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Knitted Daffodil pattern

02/20/2009

Materials

1 set – 4 double pointed needles (DPNs), size 9

Flower: 1 ball – Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick – Orange (Pumpkin 133)
Stem: Patons Classic Wool – Green (Deep Olive) – using a Double strand of yarn

1 chopstick, thick wire, or stick to use for the stem.

this pattern does not need to be an exact gauge. If using medium weight yarn (as I did for the stem), use 2 strands of yarn at the same time.

Flute (flower center)
Using 4 DPNs and Orange yarn, cast on 9 stitches. Divide sts onto 3 needles, and join yarn to work in the round.

Rows 1-8: Knit
Row 9: *yo, k3* repeat across row (12 sts on needles)
Row 10: knit
Row 11: *yo, k4* repeat across row (15 sts on needles)
Row 12: knit

Row 13: *yo, k2tog* repeat across row , ending yo, k1
Row 14: Bind off loosely.

Petals (make 5)
Using 2 DPNs and Orange Yarn, cast on 3 sts
Row 1: Increase in each st (6 sts on needle)
Row 2: k1, p4, k1
Row 3: k1, yo, k4, yo, k1

Row 4: k1, p6, k1
Row 5: k1, yo, k6, yo, k1
Row 6: k1, p8, k1

Row 7: k4, k2tog, k4
Row 8: k1, p7, k1
Row 9: k3, k3tog, k3
Row 10: k1, p5, k1
Row 11: k2, k3tog, k2
Row 12: k1, p3, k1

Row 13: k1, k3tog, k1
Row 14: k1, p1, k1
Row 15: k3

Row 16: p3tog
Cut yarn, and draw tail through last remaining loop.

Stem
Using 2 DPNs and Green yarn (2 strands), cast on 4 sts.

Work I-Cord for 8 inches (or desired length). Bind off.

Finishing
Sew cast on (wide edge) edge of petals to the cast on (narrow) end of flute.

Conceal all loose tails of yarn for petals and and flute inside of the I-Cord.
Sew I-Cord to base of flower.
Run the chopstick, wire, or stick through the I-Cord to create a strong stem.
Weave in any remaining yarn ends.

Corinna
miss1932@gmail.com
www.boozeandyarn.com
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