Blue Flower Neck Roll
- Caron International's 'Simply Soft (100% Acrylic): Country Blue, Chocolate or Color of Choice (6 Oz/170 G), Lt. Country Blue, Bone and Off White (6 Oz/170 G)
- One 29” Circular US Size 6(4 Mm), Or Size to Obtain Gauge
- Tapestry Needle
- 15” Bolster Pillow Form
GAUGE: In Stockinette St 18 sts/ 26 rows = 4in/10cm
Embroidery Stitches (see diagram)
Fern Leaf Stitch
Note1: Chart is work from right to left on RS rows and left to right on WS rows.
Note 2: In intarsia method, the 2nd color is twisted (or picked up) from underneath the 1st color.
Using MC CO 54 sts
Wind MC, A, B, C and D into small bundles or wrap onto bobbins. Working Intarsia method described in note 2, work each row of chart 2 times across. - 108sts
Rep 70 rows of the chart 2 times. 140 rows. Bind off in MC.
Using single strand and tn, work lower stem in duplicate stitch in Bone (C)
Work center stem in duplicate stitch in Lt. Country Blue (B)
Work top stem in chain stitch in Bone (C)
Work chain st around leaves as follows:
Lt Country Blue (B) leaves in Country Blue (MC)
Bone (C ) leaves in Lt. Country Blue (B)
Off White (D) leaves in Bone (C)
Work Fern Leaf stitch in center of each leaf as follows:
Lt. Country Blue (B) leaves in C
Bone (C) leaves in Off White (D)
Off White (D) leaves in Chocolate (A)
Work running st in Off white (D) along Chocolate (A) lines as shown
Using double strand of Bone (C) work French knots as shown
Using tn, weave in ends.
With RS facing and MC, pick up and knit 102 sts along side edge.
Begin Garter st, work even for 18 rows ( 9 ridges), end with WS row.
Dec Row 1 (RS): K1, k2tog; rep to end - 68 sts
Row 2 and all WS rows. Knit
Dec Row 3: *K2tog, k1; rep to last 2 sts, k2tog. - 45 sts
Dec Row 5: *k1, k2tog; rep from * to end. - 30 sts
Dec Row 7: *K1, k2tog: rep from * to end. - 20 sts
Dec Row 9: *K2tog, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog. - 13 sts
Dec Row 11: *k1, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1. - 9 sts
Cut yarn leaving 6” tail. Thread tail onto tn. Pull through all sts on needle twice and pull tight to close.
Repeat on other side edge.
Place pillow form in cover. Using MC and tn, sew ends and seam.