Leaves and Flowers in Knit and Crochet Patterns

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The previous Fairmount Fibers blog post provided pattern and project inspiration for a few of the floral colorways of Manos del Uruguay yarns. Today we would like to spotlight the patterns which incorporate floral motifs! Leaves and flowers are common design elements throughout the year that can be simple or intricate, but are always beautiful.

FloralProjectsPublishedA number of designs have been published in print and online, using Manos del Uruguay yarns and we are happy for the chance to share them with you again! The Dahlia Cardigan by Heather Zoppetti, the Ginkgo Counterpane Shawl by Paula Levy, and Ceylon by Kristen TenDyke are all knit in Serena. Escarcha Flor by Varian Brandon, is knit in Wool Clasica.

Flower Projects on RavelryHere we have projects by Ravelry members (clockwise from top left): Dara212’s Chrysanthemum Shawl crocheted in an assortment of Silk Blend, Jane Vanselous’ Lotus Shawlette crocheted in Serena, weaselmomma’s Echo Flower shawl knit in Fino, and Libby Summers’ Rose knit in Serena.

How have you incorporated botanical designs into your projects? Share your photos with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Ravelry!

Manos Yarns and Floral Inspirations

Category: Featured Projects

Flower Collage


Did you know that there are more than thirty-five colorways that are named for a floral inspiration across the different bases of Manos del Uruguay Yarns? In this blog post, we’d like to share projects and patterns made in four of these unique colorways: Wildflowers, Peony, Lilypad and Glicinas.





Signs of Spring Cowl Collage The Signs of Spring cowl, by Lisa R. Myers, is a free download from Fairmount Fibers, and calls for two skeins of Serena. Shown here in S8931 Wildflowers (left), handmadebykoren’s project in S2609 Peony (top), and mathiri’s project in S9095 Lilypad (bottom).

Glicinas CollageThe Glicinas colorway of Alegria is inspired by the Wisteria plant, you might recall from our What’s In a Name? post. Here are (clockwise from top left) redfox-knits’ Wisteria Wrap, Brennee’s Starshower, wizbit13uk’s Spring Geese, and Tihiri’s Betsy Cardigan.

Crochet Garland Manos Silk Blend in Wildflower colorwayWe hope we have inspired you to indulge in a favorite floral colorway of Manos Yarn for your next project! Are you using a floral colorway to create a floral motif, like this crochet pansy trim we spotted on Silverpebble2’s Instagram feed? Let us know what your favorite is by sharing your photos and comments on the Fairmount Fibers Facebook page, Ravelry group, Twitter or Instagram!