Knit a tulip for ME tulip pattern
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Free tulip pattern to raise funds for The Association of Young People with ME (AYME)
Knit a Tulip for ME is a fundraising project set up by mums of children suffering from ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome who all met through AYME – the Association of Young People with ME. With an approximate 25,000 children suffering from these illnesses in the UK they are hoping to raise £25,000 by getting people to knit 25,000 tulips to raise funds and awareness – and need your help!
The team are hoping that the finished tulips will be displayed as a floral petition, depicting the letters A Y M E (Association for Young People with ME), perhaps to Downing Street, or at least in a site of prominence to highlight the plight of young ME sufferers and their families.
ME/CFS is a painful and debilitating condition that has no known cause or cure. Despite it affecting 250,000 people in the UK there is little understanding or support. The Association of Young People with ME is a lifeline to children and their families.
Knitted Tulip Pattern
Double knitting wool and 4mm knitting needles
Inner petals – make 2
Cast on 2sts
K1f and k1back* on both stitches (4sts)
K1, k1f and k1back, k1f and k1back, k1 (6sts)
K2, k1f and k1back, k1f and k1back, k2 (8sts)
Starting with a knit row, work 4 rows in stocking stitch
K2tog over whole row (4sts)
P2tog over whole row (2sts)
K2tog, cut yarn, thread and pull to tighten
Outer petals – make 2, leave both on the needle
Cast on 3sts
K1f and k1back, k1, k1f and k1b (5sts)
K1, k1f and k1back, k1, k1f and k1back, k1 (7sts)
K1, k1f and k1back, k3, k1f and k1back, k1 (9sts)
Starting with a knit row, work 6 rows in stocking stitch
K2tog over whole row (5sts)
P2tog over whole row (3sts remain)
With both petals on the needle and changing to green wool, push together and knit the 6sts as one row, starting with a knit row, work 6 rows in stocking stitch
Sew inner petals together at the bottom (the cast on bits) leaving the tops open like petals.
Place inside outer petals with stem.
Sew up outer petals to half way up the petal, securing the inner petals inside.
Sew up the stem.
*k1f and k1b – knit into the front and back of the same stitch