I've seen a few cute embroidered jumpers in the shops this autumn and came home from a shopping trip feeling inspired to give one of my old plain jumpers a bit of a makeover.
I started with this marl knit black and white jumper.
- A plain old jumper
- Scraps of yarn, mine was UK Double knitting but you can use whatever you have
- A large needle
- With the right side facing, poke your needle down into the fabric and come up where you want the daisy to be, leaving a tail which you will secure later.
- Form a loop and put the needle back in the same spot it's just come from, then up about 3/4 " away.
- Pull the thread through until the loop sits flat on the fabric (don't pull too hard or the petal will bunch the fabric up)
- Insert the needle back in just the other side of loop you just made, forming a tiny stitch. Come back up about 1/4" from the base of the first loop/petal
- Repeat for all the petals, I did 4 as shown first.
- Then fill in two more petals between each.
- On the back, tie the two ends of your yarn together in a double knot to secure
- Ta dah!
- Make a few little stitches on one direction
- then repeat in the opposite direction covering the original stitches.
- Tie the ends as before in a double knot
- Trim all the ends.