Friday greetings to you fine knitting folk. Ready for another pattern? We thought so. It's quite advanced, but well worth persevering with.
K = Knit
P = Purl
Yo = Yarn over needle
St st = Stocking stitch (one row knit one row purl)
St = Stitches
Tog = Together
You will need two shades of pink and a little green yarn
Main part of flower:
Cast on 29 stitches in the darker pink
Row 1 - Knit
Row 2 - Purl
Row 3 - (K2tog, yo) repeat until last stitch K1
Work 11 rows in stocking stitch, beginning with a P row
Row 15 - (K2tog) repeat to last stitch K1 (15 st)
Row 16 - (P2tog) repeat to last stitch P1 (8 st)
Row 17 - K2tog across all stitches (4st)
Row 18 - P2tog across all stitches (4st)
Change to green yarn and transfer the 4 stitches form the right to the left needle. Pulling the yarn tight K4. Transfer from right to left, pulling the yarn tight and knit again. This is an I-cord and will create the flower stalk. Repeat until the stalk measures 3cm.
To finish, (K2tog) twice, pass the first stitch over the second stitch. Fasten off.
Top of flower:
In the lighter pink cast on 36 stitches.
Knit in stocking stitch starting with knit row for 4 rows.
Row 5 - (K2tog) repeat across all stitches (18st)
Row 6 - (P2tog) repeat across all stitches (9st)
Row 7 - (K1,K2tog) repeat to end (5st) cut yarn leaving about 20/25 cm for sewing up, thread this onto wool needle and slip through these 5 stitches removing the needle.
On the main part of the flower sew up the side seam. Fold the bottom of the flower to the inside and stitch to create the picot edging.
We have done this flower in pink but you can try any colour combination - just have fun and experiment and let us know how you get on with it.