Lovely to see the first few daisies up in the garden. Yep, I suppose the lawn shouldn't really be full of them but they do look pretty and so they shall stay until picked for the perfect daisy-chain necklace.
So I decided to make what was supposed to be a daisy - or (I had to look this up) the giant daisy Leucanthemum (Shasta daisy). However, due to petal-laziness (I didn't realise they had so many) it turned out to be 'a pretty flower'. I could have done some extra petals but thought I could get away with making just five -making it so much quicker. But you could squeeze in as many petals as you fancy. I reckon you can get another five on there to make it a bit more daisy-like.
Vary your colours to match your room decor or if you're gifting it, choose their favourite colour. You can make many different flowers using this pattern. For a bit of extra colour, these could also look nice with extra added petals and two-tone colouring, to make a wonderful knitted senetti flower.
These little flowers can be used for so many things...
Decorative side pieces - I popped one on a straw and stuck it in a crystal rose vase (a bunch in a large vase may look a bit less lonely).
Hair Accessory - Sew them onto a hairband (with thanks to my daughter Caitlin for the demo!)
Purse, handbag or well-loved toy - Give any old thing a makeover! Even my rearview mirror has been revamped (just don't obscure your view!)
Handmade greetings card - Adding a finger-knitted stem to the bottom of the daisy can make it a nice addition.
So if you're out and about in the garden, pick up some inspiration for your own design, and with all this recent rain, there's lots of time to cosy up indoors and get your knitting needles out. Check back in the updates here next weekend or email me to get the updated patterns straight to you. Not sure what I'm going to have a go at this week...will have a think...!
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Made from a five knitted petals and a circular knitted centre, sewn together.
Vary your petal colour and centres, to make different kinds of flowers, or even two-tone for the senetti.
Perfect decorative piece or accessory.
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