Fabulous Felted Knit Flowers
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Designed by Patons® Design Studio
- Patons® Classic Merino Wool
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- Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.
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.
Note: Do not cut ends before felting.
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.
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.
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.
Work as given for Version I, using MC throughout.
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.
Approximately 5-inches [12.5 cm] in diameter.
19 sts and 25 rows = 4-inches [10 cm] in stocking st.
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)