I’ve been playing around with knitting flowers. Earlier in the year, I tried out several different patterns. I knitted some flowers that I liked, but I could never get the stem right. I tried wire, and I tried wire and tape, but my stems were still too floppy and not very nice looking to me.
I put the flowers away for awhile. Then the other day, I saw a picture of knitted hearts which had bamboo skewer stems.
I decided to try this with the flowers. I realized I could wrap the skewers in yarn. I brushed glue on the skewer, and then wrapped the yarn around it.
I used Knit Picks Palette. It’s a 100% wool that felts so easily. I can hand felt each flower in just a few minutes. I don’t really try to felt them completely. It just kinda depends. The whole endeavor is that way. This time when I started making flowers, I didn’t use any patterns. I kinda remembered some basics from the patterns I had followed, but I just decided to wing it. It was really a lot of fun to just kinda play with the yarn and to see what happened.
There is nothing uniform about the petal size, and some of the petals turned out a little wonky, but that’s ok. I’m going to keep experimenting and will just see what forms!