Have a Ball With Yarn!, p.2
The following projects are for kids ages 8 to 14 who know how to knit or have a parent who does.
Project #2: Open Petal Posy (courtesy of Leisure Arts*)
Pin, glue, or sew these colorful posies on hats, bookbags, jackets, purses, shoes, scarves, or photo albums. Stitch or string the posies together to use as a colorful lampshade trim, or glue them to magnets for a special touch on the family fridge.
What You'll Need:
Worsted-weight acrylic yarn: 7 yds (6.5 m) for each posy
Straight knitting needles, size 8 (5 mm)
Hint: Have some scrap pieces of yarn or paper clips ready to use as markers. Loop these around the stitches we suggest so that later you'll know which stitches to sew through to form the petals of your posy.
Cast on 81 stitches.
Step 1: Bind off your first stitch, and place a marker (see Fig. 8).
Step 2: Bind off the next 16 stitches, and place another marker. Continue binding off 16 stitches and placing markers until there are 15 stitches remaining on the left needle, then bind off the remaining stitches. Leaving an arm's length of yarn for sewing, cut the working yarn.
Step 3: Thread a yarn needle with the long end. Fold the strip like a fan so that all the marked stitches are together (see Fig. 9a). Insert the needle in the first marked stitch and weave it and the yarn through each marked stitch and through the last bound-off stitch (see Fig. 9b). Pull the yarn up tightly. Remove the markers. Knot the yarn ends together, and cut the yarn close to the project.