Posted by: kunderthedesk | May 6, 2009

KUTD-able Pattern: Flowers

Picture copyright to Andy Williams at Folksy.com

Picture copyright to Andy Williams at Folksy.com

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought I’d post a free pattern (or two) that would be a suitable gift for the special mom(s) in your life.  Today’s first KUTD-able pattern suggestion are these gorgeous Flowers for Mam by fflwcs/Andy Williams, posted over on Folksy.com.  (In searching for these I found Folksy.com, which I didn’t know existed before today. Neat!) That’s “Mam”, not “mom”, though it’s close!

If you can use DPNs or Magic Loop to work in the round on smaller diameter knitting, you’re set. The pattern involves only knit & purl and basic increases and decreases to complete. The fun part about this pattern is that it’s simple and very flexible; if you want to only make one flower, you can. If you want, you could also make a dozen! Attach the flower cups to the ends of your knitting needles and arrange in a vase for instant transformation of those not-in-use needles or the straights you never use anymore because you knit everything on circulars these days. (Or maybe that’s just me.) It’s a great way to bring new life to the old needles you have sitting there collecting dust as stems of gorgeous knitted flowers.

Picture copyright to Kate Whitaker

Picture copyright to Kate Whitaker

Does mom not knit or do you not have extra needles sitting around to use as a stem? Turn the flower into a brooch by adding a pin to the back, or instead try this great little flower corsage at iVillage (original project by Rachel Henderson) that doesn’t require a knitting needle stem. Mom would be proud to wear a knitted flower corsage when you take her out for a Mother’s Day meal, after all.

Hope one of these two free pattern suggestions are able to help you find that perfect last minute idea for a great Mother’s Day present. Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Happy knitting :)

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  1. I really like your blog… I would love to secretly stitch or embroider at work. I like knitting too and your free patterns are cool.

  2. Thank you for your kind comment! :)


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