Fabulous Felted Flowers

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Fabulous Felted Flowers

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Flowers are THE fashion accessories! Knit and then felted, these have endless possibilities. Approx. 5in (12.5cm) diameter. Shown in Patons Classic Wool 77732 That's Pink, 77330 That's Purple and 00210 Petal Pink. Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles.

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Single Size
Approx 5 ins [12.5 cm] in diameter.
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Approx 5 ins [12.5 cm] in diameter.

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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

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Abbreviations

Dec = decrease(ing)

K = knit

K1tbl = Knit next stitch through back of loop

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

rem = remain(ing)

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 5 ins [12.5 cm] in diameter.

MATERIALS

Version I
Classic Wool Worsted
Main Color () 1
Main Color () 1
Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.
Version II
Classic Wool Worsted
Main Color () 1
Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.

GAUGE

19 sts and 25 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

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.

Felting:

  • Put knitted pieces in top-loading washing machine. Using low water level, run a Hot/Cold cycle for 5-15 min. Put in a pair of jeans or large towel (in non-interfering color) for extra agitation.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda for a small load. After one cycle, check for size. Repeat as necessary.
  • Run through the rinse and spin cycle.
  • Lay felted piece on a dry towel, away from heat or sunlight.
  • Shape piece to correct measurements.
  • Allow to dry thoroughly. Do not use a clothes dryer.
  • If an edge ripples, baste a thread through the edge and gather in. Remove the thread after the felting is dry.

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

Flower Center: (make 1).
With MC, cast on 1 st, leaving 4 ins [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 3 sts, leaving 4 ins [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 ins [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.

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

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.