Woolly Lilies by Mary Ann Stephens

Woolly Lilies

April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
ball band gauges are generally appropriate for this project
Variable, depending upon the yarns used.
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This pattern is available for free.

Use smooth yarns that are either solid-colored or self-striping. You can use anywhere from one to four different yarns within one flower.

The diameter of these pieces can vary greatly, depending upon the yarns used. For instance, my fingering weight lilies measure 2½”/ 6.4 cm across; my super bulky lilies measure 5½”/ 13.2 cm across. Hexagonal borders can add anywhere from ¾” / 1.9 cm to 2” / 5.1 cm to the finished diameter.

Usually, the needle size suggested on most yarn ball bands works well for this application, too. However, there’s no particular gauge to target here – use whatever size needle gives you a happy result.
Note: You can use double-pointed needles, two circular needles, or one long circular needle with the “magic loop” technique.