Heliotrope Flower Brooch by Bethany Hendrickson

Heliotrope Flower Brooch

September 2009
Sport (12 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
50 yards (46 m)
5" in diameter
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Heliotrope is a great way to use novel techniques and end up with a small, quick-to-finish project to show them off. This brooch makes good use of small bits of hand-dyed or hand-spun yarns.

Pattern uses wrapped short-rows, increase by working into front and back of a stitch, double decreases (sssk, k3tog, & sl1-k2tog-psso), fulling, and sewing on beads and a safety pin post-knitting. It is helpful to be familiar with these techniques prior to working, but isn’t necessary.

I like to include numbers and/or checkboxes that you can use to track your pattern rows as you knit. To work more than one, just slash through the number or checkbox once, and then slash in a different direction each time. You can also read about it on my blog: http://bethanyhendrickson.com/wordpress/?p=413

(Pattern PDF is roughly 519 kilobytes, and is 2 pages long)