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« on: January 10, 2005 06:48:04 PM »

Hello all. I am finishing up this darling project from SNBN, and I'm stumped. The petal on my flowers just aren't pronounced very much -- they look like knit circles with only a small dip between the petals. They're servicable, but they just don't look like the photos in the book. I have a feeling my problem is stemming (pun only kinda intended) from row 2. The pattern says:
K2, * k1, slip st to left needle, lift next five sts over and off end of needle, k slipped st again

as i read this, i am knitting a stitch, slipping it back to the left needle, then slipping five stitches over this stitch to the right needle then knitting the stitch again. am i right? what might i be doing wrong?

« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2005 08:14:22 PM »

It's been a couple months since I made one of these, but I will attempt to advise. 

From your discription of what you are doing, I'm not sure if you are remembering to drop those 5 slipped-over stitches off the end - not move them to the other needle.  If you do that (dropping them), it becomes dramatically smaller with each row, thus creating the more defined petals.  I think. 

Does that help?

« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2005 02:54:37 PM »

thanks so much -- i am just shifting them to the other needle, not dropping them. i find dropping them so scary. again, thanks for your advice.

« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2005 03:26:34 PM »

I stumbled upon a happy accident when I skipped rows 5 and 6. It made the petals more defined and created a nice center for the blossom. A pic of the blossoms are in the first post of my blog: http://knittybird.blogspot.com/2005/01/first-post.html
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2005 09:16:02 AM »

i find dropping them so scary.

don't be afraid - all you are doing is, effectively, binding off 5 stitches at a time.  they'll still be there if you mess up.

it took me and a Stitch-n-Bitch friend probably 4 tries to get the flowers to work right.  of course, I might just be a spaz.

« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2005 09:37:25 AM »

i'm also having a problem with flowers---(from a different pattern--but similar idea)

the first row was purl, the second row  i bound off 8 stitches  4 times.

my problem is row 3

K1, *P2tog,(K1K1 tbl) into double (YFWD) of previous row,P1, rep from  * to last stitch,K1.

i'm not sure what to do here....
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