Friday, 21 June 2013

Knitted Rose and Leaves

I've just finished this very basic scarf using some nice mohair wool from the op-shop and wanted to jazz it up a little. I've knit flowers before but only flat ones and I didn't like them as much as this pretty rose. I haven't attached them yet but want to get the pattern down before I forget but I think you can see how sweet they are.

The rose is about 2inches in diameter, knit flat and then rolled to shape the rose. The leaves are about 2 1/2 inches long and crafted by simple increases and decreases.
I've used 8ply wool and UK size 8 or 4mm is the beauty of any knitting pattern....use thinner needles and a lighter yarn to get smaller pieces and vice versa. It's easy enough to add a few extra stitches too but I wouldn't use fewer stitches making the rose as it won't roll nicely.

cast on 25 stitches
work 4 rows in K1.P1 rib.
5th row all knit and increase into each st so that you have 50 sts
6-11 th row work in stocking stitch
Cast off and roll the work to form a rose, use the cast on tail to stitch it closed.

cast on 4 stitches
1st and all odd numbered rows purl to end
2nd row K1, inc into next 2 sts, K1
4th row K2, inc into next 2 sts, K2
6th row K3, inc into next 2 sts, K3
8th row K4, inc into next 2 sts, K4

Work 5 rows stocking stitch

14th row K4, K2tog into back of sts, K2tog, K4
16th row K3, K2tog into back of sts, K2tog, K3
18th row K2, K2tog into back of sts, K2tog, K2
20th row K1, K2tog into back of sts, K2tog, K1
22nd row  K2tog into back of sts, K2tog
Cast off

There are so many uses for these little embellishments, hope you enjoy making some, they're very quick and easy and oh so sweet!

Dear Ole Mum is having day surgery on 2 squamous cell spots, one on her face the other on her forearm...once again that I beg that you take care of your skin while out in the sun. Hope they heal quickly, Mum.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend where-ever you may and Happy Solstice to my Pagan friends.
Love from Sue


  1. So pretty! I show the scars of a childhood in the sun. So I agree, please cover up!

  2. What a beautiful scarf I wish I could knit xx

  3. Very nice Susie, I think I'll have to make one!

  4. Very pretty Sue, that should look very nice me thinks :)


  5. I don't know how to knit but really enjoy to see the works of those who do. This is lovely.

  6. such a pretty scarf, really set of by the roses. nice work, Sue. BTW, I recognized you as a girl in the previous posts. age hasnt changed you much. lovely to have been a groundbreaker for girls' sports in your school. enjoy your weekend. we are boiling here, temp and humidity both in the 90s.

  7. Lovely scarf, Sue. The rose and leaves are a nice detail.

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  8. Sue, this is so lovely and such a beautiful focal point to your lovely scarf! The scarf itself looks so soft and comfortable. Hugs, Amy :)