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INSTRUCTIONS

Dahlia

PEDUNCLE (MAIN STEM)

Dahlia

R E C E P TAC L E
(CONTINUED)
and B held together, knit around. Do

I-Cord Round: Knit across; without

not cut the yarns.

turning your work, slip the row to the

Round 6: Transfer the 5 B stitches to

other end of the needle; pull the yarn

holders held to the center for the inte-

Transfer the 5 B stitches held in the

across the back to begin the next

rior petals, keeping the 5 A stitches on

center to 2 needles.

round.

the 2 parallel working needles.

Row 1 (RS): Using the live strand of B,

Repeat the I-cord round for 36 rounds

Round 7: With A, kfb in each

kfb in each stitch, turn10 stitches.

or desired length.

stitch10 stitches.

Bind-off Row: Using the backwards-

Round 8: Knit around.

loop cast-on method, *cast on 7

Round 9: Join a strand of B; with A

stitches, then bind off 8 stitches; slip

and B held together, knit around. Do

the remaining stitch from the right-

not cut the yarns.

to the left-hand needle and repeat

R E C E P TAC L E
( F L OW E R F O U N DAT I O N )

from * until all 10 stitches have been

during round 9 on a needle; transfer

bound off.

Round 2: Knit around.

the remaining 8 A stitches to 2 hold-

Cut the yarn and weave in the end.

Round 3: Join a strand of C; with A

ers held to the outside for the sepal

and C held together, knit around. Do

leaves; transfer the 10 B stitches to

not cut the yarns.

holders held between the A stitches

Round 4: Slip the 5 A stitches onto

and the center B stitches.

held to the center for the pistil.

PISTIL

Green (A), dark red/wine or desired


color (B), and yellow-green (C)

E X T E R I O R P E TA L S
between 2 or more needles.
Join a new strand of B and work in

1 S T S E PA L L E A F

rows, adding more double-pointed

Position the flower so that the

needles when it is comfortable to

peduncle is facing toward you and the

do so.

center is facing awaythis orients the

Row 1 (WS): P10.

sepal leaves so that the wrong side is

Row 2 (RS): Kfb in each stitch20

Work pistil stitches as an I-cord:

facing the petal undersides.

stitches.

Rounds 1 and 2: With C, knit

Row 1 (RS): K1, M1, k13 stitches.

Row 3: Kfbf in each stitch60 stitches.

around5 stitches.

Rows 24: Work in stockinette stitch.

Bind-off Row: Using the backwards-

Cut the yarn and draw the tail

Row 5: Sk2p1 stitch.

loop cast-on method, *cast on 12

through the 5 stitches on the needle,

Weave in the ends along the wrong-

stitches, then bind off 13 stitches; slip

pulling tight. Weave in the end down

side edge of the sepal.

the remaining stitch from the right- to

the center of the flower pistil and

R E Q U I R E D YA R N C O LO R S

Divide the 10 B stitches held at center

the 5 C stitches to a single needle

Yarns Used
Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherds Wool
(worsted weight) Lime (A), Garnet
(B), and Spring Green (C)

I N T E R I O R P E TA L S

Keep the first 2 A stitches worked

tinue the receptacle (below); transfer

Finished Measurements
Flower head diameter: 4" (10cm)
Stem length: 6" (15cm)

Round 1: Kfb, k1, kfb5 stitches.

2 needles held to the outside to con-

SAMPLE

for 1st sepal.

Round 5: Join a strand of B; with A

With A, cast on 3 stitches.

D I F F I C U LT Y L E V E L

Join a new strand of A and work as

peduncle so that the strand of C

the left-hand needle; repeat from *

does not show.

until all 60 stitches are bound off. Cut


the yarn, leaving a long tail.

2 N D 5 T H S E PA L L E AV E S

Use the tail to join the first petal to

Transfer the 2 stitches to the left of the

the last at the base of the receptacle.

petal just completed to a needle.

