Need help with flower shaped washcloth pattern!

I am stuck! This pattern is a washcloth in the shape of a flower. It has 5 pedals that are knit individually, then the center of the flower. You knit the first 4 pedals cutting the thread when done and putting them on a st holder. When you are done with the 5th pedal, you do not cut the thread as this is your thread you join with and begin knitting in the round. This is where I need help! :wall: The author of the pattern divides the 5 pedals onto 2 circs before joining. I do not understand what I am supposed to do here. If they have them on 2 circs, does that mean I need a 3rd one to knit with? And, if that is the case, how do I knit with 3 circs? This pattern came from the knitting pattern central website if that helps. It calls for size 7 circs or dpns. Later on in the pattern she says she uses 3 circs. Thanks for the help anyone can give here!

It sounds like you knit half the round on each circ. Find your starting point, then with the other end of the circ the stitches you are knitting are on, knit to the end of that circ and stop. Now pick up both ends of the OTHER circ and knit the half round using both ends of that circ.

Since you have 5 petals, you will probably have 3 petals on one and 2 on the other. This is OK. Just keep using both ends of the same circ for each section.

Does that help?

I think it helps! What would happen if I just knit all 5 petals on 1 circ?

If the circ were too long, the petals wouldn’t meet on the other side. Having 2 eliminates this problem.

However, if your circ was REALLY long, it could be done as Magic Loop. If that sounds like your situation, let me know and I can link some pics. I’m using this method right now to knit a pair of socks, and I’m SO happy with the results.

Amy has a video for Magic Loop; just click the “Advanced Techniques” tab at the top of the page.

I believe you are talking about my Flower Power washcloth patterns, right? If you don’t want to knit them using 2 circs like I did you can knit with dpns instead :wink: Or, as brownishcoat suggested, you can use magic loop method. Because the circumference is smaller than the circular needles that I have it had to be written using the 2 circular (or dpn or magic loop) method to achieve the smaller circles.
Amy has videos for these methods under the “Advanced Techniques” tab at the top of the page, these should be helpful. edit…oops, I see Lisa already mentioned the videos :oops:

Yes, and it is very cute! I have never knitted with two circ needles before so I couldn’t really picture it in my mind. I did watch a video from this site and it helped me out alot. I am now knitting round 7 of the middle. I only have one problem though. I didn’t have 2 size 7 circs, so I am using a 7 and an 8. I know this is a no-no because it will mess with the gauge. This will be my practice one. Anyway, thanks for the help and I am going to try and get it finished today.

I don’t think one size between the needles will be a big deal. Since it’s in the round the gauge will more than likely equalize itself in the wash and during use. So I wouldn’t worry about that.

You’re doing great! :thumbsup:

I’m just tickled pink that you chose my little design :teehee: I’m thrilled when I hear of someone knitting something I came up with…just thrilled :cheering: :cheering: Thanks so much :cheering: :cheering:

Now both of you have me wanting to try it! :teehee:

I must admit…it is fun to knit…I’m doing another right now. I’ve not knit in 3 or 4 days because my hands are so sore from knitting with Sugar N Cream when I was designing those other washcloths, but I’m knitting this in Blue Sky cotton and it’s fun…come on, give it a try… :rofl: :roflhard: LOL, that’s how I’ve ended up with a gazillion projects on my to do list, by wanting to knit what everyone else is knitting :roflhard: :rofl:

I just wanted to let you both know that I successfully finished the flower shaped washcloth and it turned out very cute. Not that I didn’t think the pattern was cute, it was the knitter I was wondering about! Anyway, next time, I will go ahead and get dpn’s and try those. I think that would be alot easier.

I have a mother-in-law who loves daisies. I was wondering what it would look like if I knitted one that was white with a yellow middle. Any thoughts on that?

Thanks a bunch! :lol:

A daisy would be adorable! Go for it!

Glad to hear you were pleased with your results. :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Oh, I’m happy to hear that you finished the washcloth :cheering: I think that using different colors is great! As a matter of fact that’s what I am going to do with some leftover Blue Sky cotton yarn that i have and a daisy will be beautiful :happydance: