Whimsical Loom Knits – April 2016
Designed by Jenny Stark
Celebrate the arrival of Spring with this sweet little flower. This fun project is a quick and easy way to use up small yarn remnants from other projects. Use these pretty blossoms to embellish anything from hats, hair bows, headbands, afghan squares, refrigerator magnets, wreaths, etc.
Knitting Loom: Sock Loom 2
Yarn: Approximately 5 yards of worsted weight yarn.
Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle.
Gauge: Not critical for this project.
Finished Measurements: about 2″ diameter
M1: make 1 (to increase)
K2Tog: knit 2 together (to decrease)
Cast on 3 stitches.
Rows 1-2: K3.
Row 3: M1, K3.
Row 4: K4.
Row 5: M1, K4.
Rows 6-7: K5.
Row 8: K2, K2Tog, K1.
Row 9: K1, K2tog, K1.
Row 10: K3.
Row 11: Using the basic bind off method, bind off 2 stitches. (One stitch will remain on the loom.)
Row 12: Skip the stitch on the loom and cast on 2 new stitches.
The first petal of the flower is now complete. Repeat rows 1-12 until you have a total of 4 petals.
Repeat rows 1-10 once more. Bind off all stitches, leaving a long yarn end.
The knitted piece will look similar to this:
Thread the long yarn end into the yarn needle. Work a running stitch along the full length at the base of the petals.
Pull the yarn end to tightly gather the center of the flower. Use the yarn end to join the base of the last petal to the base of the first petal.
Weave in the yarn ends and the little flower is done!
Check this out – Try this project out in a super fine or fingering weight yarn. Use the same loom and follow the pattern as written for a slightly more delicate flower: