- Written Instructions
- 3 new stitches
- Felting Tutorial
Materials you need at home:
- Rowan Kidslik Haze or other yarns or threads
- 3,5 mm needles
- 4,5 mm circular needle
KNITTING PATTERN Empire Style Knit Top with a Felt Flower for Women
This pattern will permit you to knit this empire style sweater and to use the yarn leftovers to felt a flower (technique also explained in the pattern) for embellishment. It will allow you to learn 3 new stitches invented by me. I used 5 skeins of Rowan Kidslik Haze (4 skeins of color Majestic and 1 of color Drab) and knitted double stranded to create this top (sleeveless pullover) but you can also use other equivalents and even almost any other threads or yarns because it is very easy to change the size of this garment as there are no increases nor decreases. I called this sweater Empire because it is high-waisted but, as I've already told you, you can transform it into a normal pullover moving the waist. The central square (central part, tightened on waist, without counting shoulders) is of 45x45 cm. The waist's length is of 35 cm (on each front and back pieces).
The idea of « Nature aux fils » came from a distant childhood memory of a 3D flower knitted, I think, on a skirt's strap by my talented grandma for me. Inspired by nature, I want my crochet flowers and other creations as realistic as possible but I don't want to copy nature and reproduce the whole flowers because I know that I'll never do better, so I introduce them into my pieces of jewellery.
The patterns that I publish here are unique and were designed by me with great care and passion. Today I want to share my secrets with you. My technique is simple but new and original, it permits you to obtain a needed shape rather easily. I also use some unusual materials that everyone can have at home but doesn't think to use.
Welcome to my universe!