Knitted Sunflower by The Mercerie

Knitted Sunflower

The Mercerie's Ravelry Store
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October 2013
Mercerie DM Merino
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
30 - 35 yards (27 - 32 m)
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This pattern gives full knitting and making instructions for The Mercerie’s lovely knitted sunflower corsage.

This design was commissioned especially by The National Gallery to celebrate their Van Gogh exhibition in 2014.

It has a finished measurement of approximately 13 x 13 cms and we think it looks delightful on our knitted felt bags or worn as a hair accessory.

We make ours using The Mercerie’s own brand of supersoft DK Merino wool, but it could be made in any similar weight yarn in a rich golden yellow - and natural brown for the centres.

The petals are worked just like our daisies - but the centres are worked in a moss stitch, to give a lovely textured effect.

A 50gm ball of DK wool will yield enough petals for 3 flowers

It is made of 3 components; the flower centre, and two sets of petals. You will also need a small amount of polyester filling to stuff it with, and a suitable brooch pin.

This is a very quick and easy project, one you could do in a couple of hours!