Flowers, Just Because by Meridith Shepherd

Flowers, Just Because

June 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
600 - 800 yards (549 - 732 m)
One size, 11”/28cm wide and 76”/193 cm long
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As Spring begins, colorful blooms start appearing everywhere: on the trees, in bunches at the grocery store, or farmer’s market, and as blooming bulbs in the flower beds. It is at this time that it becomes hard to resist their lure. Vases of flowers begin appearing on my kitchen table, and near the window in the living room. Occasionally, even my husband gets involved and brings home a bouquet for me… just “because”.

Inspired by Orla Kiely’s Abacus design, Flowers… Just Because features whimsical flowers on a lace backdrop. Adding a bit of embroidery adds a bit of pop to the flowers, and makes this a cheery little piece to make and wear.


  • Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (Shown in MC: Butter, 2 skeins and CC: Natural, about 10 yds/9m for embroidery)
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) needle
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Yarn needle

Finished Size
11” / 28cm wide and 76”/193 cm long

Skill Level
Experienced. Features lace and stitch patterning on both RS and WS rows. The lace pattern is repetitive and uses a small number of stitches, but requires attention to detail is required to create the flower motifs.

The Life’s Little Luxuries Collection is a series of designs that celebrate the little things in life that bring a smile to our face. Named for these little things, each design uses just one or two skeins of a special hand-dyed yarn, making them perfect quick projects for using a treasured skein. The designs will be released periodically, usually with two or three patterns being released at a time. They are priced at just $5.00 each, and will always be sold with a Buy 2, Get 1 Free promotion. No strings attached, no coupon codes, just put three patterns in your cart, and one will be free. Afterall, it is the little things in life that make it special.

You can purchase the patterns as single pattern downloads, or as an e-book. At this point, the e-book is priced at $15, and includes the five patterns currently available in this collection. It will remain priced at $15 until new designs are added to the collection, at which point the price will rise to a maximum of $25. Those who purchase the e-book at $15 will receive all future patterns added to the collection without any additional cost, making this a great savings over time.

This pattern has been test knit and tech edited to ensure trouble free knitting.