Introduction: Knit a Tulip for ME
Knit a Tulip for Me is not my organisation..... but the pattern is mine. Their aims are outlined below:
- Raise awareness of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the charity, the Association for Young People with ME
- Knit/crochet 25,000 tulips – to be displayed as a floral petition to Parliament June 2015
- Raise £25,000 for the Association for Young People with ME
- Give ME/CFS sufferers a voice
Get involved by:
- Knitting/crocheting a tulip/tulips, patterns are stored in our photos
- Donating at http://www.justgiving.com/Knitatulip
- Sharing your experience of life with ME/CFS, send your article to email@example.com
- Sharing’ and ‘liking’ this page https://www.facebook.com/knitatulipforME
- sending your tulips to address via firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 1: How to Knit a Tulip
You will need:
Green DK yarn for the stem
Red DK yarn for the petals (or any other colour...)
Needle to sew up
4mm Knitting Needles - I like to use double pointed ones.
These are simple.
Inner petals – make 2
Cast on 2.
K1front and back on both stitches (4 stitches)
K1, K1front and back, K1front and back, k1 (6 stitches)
K2, K1front and back, K1front and back, k2 (8 stitches)
K2tog over whole row
K2 tog, cut yarn, thread and pull to tighten.
Outer petals – make 2, leave both on the needle
Cast on 3
K1f and k1back, k1, K1f and k1back
K1, K1f and k1back, k1, K1f and k1back, k1
K1, K1f and k1back, k3, K1f and k1back, k1
K2 tog over whole row
P2 tog over whole row (3 stitches remain)
With both petals on the needle, push together and knit the 6 stitches as one row.
This now becomes the stem part.
Change to green
Sew inner petals together at the bottom (the cast off bit) leaving the tops open like petals.
Place inside outer petals with stem. Stitch in. Sew up outer petals to half way up e petal securing the inner petals inside.
Stitch up the side of the stem.
Sew on a pin back. - if you want to make it into a brooch.
We have a be nice policy.
Please be positive and constructive.