Sunday, 8 May 2011

THESE ROSES WILL NOT DIE

It's been quite a long time since I've put up any sort of knitting pattern hasn't it!?  SORRY!  This one isn't much, but it's what I've been knitting for the past couple of weeks.  Loads of little pink roses:

GARTER STITCH ROSE PATTERN:



I used a DK yarn and 3.75mm needles

For a bigger rose, use thicker yarn and bigger needles.

The rose worked all in knit stitch.  I did try it with stocking stitch but it just wasn't right.

CO 50

Knit 9 rows

K2tog to end of row
K row

K2tog to end of row
K row

K2tog to end of row
K row

Cut yarn leaving the remaining stitches on the needle.
Using a darning needle, thread the yarn through the remaining stitches.
Twist the piece round to form the rose shape and a couple of stitches should keep it all in place.

Then it's totally up to you what you want to do with the pretty little rose.
Put it on a hair clip?
Use as a brooch?
Decorate a cardigan?

For added detail (though i haven't tried this yet myself) you could cast on in a different colour.  so the edging of the rose will stand out.



Enjoy the pattern guys!  Do what ever you want with it.