Abstract Rose by Virginia Woods Bellamy
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Abstract Rose

January 1952
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
Approx 62" x 90"

Yarn: D; afghan worsted; weight, 2 pounds; as photographed:

  • Dusky pink, 1 oz.;
  • Dove blue, 2 oz.;
  • Blue green, 4 oz.;
  • Dusky rose, 25 oz.

Needles: number 11

Gauge: 3 stitches to one inch

Chart: one box = 5 stitches and 5 ridges.

The background: As photographed the background was knitted in · dusky rose. With the abstract rose center knitted, you can now determine whether you prefer it on your couch or bed with the bias edge, or with the straight edge. With. the bias edge, the center rose will lie as a diamond; with the straight edge, as a square. Knit the background units in their numbered order. Count the boxes on the chart to determine the number of stitches for each unit arid to know how it is adapted.

The pattern includes charts for both the bias edge and the straight edge.