Ac­cent Your Knits With Ap­pliqué

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - By Fiona El­lis

and dam­age the ap­pliqué, the bend of the el­bow, or a close-fit­ting neck­line— in this case be­cause it may limit the elas­tic­ity of the fab­ric when putting on or tak­ing off the gar­ment. Af­ter care: Adding em­bel­lish­ments to your knit­ted project will pro­duce a piece that will re­quire a lit­tle more TLC when clean­ing it. It will help if you em­bel­lish us­ing ma­te­rial that has the same fiber con­tent as the main fab­ric, but you will still need to laun­der the gar­ment by hand us­ing a gen­tle de­ter­gent that has been de­vel­oped for this pur­pose.

Here's how to get started: As shown in the next 3 pho­tos, ar­range the petals un­til you like the shape of the flower and then, us­ing a sim­ple whip-stitch method, sew them in place. The petals can be shaped to give them life and char­ac­ter as you sew. I added a lit­tle tweak to the very tip of each pe­tal on the sam­ple.

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