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How to knit flowers

Posted by KnittingDane on Tue, 2014-02-04 18:06

Briefly I believed I had made a brand new knitting pattern. But then I realised that the only difference was the cast on and an extra knitted row. But the result was pretty much different to my eyes.

How to knit the flower:

Cast on 51stitches with long tail cast on (Danish article). I have cast on with two colors which gives a really nice edge.

To make a two colored long tail cast on, you need two colors of yarn  Doh . The main color over the index finger and the edge color over the thumb. The slip knot at the beginning is made of both colors, so you can get a neat and tight beginning. At the end the slip knot is dropped, so don't count it in while casting on.

Two color long tail cast on

Knit 5 rows of stockinette stitch. When casting on with long tail cast on remember to begin with a purl row.

5 pinde glatstrik

Knit 1. *Bind off 9 stitches, knit 1. Repeat from * to the end.


Break the yarn, leaving an end long enough for weaving. 30 cm will be plenty. Use a tapestry needle to lead the yarn end through the rest og the stitches.

Garnenden føres gennem


Stram til

Stram til

To get the flower nice and tight, weave along the middle as shown at the image below.

Hæft omkring midten

Weave in ends.

Strikket blomst

The flower is just as pretty without the two colored cast on.

Strikket blomst

And now the original flower pattern: Knitted Flower Tutorial

I think the differens on the two flowers lies in the long tail cast on and the extra row knitted on that behalf? I'm not sure - but different they look...