How to Knit a Rose

Hey Everyone! As promised, Alison has written up her rose pattern for these beautiful flowers you can see below.

Copyright Alison V Zimmerman 2016
Take the Darn Rose
Necessarily Knit in association with Grandma Kitty’s
us size 6 needles
sport weight yarn
yarn needle
2 16″ pieces of floral wire
floral tape

Petals (make 5):
CO 15
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2 (WS): purl
row 3 (rs): slip 1, knit 5, slip 1, k2tog, psso, knit 6
row 4 (ws): slip 1, purl 4, slip 1, p2tog, psso, purl 5
row 5 (rs): slip 1, knit 3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, knit 4
row 6 (ws): slip 1, purl 2, slip 1, p2tog, psso, purl 3
row 7 (rs): slip 1, knit 1, slip 1, k2tog, psso, knit 2
Cut yarn and thread the tail through the remaining 5 stitches on the
needle. Weave in all ends on 4 of the 5 petals. Leave an 8″ tail on the
remaining petal (center petal)

Rose construction:
Using the 8″ tail, shape and sew the central petal by rolling it
length wise.
Sew a second petal to the first to form the base of the rose.
Sew the remaining 3 petals to the base of the rose spacing them

Fold the 2 lengths of wire in half and thread them through the
bottom of the completed rosebud.
Wrap the stem in floral tape beginning a 1/4″ from the bottom of the
rose and wrapping upward. Once the tape is secure, begin to wrap
towards wire ends. Once the wire is no longer visable cut the tape
leaving a 1/2″ length. Wrap the remaining tape back up the stem to
sucure it.
Copyright Alison V Zimmerman 2016

Now we can all make beautiful roses thanks to Grandma!

See this pattern with pictures on Ravelry

Question by Kitty: Why put rose petals on a bed? And even better question, why put a whole rose on a bed? I know it’s supposed to be romantic, but what if you sit on it? And then you have to clean the bed off. Do people sleep with rose petals on their bed? I’m so confused.

– Kitty and Grandma


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