Sunday, September 14, 2008

I Like Knitted Flowers

I've got this thing for flowers, but it's sort of a meaningless thing because I don't have a plan. But who says you've got to have a plan? They are pretty, so I make them. They are a welcome quick hit from other long-term projects. Also, when it's hot, they are a great thing to make. I have a hard time making hats, scarves, or sweaters with wool blends in the warm weather.

I started off with knit flowers, because that's what I did, knit.

This one is the Vogue flower, from the Fall 2007 issue of Vogue Knitting. Nicky Epstein designed it as part of her Anniversary scarf.

This one comes from Pam Allen's Scarf Style, in the Floral Trellis Scarf pattern. I used this on a shrug I made.

This pattern is free, on-line, it's the Knitty Rose and I used it on another shrug.

I broke down a bought Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers, but I haven't made many of those patterns. I did make the Cabbage Rose, which I was most pleased with

What killed knitted flowers for me was this lame creation, also from Knitted Flowers

Now that I've taken the plunge into crochet, I'm making flowers that way and am happier with the results.


Anonymous said...

All of your flowers are beautiful, but I need to find instructions to knit them (preferably free since I'm a 75 year old granny on SS). I found a knitter blog in 2005 with a "Floral Trellis Scarf" which was all flowers put together by "Sara" on Can't find her or a pattern for the scarf. I cannot teach myself to crochet although I've tried and tried!! Thanks for your help - Carole in NC.

Unclimber said...

Thanks for your comment!

Are you on Ravelry? If not, you should be! It is free and home of many gorgeous patterns, lots of them free!

I looked up floral trellis scarf on Ravelry and see there is a pattern in a book called Scarf Style by Ann Budd, I think. It may be in your local library. At the very least, if you are on Ravelry, you can look it up and see the picture, as well as pictures of all the projects people have done.

Good luck!

Unclimber said...

Oh, and if you are on Ravelry, come find me, I'm MissMookus