Yarn: King Cole Merino Blend DK - 100% Superwash Wool, in French Blue, and Wendy Fusion Bulky, 50% Wool/ 50% Acrylic, in Saffron
Needles: 4 mm / 6 US
Gauge: 6 stitches and 7 rows per inch (after a tight blocking)
Stitch Pattern: Daisy Stitch
Source: KnittingFool.com, as well as most other stitch collections
Comments: I really like this stitch. Last spring, I used it in a baby cardigan, working the daisies in a 3-row, 2-row, 3-rows colour change pattern. This time, I thought I'd mix it up and use this virbant blue and orange combination, although the pattern is equally effective in a solid colour. The secret to this one is to block it quite hard, and use a larger needle size than normal (although I didn't use larger needles here) - this opens up the flowers a little, and improves the overall effect. If you're using it as a design accent, try to add a few stitches in the row before you start the daisies - they pull in tightly, and can warp your overall dimensions.