Common Everlasting by Georgie Nicolson

Common Everlasting

March 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
70 - 80 yards (64 - 73 m)
Flower heads measure approximately 2 x 2 inches/ 5 x 5 cms
This pattern is available for AU$2.00 AUD
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Botanical name: Chrysocephalum apiculatum

This beautiful yellow wildflower can be found in all states of Australia. Its cheery yellow flower heads are instantly recognisable and dry beautifully. Common Everlastings generally flower in Spring in grasslands and open woodlands, but can flower at other times of the year.

These are a super quick and simple knit; requiring just basic knitting skills. The flower head is constructed from a half pom pom, with the petals using just knit stitch. The flowers are assembled onto lengths of i-cord and the short pieces of i-cord are used to create the leaves.

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This pattern has been released as part of WARM: a large-scale collaborative knitting project that explores why the earth is warming and what we can do to make a positive change.

Knitters of all skill levels from around Victoria, Australia are invited to contribute to this large-scale piece that will be exhibited at the Ballarat Art Gallery in September 2016.

Patterns are available individually, as part of an e-book or as part of a beautifully printed booklet available from SEAM.