Thank you, Kristen!
I looked at your Picot Petals and while the sunflower petals are not
picots they are created using a similar technique of casting
on/binding off. My sunflower petals are actually based on needle
knitted pattern from "100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet" by Leslie
There is a picture on Ravelry of the needle knitted sunflower from
the book that inspired mine here:
Since I'm not a needle knitter or don't know anyone nearby who is, I
racked my brain before I was able to simulate their petal technique
to the looms. Then I worked on shaping the petal tip, which is not a
part of Stanfield's needle pattern. Also, the center of my sunflower
is made totally different from the one in the book. They used a seed
stitch for the center which was worked as a flat panel and picked up
stitches along the perimeter of the flat panel piece for the petals.
My sunflower centers are worked in the round starting with 12
stitches, increasing from 12 to 24 using alternating knit/purl
stitches and then garter stitches as it radiates toward the petals.
This gives an appearance very similar to an actual sunflower
always been my belief that you can't go wrong emulating mother
On 4/24/2013 7:27 PM, Kristen Mangus
It's very cute
Brenda! Love sunflowers!
It reminds me a
little of the flower that I made. Ours would probably marry up
really well for a great layered effect! :)
Here is a link
to the video. I did a smaller one too. The bind off matches
needle ones and I've worked closely with Charity Windham as
we've mastered the picot cast on and bind off to match now,
yay! :) I'll have to try yours soon. It looks neat!