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.

flowers1

 

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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