Sunflower by Amanda Berry

Sunflower

Knitting
January 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
One size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

With this knitting pattern you can have bright and cheerful sunflowers in your home all year round. The flower’s stalk has a bamboo skewer inside it so that it stands up straight. Designed by Amanda Berry @fluffandfuzz, the flower and leaves are knitted in acrylic DK yarns on single pointed needles (not in the round). The stalk is an i-cord tube worked on two DPNs.

NEEDLES
A pair of 3.75mm single pointed knitting needles (US 5), and a pair of 3.5mm DPNs (US 4).

RECOMMENDED YARN
Sirdar Hayfield Bonus DK; double knitting/light worsted weight; 100% acrylic; a few grammes in each colour.

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle, a little toy filling, and a bamboo skewer.

SIZES
One size only - The sunflower is 7cm diameter, and the flower and stalk are 21cm tall above ground when planted.

TECHNIQUES
For confident beginners and above, other techniques used include casting on and off, a picot cast on, knits, purls, increases and decreases, and seaming to finish.

PATTERN INFO
This knitting pattern is a pdf download, 3 pages, and written in English. Patterns for personal use only; not for resale. Copyright © 2015 Amanda Berry; All rights reserved.