sunnuntai 11. syyskuuta 2011
Tiskikukka in English
I got my first dish cloth from an american lady who visited me. She refused to tell me how it was made and told me to figure it out. The dish cloth waited for a while, but one sunday morning in 2009 I finally decided to take the challenge. After some ravelling and unravelling I got it done and wrote down the pattern. I have to say I´m quite pleased that so many others have been inspired of it and knitted it.
A few weeks ago I got two messages in Ravelry asking for the Tiskikukka pattern in English. I was certain that there should be a similar pattern in English, as my original sample was American. I searched the Ravelry database and didn´t find a pattern just like this. Thank you Rachael and Jamie! Jamie also kindly helped me with the translation.
Tiskikukka (Dish Flower) in English
CO 20 sts
Row1: Knit all stitches
Row2: K5, YO, K13, (2 sts left), turn
Row4: K5, YO, K12, (4 sts left) , turn
Row6: K5, YO, K11, (6 sts left), turn
Row8: K5, YO, K10, (8 sts left), turn
Row10: K5, YO, K9 (10 sts left), turn
Row12: BO 5 sts, Knit all remining 20 stitches
Repeat rows 1 - 12 fourteen more times to get fifteen petals in total. In the last petals final row (row 12) BO all stitches. Cut the yarn leaving about 40 cm to sew the seams. Start by sewing through all fifteen starting stitches and tighten the center circle. Continue then by sewing together the first and last petals. Weave in ends. I didn´t use the wrap and turn technique mainly because I hadn´t heard of it whem I wrote the pattern. I still don´t wrap when I turn, because I don´t think it is necessary. You can do so if you want to :-).
Please tell me, if you have problems with the pattern, so I can fix it.
Pattern in Finnish
Hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do. You can find more pictures of Tiskikukka here. Have fun!