It's A Tree!
Our knitty tree outside the shop is starting to look a bit worse for wear. Time for a project! Would you like to help us add some more life and colour?
All you need to do is find some scrap yarn, make up a leaf or flower or several, and drop them in to us. Or post them, if you aren't nearby. We'll add them to the tree - as a little way to show how you help to make this little shop of ours special.
Below are our tried and true leaf and flower patterns - however feel free to make up your own or find one elsewhere.
It's a [simple and easy] Flower!
Cast on 40 stitches, leaving a 30cm tail
Knit for 8 - 10 rows
Bind off all stitches.
Using the bind off tail and tapestry needle, do a running stitch along the bottom edge, pulling tight as you go so the fabric gathers.
Pull it all together and make a few securing stitches so it holds. Stitch the free edge to the out side of the flower. Thread both tails through the needle, make a few stitches to carry both to the base of the flower. Leave these so we can attach it to the tree. Done!
It a Leaf!
CO - Cast on
K - knit
P - Purl
M1 - Using left needle, pick up stitch between needles, knit into back of new stitch using right needle
SL2, K1, P2SSO - slip 2 stitches to right needle, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over knit stitch
Cast On 10 stitches
Row 1: k10, CO 9
Row 2: k19
Row 3: k1, m1, k7, (sl2, k1, p2sso), k7, m1, k1
Row 4: p19
Row 5: p9, k1, p9
Row 6: k9, p1, k9
Row 7: k1, m1, k7, (sl2, k1, p2sso), k7, m1, k1
Repeat Rows 4 - 7 two times
Row 16: p19
Row 17: p9, k1, p9
Row 18: k9, p1, k9
Row 19: k8, (sl2, k1, p2sso), k8
Repeat rows 16 - 19, each time reducing K stitches on each side of decrease by 1.
When there are only 3 stitches left:
Row 41: k3tog
Cut yarn, pull through last stitch, and weave in end. Don’t weave in the cast on tail - we need this to attach it to our tree!
Drop your finished leaves and flowers into the shop anytime, or post them to:
Holland Road Yarn Company
281 Jackson Street