Inspired by Wild Geraniums & Forsythia, these flowers are elegant through their simplicity and the classic flower shape. Beautifully dazzling when wired and embellished with a sparkle or cabochon rivet in the center, these easy-to-make and quick-to-knit flowers are lovely scattered across the front of a bag, as decorations on your latest Ella Coat, or sewn onto Noni Flower Clips and then worn in your hair.
They are also the perfect gift-knitting flower: sew to Flower clips and then fasten onto a ribbon that decorates the neck of a wine bottle, clip them to the neckline of your sweater or t-shirt, or onto your ballet slipper flats.
Felt or wire and leave unfelted as you desire. Noni prefers worsted weight Shepherd's Wool for these flowers because the colors render flowers life-like. Add beads and the flowers look as though just opening on a dewy morning.
Look at the Additional Details page for more information and a list of required materials.
Intrepid Easy to Intermediate: requires knowledge of knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, working in the round on double-pointed needles, and some simple hand-sewing.
Work each felted flower with a single strand of worsted weight, feltable yarn held throughout. To make the flowers in the size pictured, use the recommended needle size. For smaller or larger flowers, change your gauge by going down in yarn and needle size, or up, respectively.
Each large flower requires approximately 10 yds (9m) of worsted weight, feltable yarn; small flowers require slightly less.
Other yarn fibers also work well for unfelted flowers but make the flowers harder to work: silk makes beautifully glossy flowers, embellished yarns can add sparkle and depth, and hand-dyed silks are particularly pretty if the color gradation is long enough to allow all petals to begin at the same point in the grade (see my Cactus Flowers as an example).
Size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5) for flowers
Locking stitch markers as stitch holders
Sharp large-eyed needle for weaving in ends and optional wiring
Beads and Nylon beading thread for optional hand-beading and sewing flowers onto bags or other items
Noni Sparkle Rivets to decorate the flower centers
Noni Flower Clips so flowers can be clipped to virtually anything (optional)
Pictured felted flowers were made with Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool in Zinnia Pink and Pink with pink sparkle rivet centers.
No errors have been reported for this pattern.