Fabulous Felted Knit Flowers
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Fabulous Felted Knit Flowers

Flowers are the trendy fashion accessory! Knit in Patons® Classic Merino Wool and then felted, these stylish flowers have endless possibilities.


For more information on felting, click the link to see how to Learn To Felt.

Designed by Patons® Design Studio

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Patons Classic Wool

 

Material List

  • Patons® Classic Merino Wool
  • Patons Classic Merino WoolPatons® Classic Merino Wool
  • Patons Classic Merino WoolPatons Classic Merino WoolPatons® Classic Merino Wool
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Important to know before felting:
Record all the measurements and changes before and after felting. You will be able to adjust the method to produce proper results. Always test a sample. Different colored yarns may felt differently. Colorfastness can be affected by very hot water. Any knitting that has been properly felted becomes very dense and matted.


Step: 2

VERSION I:
Note: Do not cut ends before felting.


Step: 3

Flower Center: (make 1). With MC, cast on 1 st, leaving 4-inches [10 cm] end.
1st row: (RS). ( K1. K1tbl) twice. K1. 5 sts.
Work 3 rows in reverse stocking st.
Next row: (RS). P5. Pass 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st sts over 5th st. Fasten off, leaving 4 ins [10 cm] end. Holding both ends tog, tie in a knot close to fabric.


Step: 4

Large Petal: (Make 4). With MC, cast on 3sts, leaving 4-inches [10 cm] end.
1st row: (RS). (Inc 1 st in next st) twice. K1. 5 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 7 sts.
5th row: (RS). Inc 1 st in each of first 2 sts. Knit to last 3 sts. Inc 1 st in each of next 2 sts. K1. 11 sts. Work 3 rows even.
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 9 sts.
Work 3 rows even. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next 3 rows. Cast off rem 3 sts.


Step: 5

Small Petal: (make 4). With A, cast on 3 sts, leaving 4-inches [10 cm] end.
1st row: (RS) (Inc 1 st in next st) twice. K1.5 sts.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: Inc 1 st in first 4 sts. K1. 9 sts. Work 3 rows even.
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 7 sts.
Next row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows once more. 5 sts.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. K1. K2tog.
Next row: Purl. Cast off rem 3 sts.


Step: 6

VERSION II
Work as given for Version I, using MC throughout.


Step: 7

Finishing:
Felt pieces following How to Felt instructions. Shape wet petals by pushing thumb into lower half of petal to make indentation, and let dry. Arrange 4 Small Petals and 4 Large Petals around Flower Center as shown in picture and sew in position.
Cut off all yarn ends. Attach pin to back of Flower.


Step: 8

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Tips

Measurement:
Approximately 5-inches [12.5 cm] in diameter.
Tension:
19 sts and 25 rows = 4-inches [10 cm] in stocking st.

Abbreviations:
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
cm = Centimeters
Dec = Decrease
g = Grams
in(s) = Inch(es)
Inc = Increase
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together
mm = Millimeters
oz = Ounces
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over
RS = Right side
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise
St(s) = Stitch(es)