Thank you to everyone who took the time to post a comment about the 100 flower scarf. I was just amazed at the response and thrilled to win a prize ( who doesn't like to win something especially a new book!) . Quite a few people asked for the pattern so i have put together a quick "How to" . It really is a simple flower...lots of them...then sewn together in whatever manner pleases your aesthetic sensibilities. A great way to use up little bits of wool and an easy way to fill in a few minutes here and there during the day. Use them as a trim or make up a bunch for a happy flower pin....incidentally my scarf only uses 74 flowers but you can use as many or as few as you care to make. As far as wool types/ply goes - different plys will obviously give you different size flowers. The same applies to different fibre types. If you want a very regular , uniform look , try to stick to similar weights. I think that a scarf made up of all different weights and types would look kind of like a crazy patchwork ...fun, fun ,fun(please let me know if there are any mistakes/obvious steps left out!) Note: Instructions are British/European so for US/Canadian use sc for my dc and dc for my tr.
special abbreviation: Tr2tog= work 1 tr into each of next 2dc until one loop of each remains on hook, yo and through all 3 loops on hook.
Make 6ch , sl st into 1st ch to form ring or see photo for making an adjustable ring which works beautifully - I use this start on everything requiring a ring of chains to begin- no more holey center's!
image 1 - dc worked onto adjustable base ring
image 2 -completed ring of 15 dc
image three - flower with two petals
2nd round: [3ch, Tr2tog ( see spec abbrv above) over next 2 dc, 3ch, sl st into next dc] 5 times placing last sl st into last dc of previous round.
Arrange flowers and stitch together to form scarf.
I stitched the flowers together in pairs and then stitched all of the pairs together, with each pair off center to give the scarf a wavy look. I used sewing thread - you could use the tails of the flowers if you wish or thicker embroidery thread if you want the joining stitches to be a feature.
Add fringe/pom poms/etc if you want and then send me a photo! I'd love to see any results!