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Camellia Flower Pattern

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Difficulty: Easy

My great Uncle Henry loved camellias but was told by a famous horticulturist that the soil on his property was not appropriate for growing camellias. Never one to take no for an answer, Uncle Henry ordered truck loads of peet, humus, lime. Under a forest of long leaf pines, he planted camellias. And they thrived. For years he collected them from all over the world until he had 25,000 plants, plants as big as trees, blossoms as large as dinner plates.

This pattern is my homage to Uncle Henry. How I wish I could have seen such a luxury of camellias, walked the paths of his garden.

Take a look at all the different colors camellias can be and then experiment with this pattern. Enjoy the process. Make something beautiful. Love the camellias you make.

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    The French Anemone, perhaps best known as a blossom favored by brides for its dramatic dark purple center and stamens surrounded by blush or creamy white petals, is a member of the ranunculus family. The flower can be found with a variety of brightly colored petals but the same dramatic center and long eyelash stamens.

    Noni's knitted version of this much loved flower is so life-like it just might fool you. Perfect in white as a single stem or a bouquet for a bride-white bag that will be cherished for years to come. Stunning in bright colors on equally bright bags, hats, the cuffs of gauntlets.

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Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid Beginner to intermediate knitters: Requires knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, and working short rows (with no wrapped stitches).


Gauge

Gauge is not important for this project. 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.


Yarn Requirements

2 skeins (+/- 400 yards) of worsted weight yarn makes approximately two large flowers or several medium-sized flowers


Needles and Other Materials

Large Flowers Only

Size 11 (8mm) needles

Medium Flowers Only

Size 5 - 8 (3.75 - 5mm) needles


Pictured Samples

The pictured flowers were made with Shepherd's Wool by Stonehedge Fiber Mill in Violet. The fuzzy centers are made with Fizz in Black by Crystal Palace Yarns.


Third Edition

Third edition patterns may contain an extra turn in Row 2 of the first half of the petal. This is how Rows 1 and 2 should read: Row 1 and subsequent odd rows (RS) Kf&b, K6. Stop and turn. Row 2 and subsequent even rows (WS) P8.