Yesterday I went down to Diamond Creek to measure up a pole wrap. Once again, yarnbombing is such a great way to meet people. A much needed offer to help, thanks Shanny, not just for holding up my crochet but for giving me a new idea or three. We got talking - and, guess what, I hadn't even considered macrame in my design. How exciting that's turned out to be. Sleeping on the thought I have come up with some genius ideas, so, stay in touch macrame enthusiasts, you are going to be very important in the overall scheme of things, all will be revealed in a few days!
Now for...... KNITTING INSTRUCTIONS for our colourful, gorgeous flowers to yarnbomb the water tank and pavilion, and maybe there'll be some leftover for a few bicycles as well...........
|These are just the very first test designs, more on the way................so much fun.......|
use ours, or yours 8 ply 100% acrylic in colours as near to ours as you have. It doesn't have to match - what flower in nature is the same as the next ? - but it would fit the designs best if its more or less in the same range.
NEEDLES - no 4
All knitting is one row plain, one row pearl, repeated (stocking stitch) to make either a square or a rectangle. If you are an ace knitter and would like to experiment with a fancy stitch or two - please do, it will add texture, just make sure its firm and roughly the shape we need. OH, and MORE important, enjoy the experiment
Its meant to be FUN, so, NO STRESS please. If you have 49 instead of 50 stitches or your square is a bit rectangular that's perfectly okay, it will still make a great flower.If you make a mistake or drop a stitch, don't unpick just go on and finish, it wont matter.. Nature is never perfect - AND we'd love to have lots and lots and lots and lots of squares so that we can make lots and lots and lots of flowers and leaves.
PINK IS FOR ROSES - but we'd welcome a few in red or yellow too. Cast on 100, knit 15 rows cast off.Rosebuds, 75 stitches, 15 rows.
BLUE IS FOR FORGET ME NOTS - cast on 25, knit a square, cast off
PURPLE IS FOR VIOLETS -- cast on 40, knit a square, cast off
LEMON IS FOR LILIES - cast on 50, knit a square, cast off
PALE GREEN - IS FOR LILY LEAVES, cast on 50 knit a square, cast off. LILY STEM/STAMEN - cast on 150, knit 5 rows, cast off
GREEN, EMERALD, SAGE, AND ANY OTHER LOVELY GREENS we need lots and lots and lots of leaves in different colours and sizes
cast on 25 or 30 or 35 or 40 or 55 stitches, knit a square, cast off.
finished? HOORAY and THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!! YOU HAVE MADE RAW MATERIAL FOR THE FIRST FLOWER MAKING WORKSHOP.
Drop your knitting off at one of our pickup/drop off points or contact us and then (if you'd like)
YOU CAN COME AND MAKE SQUARES INTO LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF LOVELY FLOWERS AT ONE OF OUR WORKSHOPS.
The first flower making workshop will be near the pavilion in Rotary Park, 2 Diamond Street, Diamond Creek on Saturday November 19th, 1-5 (weather permitting). If we have another really foul weather day we will reschedule and post details. Flower making Instructions will also be on YouTube in November. Let you know dates later.
For more workshop information: firstname.lastname@example.org 0409 977 563
Share this with a friend, have a knitty morning tea......or lunch,...or afternoon tea
The more squares, THE MORE FLOWERS, the lovelier our kniffiti garden!