A little about knitting flowers

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.

flowers2I 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!

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