April 12, 2013

Knitted Rose

I made this knitted rose project by following the instructions on the Stitch-by-Stitch book written by Jane Bull. Although this book is recommended for children between the age of 5 and 8, even adults will enjoy learning from it. The book shows the projects beautifully with detailed zoomed pictures, so we can easily follow it. There are lots of cute projects in this book that are made with felt, wool and cloth.  
It was fun and easy to make these woolly roses. We can use up our left over yarn to make these roses and use it as embellishments for other projects or to make brooches.
To make these flowers I needed...
4 mm knitting needles
5m of yarn
embroidery needle
green felt for the leaves
thread and sewing needle
safety pin optional

Cast on 32 stitches

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Knit 2 together will remain with 16 stitches
Row 6: Knit 2 together will remain with 8 stitches
Row 7: Knit 2 together will remain with 4 stitches
Row 8: Knit 2 together will remain with 2 stitches
Cast off
This image from the book helped me to make the roses.  Click to make it big
  1. Thread the end of the yarn that is on outer part of the knitted circle and sew it into the knitting and cut the remaining long piece of the yarn.
  2. Thread the yarn that is in the centre and turn over the knitted circle.
  3. Twist the knitting into a tight curl to form a rose shape and sew it to the outer side back part of the rose that is curled so it will hold in position.
  4. Cut leaves shape in a piece of felt and sew it to the back of the rose.  If you want to make a brooch then attach a safety pin to the leaf that is in the back of the rose.
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