I'm making a quilt with these little beauties on the blocks and thought I would share the process with you all since it's coming out so pretty (in my opinion). I'm using some knit scrap I have from cutting up some long sleeve knit jerseys my husband wanted converted into short sleeved shirts. He had worn and washed the shirts several times so the knit is so soft! And since I'm having such a love affair with orange right now, the scraps are working perfect for me. so let's get started.
For one rose, you will need:
Firstly, decide what you are going to sew the rose to (a shirt, napkin, tea towel, quilt blocks, whatever) and mark the position of the middle of the flower:
Next, take your knit strip and fold the very end over at an angle like so.
There's no exact measurements to this, so you'll just have to use your imagination and free form it. It's highly unlikely you will be able to make two roses exactly alike.
Start sewing along the outside of the knit and folding your knit over as you go. I sew until I come to the point and then fold the knit again.
just keep on folding, keep on folding
until you have no more knit strip to sew. Now, tack the end down by tracing around the tail end with a stitch like so:
Next up, using a rotary cutter, cut some leaves out to the size and shape you desire.
and play with the placement until you like it
and then sew them down
If it only smelled as pretty as it looks!
(not that it smells bad, but you know what I mean!)
let me know if you try this, I'd love to see a picture!
edit- hmmm, I just realized the post name "knit rose tutorial" could be confusing so I renamed this post to help avoid any confusion that the post is about knitting a rose.