Growing Flowers by Mia Rinde
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Growing Flowers

January 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
383 - 1094 yards (350 - 1000 m)
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Some of the most beautiful flowers are the simple ones, the ones that can be used in any type of arrangement and that never go out of style. This design is my tribute to them. I first made this as a blanket for my daughter, then a matching shawl for me.

This square design is knitted from the center out. It’s the flowers that make it grow and it includes a border with even more flowers. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions.

Yarn requirements are highly variable since the number of repeats can be changed. Use needle size suitable for your yarn and how lacy you would like the finished object to be. You need double pointed needles for the start and circular needles when your project gets larger. Four stitch markers.

Shawl sample is knitted in Grignasco Merinosilk 75% merino, 25% silk; 1533 yd/1402 m per 100g skein it used 60 grams knitted on 3.5mm (US 4) needles. The Floral Growth chart was worked 19 times. Blocked size is 110 x 110 cm (43 x 43 inches).

Blanket sample is knitted in Sandnes Garn Lanett 100% merino; 213 yd/195 m per 50g skein it used 95 grams knitted on 2.5mm (US 1 ½) needles. The Floral Growth chart was worked 11 times. Blocked size is 55 x 55 cm (22 x 22 inches).