Weave in the ends.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Dahlia

PEDUNCLE (MAIN STEM)

Dahlia

R E C E P TAC L E
(CONTINUED)
and B held together, knit around. Do

I-Cord Round: Knit across; without

not cut the yarns.

turning your work, slip the row to the

Round 6: Transfer the 5 B stitches to

other end of the needle; pull the yarn

holders held to the center for the inte-

Transfer the 5 B stitches held in the

across the back to begin the next

rior petals, keeping the 5 A stitches on

center to 2 needles.

round.

the 2 parallel working needles.

Row 1 (RS): Using the live strand of B,

Repeat the I-cord round for 36 rounds

Round 7: With A, kfb in each

kfb in each stitch, turn10 stitches.

or desired length.

stitch10 stitches.

Bind-off Row: Using the backwards-

Round 8: Knit around.

loop cast-on method, *cast on 7

Round 9: Join a strand of B; with A

stitches, then bind off 8 stitches; slip

and B held together, knit around. Do

the remaining stitch from the right-

not cut the yarns.

to the left-hand needle and repeat

R E C E P TAC L E
( F L OW E R F O U N DAT I O N )

from * until all 10 stitches have been

during round 9 on a needle; transfer

bound off.

Round 2: Knit around.

the remaining 8 A stitches to 2 hold-

Cut the yarn and weave in the end.

Round 3: Join a strand of C; with A

ers held to the outside for the sepal

and C held together, knit around. Do

leaves; transfer the 10 B stitches to

not cut the yarns.

holders held between the A stitches

Round 4: Slip the 5 A stitches onto

and the center B stitches.

held to the center for the pistil.

PISTIL

Green (A), dark red/wine or desired


color (B), and yellow-green (C)

E X T E R I O R P E TA L S
between 2 or more needles.
Join a new strand of B and work in

1 S T S E PA L L E A F

rows, adding more double-pointed

Position the flower so that the

needles when it is comfortable to

peduncle is facing toward you and the

do so.

center is facing awaythis orients the

Row 1 (WS): P10.

sepal leaves so that the wrong side is

Row 2 (RS): Kfb in each stitch20

Work pistil stitches as an I-cord:

facing the petal undersides.

stitches.

Rounds 1 and 2: With C, knit

Row 1 (RS): K1, M1, k13 stitches.

Row 3: Kfbf in each stitch60 stitches.

around5 stitches.

Rows 24: Work in stockinette stitch.

Bind-off Row: Using the backwards-

Cut the yarn and draw the tail

Row 5: Sk2p1 stitch.

loop cast-on method, *cast on 12

through the 5 stitches on the needle,

Weave in the ends along the wrong-

stitches, then bind off 13 stitches; slip

pulling tight. Weave in the end down

side edge of the sepal.

the remaining stitch from the right- to

the center of the flower pistil and

R E Q U I R E D YA R N C O LO R S

Divide the 10 B stitches held at center

the 5 C stitches to a single needle

Yarns Used
Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherds Wool
(worsted weight) Lime (A), Garnet
(B), and Spring Green (C)

I N T E R I O R P E TA L S

Keep the first 2 A stitches worked

tinue the receptacle (below); transfer

Finished Measurements
Flower head diameter: 4" (10cm)
Stem length: 6" (15cm)

Round 1: Kfb, k1, kfb5 stitches.

2 needles held to the outside to con-

SAMPLE

for 1st sepal.

Round 5: Join a strand of B; with A

With A, cast on 3 stitches.

D I F F I C U LT Y L E V E L

Join a new strand of A and work as

peduncle so that the strand of C

the left-hand needle; repeat from *

does not show.

until all 60 stitches are bound off. Cut


the yarn, leaving a long tail.

2 N D 5 T H S E PA L L E AV E S

Use the tail to join the first petal to

Transfer the 2 stitches to the left of the

the last at the base of the receptacle.

petal just completed to a needle.

Weave in the ends.

D a h lia

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