A collection of 40 knitted and felted flower patterns that rival the beauty of true botanicals
NOTE:   Beautiful Botanical Knits is the edition of Noni Flowers published in the UK by David and Charles. The title and the Resources section are the only differences between the two books -- they are identical in every other respect. The errata below applies to the First Edition of both works.
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LI-R       Knit right loop increase: knit the right side of the stitch below the stitch to be worked.
Cherry Blossom, Page 44
Receptacle. Round 4 instruction should read as follows:
Continue to work in the found as follows: kfb in each stitch—10 stitches. Divide stitches between 2 needles.
Daffodil, Page 60
Revision of Receptacle
Round 9: With A, Kfb around; transfer the "regular" stitch onto 2 parallel needles or holders held to the outside and transfer the "purly" stitches to the inside on a single needle held to the center to work the pistil as follows.
Pistil Round 1: Change to B and k2tog around—3 stitches.
The last three lines following the semincolon should be struck: move the remaining 18 C stitches to 3 holders (6 stitches each) held to the center for the center flute.
English Bluebell, Page 67
The pictured bluebell has 5 blossoms while the example worked from the pattern instructions will have 6 blossoms.
Forget-Me-Not, Page 68
To make as pictured, Required Yarn Colors are restricted to Yellow or White (A) and Medium Blue (B).
Receptacle: make the entire receptacle in color A.
Row 1(RS): Change to B and k1, M1, k1—3 stitches
To make with a little green stem, Required Yarn Color stays as is.
Round 1: Change to B and kfb. . . .
Row 1 (RS): Change to C and k1, M1, k1—3 stitches
2nd – 5th Petals
Join a new strand of C and work as for first petal.
Japanese Anemone, Pages 82 & 83
1st Layer of Petals should read:
2nd - 6th Petals
2nd Layer of Petals:
Transfer 2 of the 12 C Stitches held to the outside to a needle (not 3 needles).
Oriental Lily (Page 97)
1st Large Front Petal
Row 17 (decrease row): C: k1, ssk, work to the last 3 stitches, k1tog, k1—15 stitches. Row 17 only: knit the center st; all other rows, work center stitch in the established pattern. Cut B and 2nd strand . . .
Rows 19 – 42: Maintaining the established stitch pattern, repeat the decrease row on rows 27, 35, 37, 39, and 41 - 5 stitches after last decrease.
Peasant's Eye Daffodil (Page 108)
Bind off Round: With the live strand of D (rather than B)... The rest of the instructions stand as written.
Pom Pom Chrysanthemum, Pages 110 & 111
Required Yarn Colors
... , and lighter-gauge yarn in yellow (optional for stamens) (D)
Petals. Bind off row should read as follows (move the asterisk from its current location before the word "slip"):
* Using a cable cast-on method, cast on 13 stitches, bind off 14 stitches; slip the remaining stitch onto the left-hand needle; repeat from *...
Cut 15 strands of D, ...
May Violets Fingerless Gloves, Page 141
Change row 75 to 76 and row 76 to 77 for both right and left gloves.
Sunflower Infinity Wrap, Page 147.
Cowl: Starting Out
Height: 22" (56cm)
Circumference: 32 1/2" (82.5cm)
Fuchsia Wrap, Page 149
I worked the fuchsia flowers with a double strand of the Silk Cloud on the suggested needle size 1. They work just fine with single strand but are smaller and more delicate.
Creeping Phlox Clutch, Page 155
Gauge for Bag
20 stitches and 28 rounds over 4 inches pre-felted
24 stitches and 32 rounds over 4 inches felted