Knit Flower: Clematis

Petal (make 6) 
Using A, cast on 8 sts. 
1st row (RS) K2tog, k4, kfb, k1. 
2nd row K. 
Repeat 1st and 2nd rows 3 times, then work 1st row again. 
Bind off knitwise. 
Using B, cast on 12 sts. 
1st row (RS) Make a loop on each st: k1 but do not slip st from needle; bring yarn over between needles, take it clockwise around left thumb and back between needles; k st on left-hand needle again, slipping it off in the usual way; on right-hand needle slip 2nd st over st just made. 
Bind off, working k2tog across the row. 
Leaving the center open, join petals to halfway along inner edges. Pinch a tuck at the inner corner of each petal and stitch. Join ends of center to make a ring and stitch it closed. Set center on petals. 

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
kfb = knit into front and back of stitch st(s) = stitch(es)

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