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Make Gorgeous Lifelike Knitted Daffodils

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(Four 2-hour Zoom Classes on Wednesdays at 5pm EDT on May 11, 18, 25, and June 1)

I remember opening my studio door after some time away and saw the flowers, luminous in a vase on the window sill. I thought, "O, who brought me flowers?" I was sure they were freshly collected flowers until I walked across the room and saw that the daffodils in the pitcher were the knitted ones I had made months ago. They looked so real; they fooled me.

That made me smile.

And I have a hunch that making these daffodils will make you smile: make them for your own pleasure or to decorate a Spring table or felted purse - I have so many ideas to share with you! and lots of beautiful purse decoration styling suggestions for you to try.

 

Class Duration

8 hours of class instruction broken into four 2-hour results-focused sessions.

 

Class Date

May 11  from 5 - 7pm EDT  

May 18  from 5 - 7pm EDT  

May 25 from 5 - 7pm EDT

June 1 from 5 - 7pm EDT

 

Class Size

The class size will not be limited. 

 

What You Will Learn

  • How to adjust the needle gauge and yarn weight to create flowers that are different sizes
  • How to knit the stem
  • How to make a strong receptacle or foundation for the petals, flute, and pistil. 
  • How to knit the petals
  • How to knit the flute
  • How to knit the pistil
  • How to bead your flower
  • How to attach it to a purse or pillow
  • How to wire your flower so you can display it in a vase
  • How to make, felt, and finish the Day to Date Night Felted Purses

What You Will Get

  • 8 hours of results-focused instruction with time for your own hands-on practice
  • Life-time access to the zoom recording of the class
  • Project support: Nora is available to respond to questions about knitting and felting daffodils so you achieve daffodil success!
  • A pdf copy of the Daffodil pattern - an $8.50 value.
  • A pdf copy of the Day to Date Night Felted Purse pattern - a $10.00 value
  • $5 store credit you can use to purchase supplies for the class.

 

Click on the Additional Details tab below for more information about required materials.

 

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  • Yarn, beads, and thread

    Yarn, Beads, and Thread Combination Pack

    (SWBT-)

    Color:

    Using Shepherd's Wool yarn colors as the organizing principle, we have created color-matched packages that include a 250yd (228m) skein of Shepherd's Wool premium merino yarn, a 1 gram package of no. 8 seed beads, and 80yd (73m) bobbin of nylon beading thread. Choose from our color suggestions, or, for unconventional yarn with thread and bead combinations, shop our seed beads and thread combinations and pair with your favorite shade of Shepherd's Wool. Try Citron beads and thread with Misty Blue yarn. Or choose Milk Chocolate Shepherd's Wool with Pink beads and thread. Or pick your own wonderful combination!

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  • Shepherd's Wool yarn in select colors

    Shepherds Wool Worsted

    (SW-)

    Color:

    This yarn is increasingly hard-to-find! If you love it, best to buy it now. All yarn sales are final.

    Here's why: We have recently learned that Stonehedge Fiber Mill will no longer be wholesaling their yarn as they lost their dye house. While they will continue to produce beautiful merino yarn for your enjoyment, they will begin to dye their own yarn. What this means, is that what is in stock now is all that we will be able to get. If you love this yarn, now is the time to stock up!

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  • Felted White and Fuchsia Peonies

    Peony Flower

    (207)

    Delivery Method:

    Peonies beguile us every Spring: their round buds glisten and require the assistance of small ants to open. Alas, they are gone too quickly as Summer approaches.

    Now you can carry the lushness of peonies with you all year: they look complex to make, but this pattern is deceptively easy to knit. Use them to embellish your lattice bag, your carpet bag, or put pins on them and switch between bags, coats, denim jackets, and hats. A beautiful flower for any occasion.

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  • Lattice Bag with Enormous Camellia Flowers (Camellia Flower Pattern Sold Separately).

    Lattice Bag

    (111-)

    Delivery Method:

    This beautiful knitted and then felted bag, available in two different styles - circular and rectangular - was inspired by the trellis that supports the climbing hydrangea in my garden. Woven through that hydrangea is a purple clematis with blossoms as big as dessert plates. The stunning pattern is created by a cable pattern that is worked in two different colors, fair-isle style.

    Both sizes of this felted bag are perfect for a dramatic every day purse or knitting bag.

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Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid 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

Shepherd's Wool. Worsted weight in the following colors: 

For the stem, choose Lime Green

For the Flower Petals and Flute: Look at images of daffodils to get some inspiration. Petals tend to be white, pale yellow, bright yellow, even pale pink. The Flute can be the same color or at times contrasting: Choose from Spring Chick, Buttercup, Lemon Yellow, White, Creamsicle, Peach, Antique Rose, Pink, and even Zinnia Pink.

 

Needles and Other Materials

Size 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles (set)

Locking stitch markers to use as stitch holders

A large-eyed, sharp darning needle to weave in ends

26 or 28 gauge brass or copper wire for wiring the petals

A pair of scissors