Knit a Pretty Rose Pincomments (1) August 14th, 2008
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!
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
Cast on 6 stitches loosely. Purl next row.
Increase to 12 stitches by knitting twice into the same stitch.
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