Knit a Pretty Rose Pin

comments (1) August 14th, 2008     

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Tina_Hilton Tina Hilton, contributor
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I bet you cant tell that my rose pin is not the real thing!
Relax and cast on nice and loose.
Keep the first stitch on the needle prior to knitting into the back of the stitch.
I bet you cant tell that my rose pin is not the real thing!

I bet you can't tell that my rose pin is not the real thing!

Photo: Tina Hilton
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ww.This pin is so easy to knit that you can create a virtual rose garden in all your favorite bloom tones. Make a few extra to share with some of your special friends. Did you know that the color of the rose you give has special meaning about how you feel about the recipient?

Light pink conveys admiration, gentleness, grace, joy, and sweetness.
Dark pink says thank you.
Red roses symbolize sincere love, respect, courage and passion.
White roses express purity and innocence.
Yellow roses indicate joy and friendship.

Almost any yarn will work for this project, but I couldn’t resist using a soft pink, wonderfully soft baby boucle mohair from Be Sweet Products. This company not only imports the finest mohair from South Africa, but it is also a fair trade-certified, eco-friendly, and socially conscious company. Sweet!

Supplies
Yarn: 50 yards of mohair boucle I used Be sweet Medium Baby Mohair in Baby Pink. (Don’t shy away from boucle because you are afraid of catching your needle in the loops. Practice relaxed and serene knitting and you will avoid any snags.)
Needle: size 10 circular
Tapestry needle: to sew together and to weave in the ends
Pin back: found in most craft stores in the beading/jewelry section
Sewing needle and thread: to sew on the pin back

Step-by-Step


Relax and cast on nice and loose.

Cast on 6 stitches loosely. Purl next row.

Increase to 12 stitches by knitting twice into the same stitch.


Keep the first stitch on the needle prior to knitting into the back of the stitch.

 


Knit into the back of the same stitch to increase.

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Comments (1)

PoochPal writes: This would be a great way to use up left over skeins. Mix and match of colors could be interesting. Loved your photo in the rose garden. You were having way to much fun.
Posted: 10:14 pm on September 3rd
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