Sunflowers by Andree Beddoe

Sunflowers

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 55 rows = 4 inches
in Garter
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1.0 mm
920 - 950 yards (841 - 869 m)
One size: 88”/223cm long x 12”/30cm deep at center; 9”/23cm sunflower diameter
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Sunflowers is a unique and fun knit. It offers a lot of variety, so you don’t get bored with any one section, and you learn a lot in the process. This design can be worn as a scarf or a shawl, and comes in one generous size that can be wrapped around the body twice in most cases. The shape is also unique, a very elongated arching shape, with the uniqueness coming from the way Sunflowers is worked - a master class in shaping….

Video tutorials are available

Other Design Notes:

  1. Sunflowers is a part of the Knitted Embroidery (KE) family, incorporating the ‘sunflower’ KE element.
  2. The elongated shape starts from the sunflower ends to the center ending ICords, where the 2 sides are joined in a fun and unique way. Stitches are picked up to knit the center honeycomb portion in short rows. Finally, the border is knit primary in garter.
  3. Beads are used in the sunflowers and on the border, but they are optional. Instructions are provided for both options.

Material Used

YARN
Fingering (used in sample shown),
A, brown, 320yds/295m (Hula Hut Yarns, I M Single, Moses)
B, teal, 275yds/250m (Hula Hut Yarns, I M Single, Treasure Teal)
C, yellow, 110ysd/100m (Madelinetosh, Tosh Merino Light, Brass)
D, multi-color, 215yds/195m (Hula Hut Yarns, I M Single, South Pacific)

BEADS (optional)
6/0 seed beads

  • Sunflowers: 252
  • Border: approx 470

NEEDLES/HOOKS

  • 3.75mm (US 5) 40” (100cm) circular needle, and 4mm (US 6) 40” (100cm) circular needle

  • 1mm (US 10) steel crochet hook for optional bead placement