The Good, The Gilded, and The Goth by Heather Broadhurst

The Good, The Gilded, and The Goth

January 2006
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 60 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
Life size
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for free.

Finished measurements: Width: approx. 2.5 inches at widest point of blossom

Length: approx. 4.5 inches (flower only)

Yarn usage: Less than a ball of each color is required. Each flower requires approx. 25yd/23m, each stamen requires approx. 5yd/4.5m, and each 12-inch stem requires approx. 34yd/31m of yarn.

Description from pattern:

"The calla lilies are in bloom again. Such a strange flower -- suitable to any occasion."
(Katherine Hepburn in Stage Door - 1937)

Although calla lilies (also known as Arum lilies or Zantedeschia) should be in bloom in much of the world when the Summer issue goes live, these lilies will always be in bloom.

Each is about the size of a mini-calla lily; a popular choice for "clutch" bridal bouquets. Pick a white, gilded or Goth lily to add just a bit of personality to a bouquet or knit up an entire bouquet. They can also act as an interesting bracelet/corsage or hair ornament.