Preview of “Once Upon A Knit”

Hey everyone! It is my great pleasure to welcome you to take a look at the first few pages of “Once Upon A Knit” – including the Table of Contents AND a free pattern by the lovely Joan of Dark.

A little hint...

A little hint…

ENJOY and pass it on to your fellow fairy-tale loving knitters!!

PREVIEW!!!

~Genevieve

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How About A Free Pattern?!

Hey everyone! I realize I haven’t updated here in awhile. School is back in full swing, and in typical me fashion, I’ve volunteered for several things and they’re all keeping me very busy.

“Once Upon A Knit” is making its way to the printers any day now!! We’ve gone through the manuscript several times and they’re tweaking the last few minor things. So exciting!!

In the meantime, I thought I’d share another pattern. It was a possible pattern for the book, but we chose 28 and tried to make each chapter fairly even, so a few “Prince and Princess” patterns were left out.

This is called “Princess Buttercup’s Floral Crown”

 

You'll want to steam the flowers unless you like them curly.

You’ll want to steam the flowers unless you like them curly.

Princess Buttercup’s Floral Crown

by Genevieve Miller

 

Whether you’re frolicking in the woods or dancing with your prince, this pretty feminine floral headpiece is the perfect accessory for any princess. Designed after Buttercup’s gold floral wedding headpiece in “The Princess Bride” it is knit up in pretty pastel colors. Three I-cords are braided together for the crown, and knit flowers are sewn on. Knit it to measure your head – from the teeniest princess to the queens of the castle – and personalize it by making as few or as many flowers as you like.

 

 

Difficulty

Easy

 

Size

To fit desired head circumference

 

Materials

1 skein Knitpicks Shine Worsted, 60% Pima cotton/40% Modal, 1.75 oz (50g), 75 yds (68m), in each of colors Green Apple (MC), Blush, and Cosmopolitan

Size 7 (4.5mm) double pointed needles

Tapestry needle

Crochet hook

 

Gauge

Gauge is not essential for this project.

 

Special Skills

Knitting I-cord, Increasing, Decreasing, basic sewing skills, braiding

 

Abbreviations

M1

K2tog

 

Note

Before beginning, measure head.

 

Instructions

Braided Crown Strands (make 3)

With MC, CO 4 sts. Work in I-cord to length required to fit head. Fasten off.

 

Finishing

Tie ends of I-cords tog. Braid cords and secure ends. Sew ends tog in a ring.

 

Flowers (make as many or as few as you’d like for your crown)

 

Flower Petals (make 6 for each flower)

Large

With contrasting color of your choice, CO 2 sts.

Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 4: K1, M1, k1—3 sts.

Row 6: K1, M1, k1, M1, k1—5 sts.

Row 8: K2, M1, k1, M1, k2—7 sts.

Row 10: Knit.

Row 12: K1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1—5 sts.

Row 14: K2, k2tog, k1—4 sts.

Row 16: K2tog twice—2 sts.

Row 18: K2tog—1 st.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew petals tog through tip of each petal. Sew flower to crown.

 

Small

With contrasting color of your choice, CO 2 sts.

Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 4: K1, M1, k1—3 sts.

Row 6: K1, M1, k1, M1, k1—5 sts.

Row 8: Knit.

Row 10: K2, k2tog, k1—4 sts.

Row 12: K2tog twice—2 sts.

Row 14: K2tog—1 st.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew petals tog through tip of each petal. Sew flower to crown.

 

Attach yarn or ribbon strings to the back of the crown if desired.

 

To show the size of the flowers in relation to a 9-year-old girl.

To show the size of the flowers in relation to a 9-year-old girl.