Friday, 11 June 2010

Butterfly Dance Chart

To match the "Here come the Bee's" chart from last month I have added the "Butterfly Dance" chart over at . Look out for more mix 'n' match charts coming soon :)

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Knitted Red Rose Brooch

I was thinking about this years up and coming "knit in public day" (12th June) and decided I wanted to make some flowers again, that's if I get to do any knitting on the day this year, I am attending a digital digitising and pattern cutting course on Saturdays (its a 10 week course and I am half way through it) using lectra software I will post about that soon, its really interesting maybe I will knit in the canteen at lunch time :)
In case I can get to do some knitting, I have been playing making some knitted roses, a bit like the crocheted rose pattern I posted early last year (eek the months are speeding by way to fast) so I can mix and match them on a bag I am making.

I have included the pattern for this red rose

Knitted Red Rose Brooch (or any colour rose brooch you prefer)
DK yarn/ Light worsted weight
(pattern will work with most yarns and weights just adjust the needle size)
4mm/ 8 (uk)/ 6 (USA) Knitting needles
Brooch Back (optional you can just sew onto a sweater, cardigan, bag etc if you prefer)
k - Knit
yo - yarn over the needle
k2tog - Knit 2 stitches together

I put some lace holes in my rose for interest but it can be knitted without them just adjust rows 2 and 8 to k60

Row1 : k60
Row2 : k2, [yo, k2tog, k4] 9 times, yo, k2tog, k2
Row3: k60
Row4: k60
Row5: k60
Row6: k60
Row7: k60
Row8: k5, [yo, k2tog, k4] 8 times, yo, k2tog, k5
Row9: k60
Row10: k2tog 30 times
Row11: k30
Row12: k2tog 15 times
Row13: k15
Row14: k2tog 7 times, p1
Row15: k8
Row16: k2tog 4 times
Row17: k4
Cast off
leaving a long length to use use for sewing
Twist into a rose shape and sew to secure. If making a brooch add back now.