being referenced in popular culture and design so often. Sure to keep craft fans organized for years to come, the almighty yarn ball is here to stay.