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Stitchfinder: Knit Flower: Dahlia

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Dahlia
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Small petals
Cast on 8 sts, leaving an extra-long end for finishing.
1st row (WS) P.
2nd row K.
3rd row Bind off 4 sts, k to end. 4 sts.
4th row K4, turn, cast on 4 sts by cable method. 8 sts. Repeat 1st–4th rows 7 times, ending with a 3rd row. 4 sts. Do not break yarn.
Medium petals
Next row
K4, turn, cast on 6 sts. 10 sts.
*1st row (WS) P.
2nd row K.
3rd row Bind off 6 sts, k to end. 4 sts.
4th row K4, turn, cast on 6 sts. 10 sts. Repeat 1st–4th rows from * 5 times, ending with a 3rd row. 4 sts. Do not break yarn.
Large petals
Next row
K4, turn, cast on 8 sts. 12 sts.
**1st and 3rd rows P.
2nd and 4th rows K.
5th row Bind off 8 sts, k to end. 4 sts.
6th row K4, turn, cast on 8 sts. 12 sts. Repeat 1st–8th rows from ** 5 times, ending with a 5th row. Do not break yarn.
Work 10 more medium petals, ending with a 3rd row. 4 sts. Bind off.
Finishing
Beginning at the cast-on edge and reverse St st to the outside, coil petals, securing them as you go.








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k = knit

St st= stockinette stitch


st(s) = stitch(es)
p = purl


Pattern by permission from 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet by Lesley Stanfield, St. Martin's Griffin, 2009

 
 
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