Knit Roses with the Studio LK150
This Knit Rose Pattern was initially given out as a pamphlet by Husqvarna White (who were the Canadian Distributors for Studio machines at that time) in April of 1994
These roses are easy to knit on your Studio LK150, and create the perfect embellishment for your favourite sweater or home accessory.
Any yarn suitable for knitting on the LK150. Light yarns that are not too drapey and not too thick work well. This is a great technique for using up lots of odds and ends.
With the carriage on the right hand side of the needle bed push every other needle between #40 left and #40 right all the way out to D. Set the stitch dial to 4 (or a suitable stitch size for your yarn). Thread the yarn through feeder A. Set the side levers to the triangle and the Russel levers to II and knit 1 row. Hang on the cast on comb and secure the end of the yarn in the yarn clip. Pull the remaining needles (40 left to 40 right) out to line up in B position. Knit 1 row. You are now cast on and ready to knit the flower.
The texture of the rose is created by knitting a tuck stitch pattern. The tuck stitch not only gives the rose a little texture but also curves the petals a little.
Leave the cast on comb on. This will help to add a little weight to your knitting. Set the Russel levers to I. Push every 10th needle to D position but make sure that the end needles remain in B position. Your carriage should be at the right hand side of the knitting. Knit 5 rows ending with the carriage at the left. Set the right Russel lever to II. Knit 1 row. You will notice that all of the needles which were in D position have all returned to B position and have knit.
With the 1 x 1 pattern ruler push every other needle out to D position. Set the right Russel lever back to I and knit 3 rows ending with the carriage at the left. Set the right Russel lever to II and knit 1 row. The flower part is now complete and it's time to cast off.
Because the cast off edge is the outer edge of the rose you will want to have a nice decorative crochet cast off. This cast off technique takes a little practice but it produces a nice clean edge. Set the stitch size to 9 and knit 1 row, (the carriage should be to the left). Take off the cast on comb. Push all of the needles out to D. With the large end of the latch tool or tappet tool pick up the first stitch on the right on the tool. *Pick up the second stitch. Slide the first stitch behind the latch and pull the second stitch through the first. You will have one stitch remaining on the tool.* Pick up the third stitch and repeat from * to * until all of the stitches are chained off. When you get to the last stitch, break the yarn and pull the end through the last stitch. There, you have now completed knitting the rose and it is now time to do the finishing.
Thread the cast on thread onto a darning needle. You will notice that if you pull the thread the knitting will gather up on the cast on thread. Gather up the knit strip so that it is about half as long. Hold the strip so that the knit side is facing you with the gathered edge at the top and the gathering thread to the right. Starting on the left edge, roll the strip up keeping the knit side always to the outside. With the darning needle stitch back and forth through the rolled, gathered edge to secure the rose. Make sure that you stitch through all of the layers. Sew or weave in any loose ends.
The rose can be stitched onto a brooch backing or directly onto a garment.