Since this is an intarsia project with two colours that also uses short rows, it can be quite fiddly. It is NOT a beginner pattern.
The pattern PDF is 11 pages long and contains
- written row-by-row instructions for knitting this piece – including five photos of the different stages
- a brief explanation on how to adapt the pattern for a version with different petal colours (see photos 2 and 3)
- pattern charts for one wedge of the original pattern and the variation
- short photo tutorials for the following techniques:
- provisional CO with a crochet hook and how to undo it,
- grafting in garter stitch,
- short rows with wrap and turn and picking up the wraps,
- intarsia knitting,
- weaving in yarn while carrying it (backwards and forwards),
- step-by-step explanations with photos of undoing the provisional CO in this pattern (i.e. catching stitches in different colours), grafting with colour changes
- Cotton yarn in two colors – I knitted these potholders in Aran and in Thread weight yarn
- in Aran weight I used a total of 65 meters (about 30 meters of C1 and 35 meters of C2)
- in Thread weight a total of 50 meters (also a bit more for C2 than for C1)
- knitting needles – straight or circulars: I used 3.5mm needles for Aran weight yarn, i.e. smaller than the yarn usually requires because I wanted a firm texture.
- scrap yarn and a crochet hook (about 3mm) for the provisional CO
- two tapestry needles for grafting and to weave in ends
The last photo shows the WS of the piece.