During one of our weekend gateways, I spotted a leather bracelet with a single rosette as the focal point. The rosette bracelet is my attempt at recreating my heart’s desire.
Loom: 10 peg small gauge loom. All-n-One loom by Knittingboard.com was used in sample.
Yarn: 40 yards of worsted weight untreated wool for the flower. Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted weight in Fairy Tale (1/3 skeins) was used in sample. 20 yards of worsted weight pima cotton for the bracelet. Knit Picks Comfy Worsted was used in sample in Honey Dew (1/8 skein).
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 9 sts x 10 rows= 2 inches.
Size: Will vary according to yarn thickness and felting process
Stitches: knit stitch (k), knit into the front and back of the stitch (k1f&b), knit 2 together (k2tog).
Rosette Bracelet shows 2 large flowers and a small flower.
Using CC, CCO 8 sts.
Row 1: k
Row 2: p
Rep Rows 1 and 2: 14 times (or until desired length is achieved).
Next row: k2, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k1
Next row: p
BBO. Weave ends in.
Sew two small buttons on the CO edge, approx 2 rows in from the edge, making sure they line up with the eyelets on the BO edge.
Note: Small Petal and Large petal form the flower shape. Follow all instructions to create the large flowers. Follow Small Petal instructions to create the small flower.
Using MC, CCO 5 sts
Row 1: k1f&b, k4
Row 2: k4, k1f&b, k1
Row 3 and 4: k7
Row 5: k1, k2tog, k4
Row 6: k3, k2tog, k1
[Rep Rows 1-6]3x. If making Large flower, do not break yarn and continue with Large petal instructions. If making Small Flower, stop here, break yarn and go to Assembly.
Rows 1 and 3: k1f&b, k to end
Rows 2 and 4: k to last 2sts, k1f&b, k1
Rows 5-8: k
Rows 9 and 11: k1, k2tog, k to end
Rows 10 and 12: k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
[Rep rows 1-12] 2x
Break yarn, leaving a 20 inch yarn tail.
Thread tapestry needle through the yarn tail. Use a running stitch along the straight edge of the long panel. Pull on the yarn tail to gather and form the knitted fabric into a flower shape. Tie the yarn tails together, knot to secure in place. Weave ends in.
Felt the Flowers. See side panel for Felting Instructions.
When flowers have been felted, stack them up, two large flowers on the bottom, then the smallest at the top. Thread tapestry needle with MC and using one of the buttons, sew all three flowers together at the center. Tightly secure the button to the flowers. Cut yarn leaving a 10 inch tail. Use yarn tail to securely sew the flowers to the center of the bracelet.