Knitters, this is by far the most fun I’ve ever had knitting. This pattern has it all – cables, eyelet lace, and more. Ysolda Teague is a genius pattern writer, as she provides you two options for following along – a beautifully written out, line-by-line pattern as well as an easy-to-read chart.
It was so hard to put down because each line was different and the rose simply grew before your eyes. I just wanted to keep knitting to see how the pattern was working.
The Sandnes Garn Alpaka has a beautiful drape, which is great if you are looking for a decent slouch-factor, and it has just enough fuzziness to add a little character without hiding the beautiful details.
I would love to knit an entire garden of these roses! Here are the details:
- Pattern: Rose Red by Ysolda Teague
- Source: Ysolda Store
- Yarn: Sandnes Garn Alpakka in Red
- Needles: Size US 6 dpns. and Size US 6, 16″ circulars
- Size made: Medium
My head measures 22″ and this feels a teeny-tiny bit loose around the band, but other than that, it fits the rest of my head beautifully. Here are a few more angles:
I just cannot say enough good things about this pattern – even if you are a beginner, it is so exquisitely well-written, that is is definitely worth trying out. Happy knitting!