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A simple knitted rose

13 Jun

A while ago, I was trying to find a good pattern for a knitted rose. Something simple, but that looked, well, rose-like. I came across this pattern, which seemed like it was easy enough to follow, and looked good too. I tried making a slightly smaller version of it first by making slightly shorter rows, but that meant that it didn’t roll up enough. So I tried making it as per the pattern, but it seemed to curl in on itself too much, and I couldn’t really see the lacy pattern. Mine just didn’t seem to open up as much as the photos on the original post.

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So I tried it again, but this time I did it all in stocking stitch, and omitted the lacy pattern. I figured that given the tendency of stocking stitch to curl slightly at the edges, it might work better. I’m really happy with how this one turned out, it rolls up really nicely and has a much more defined shape than the other one. I think I might turn this one into a hair clip, but I also think it would be good sewn onto a hat. The amended pattern I used is below if you’re interested in giving it a go!

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Pattern
Row1 : k60
Row2 : p60
Row3: k60
Row4: p60
Row5: k60
Row6: p60
Row7: k60
Row8: p60
Row9: k60
Row10: p60
Row11: k2tog 30 times
Row12: p30
Row13: k2tog 15 times
Row14: p15
Row15: k2tog 7 times, p1
Row16: p8
Row17: k2tog 4 times
Row18: p4
Cast off leaving a long length to use use for sewing

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