Suffragette Camellia – free knitting pattern

19 September 1893 – New Zealand was the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote. This has not gone forgotten. The Suffragettes wore white camellias to show their cause, with purple.

I thought I would throw out this symbol to commemorate the occasion – an easy to knit flower for your own voting needs.

You will need:
– DK yarn in white
– 6mm knitting needles
– Darning needle and a safety pin or pin back

Cast on 10 stitches

1. Knit front and back of all stitches (20 stitches)
2. Knit whole row
3. Knit front and back of all stitches (40 stitches)
4. Knit whole row
5. Knit front and back of all stitches (80 stitches)
6. Knit whole row
7. Cast off row – knit front and back of every stitch as you cast off. This results in casting off 160 stitches but it’ll just feel like a long, long time casting off.

Roll the knitting from one end to the other into a circle. Secure with a few stitches. Stitch on a purple ribbon and pinback.

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