Bit of Color Corsage by Deborah Helmke
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Bit of Color Corsage

October 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
556 yards (508 m)
About 5½" in diameter.

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2009: “Deborah Helmke says of the Bit of Color Corsage: ‘My daughter was asked by a store merchant if the flower on her hat was a flower or a happy thought - inspiring this corsage, which can brighten up a sweater, coat, hat, or package, just like a happy thought.’ Use bits and pieces of your most treasured yarns to create a special accessory.”

Finished Size: About 5½“ in diameter.

Yarn: Lion Brand Lion Wool (100% wool; 158 yd 144 m/85 g): #123 sage, #102 ranch red, and #171 fern, 1 ball each. Lion Brand LB Collection Cashmere (100% cashmere; 82 yd 75 m/25 g): #134 terracotta, 1 ball.

Needles: Size 6 (4 mm). Size 5 (3.75 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn).

Notions: Tapestry needle; 3 glass beads; sewing thread and needle; 1½“ bar pin.

Gauge: is not critical for this project.

Notes: Petals are worked first. do not flatten petals as they will naturally curl forward.