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Noni Flowers: 40 Exquisite Knitted Flowers Paperback – April 10, 2012
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"Both beautiful and botanically accurate, Bellows's designs would make lovely gifts, and the flowers would also be suitable for wedding bouquets or table arrangements." -- Nanetie Donohue, Library Journal
"Noni Flowers by Nora J. Bellows will brighten your knitting with forty incredibly lifelike flower patterns and six floral-embellished projects." --Interweave Knits
About the Author
A former educator, Nora Bellows began creating one-of-a-kind felted bags and flowers under the brand Noni® in 2001. She began publishing her own patterns a few years later. Noni® patterns are available in yarn stores worldwide, and have been translated into German, Danish, and Swedish. Nora teaches workshops across the country, and her work has appeared in Interweave Felt, Knitting, Knit Today, Let’s Knit, Simply Knitting, and World of Wool (Ver Filzt Und Zuge Naht). Her studio is in Maryland, where she lives with her husband, son, and garden.
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For the technically inclined knitter, NONI FLOWERS has a wonderful two-page illustration of how one flower pattern will look when knit with 12 different yarns and gauges. The tiniest flower, knit with silk yarn on six-0 (.7mm) needles, is 3/8" high; the largest flower, knit with merino top on US 50 needles, is 8-1/4" high. All of the flowers can be knit at any gauge, because the instructions are given in rounds and rows (no charts). The flowers can be felted, or not. Felting will make the knitted stitches more dense, but will not dramatically shrink the flower size.
Another beautiful two-page spread explains the anatomy of a knitted flower, and indicates the various small flower parts by their Latin names (the Latin names are used for the parts in the instructions). There are directions, illustrated with close-up photos, for special techniques, such as knitting with multiple colors in a single round, wiring stems and blossoms, or weaving in ends so that the flowers will not be marred by errant, poking-out ends.
All of the flower patterns give the difficulty level: starting out (easy, 13 patterns), on the way (some experience, 19 patterns), intrepid (experienced, 3 patterns), resolute (expert, 5 patterns). For example, the Creeping Phlox is easy; the Crocus requires some experience; the Gardenia requires experience; the Oriental Lily requires expertise. The Tulip on the book cover is an experienced pattern. The book also has two indexes: an unconventional one using lovely thumbnail photos of each flower pattern; and a very good standard one that lists the flowers, techniques, projects, etc.
This is a superb book that any knitter should welcome. Although there are many excellent knitted flower pattern books currently available, this is the one that I would select, if I could have only one in my knitting book collection.
I'm getting married this year, so when I saw this book, I joked with my fiance that I could knit my bouquet. Then I started looking at the flowers that were offered, and decided, that was a really cool idea! Not only is my bouquet turning out beautiful, but it's unique, and I'm pretty sure you won't find another patch of deep red daffodils anywhere else in the world! The sky's the limit with this book and your own creativity!
Granted, it may not be for the true "Beginner," but for even an "Advanced Beginner" or a "Novice," I think you could have a lot of fun with this book! And if there's a term or stitch you don't recognize? Search it on YouTube! There's lots of knitters out there that post how-to's on stitches!
I would certainly suggest knitters give it a try.
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