Pompom Orchid by Dawn Finney

Pompom Orchid

October 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
About 19 inches high (excluding soil bulb)
This pattern is available for $4.00 USD buy it now

The perfect house warming or hostess gift knit….a beautiful pompom orchid!

Simply pop this lovely into a plant pot about 4 inches high for an unforgetable gift or conversation piece.

The ButterflyLove Pompom Orchid pdf knitting pattern gives you clear step by step instructions to knit a plant approximately 19 inches tall (excluding soil bulb)

This pattern is suitable for a confident intermediate knitter and is knitted flat. It’s a substantial project so allow up to a week to knit this up.

You can contact me at any point if you need technical advice or have any other queries.

What you will need:

2 knitting needles (US2/2.75mm or as per tension advice)
10g grey yarn (e.g. Sirdar Snuggly DK 460 ‘Eeyore’)
40g black yarn (e.g. Patons Smoothie UK DK 1033 ‘Black’)
20g dark brown yarn (e.g. Stylecraft Special DK 1004 ‘Dark Brown’)
Oddments of brightly coloured yarn for the pompoms
44 inches (1.1m) thin plastic coated or galvanised wire and pliers
Acrylic toy stuffing
Some pebbles (optional)
Cardboard, pompom maker or a large fork
1 tapestry needle for finishing

Skills used: Casting on and off, Increasing and decreasing, Picking up

Stitches used: Stocking stitch, i-cord

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This pattern is sold on the condition that it will be used for personal use only, e.g. making gifts for family and friends, not for commercial purposes.

(c) 2016 Dawn FInney