Saturday, 28 February 2015

Betty's Fuchsia Challenge!

I met Knitting & Crochet Guild member Betty Wood when we volunteered at the K&C Guild Stand at Alexandra Palace in October 2014. We were so busy talking to visitors that it was only just before Betty was leaving that she mentioned her long held interest in fuchsias. She told me that she had been searching for a knitted fuchsia motif to include in a sweater or cardigan, but she couldn't find a suitable motif anywhere. I love a knitting challenge and after we looked at some images of fuchsias together, I agreed to give it a go and "Betty's Fuchsia Motif" is the result!

Betty's Fuchsia Motif by Emma Vining
The motif is knitted in DK yarns and requires small amounts of 4 shades for the flower on an additional background shade. The fuchsia flower is made up of light pink, fuchsia pink, dark purple and green. Worked in DK yarn on 4mm needles, it measures 7.5cm by 14.5cm.

A black and white photo of Betty's Fuchsia motif is on the front cover of this month's Slipknot (March 2015) and Guild members can find the chart and instructions on page 22. For more information about the Knitting & Crochet Guild, please take a look at the Guild's website.

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