Language of Roses by Aino Haikala
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Language of Roses

Knitting
Lace ?
18 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Branch pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
800 - 1000 yards (732 - 914 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

“Each color of roses has a meaning of their own. Red is for true love. White signals innocence. Yellow means friendship. And blue is for mystery.”

Materials
Teetee Elegant 50 g / 500 m (546 yards) (70 % wool, 30 % silk) or any other similar yarn. The total amount of yarn needed: 900 yards.

This shawl has also been tested using fingering weight yarn by mirielgw. She has excellent notes how many repeats she knitted. She also used beads and has very good notes about beading and very clear pics of the details of the shawl. Rainyt has also an interesting project page with extra stitch counts and her estimated time usage.

Needle size
3,5 mm (US 4) needles.

Gauge
18 stitches and 35 rows = 4” or 10 cm in Branch pattern on size 3,5 mm needles using lace weight yarn. The diameter of the roses is 8 cm.

Exact gauge is not important. It’s more important to have a needle size which gives you roses you like. Do note that a looser gauge will result in the use of more yardage and will have an effect on the size of the shawl.

Finished Size:
200 cm (80 inches) across by 75 cm (30 inches) down.

The pattern is charted. There are no written instructions for the lace motifs.

Modularity
You can change the size of this shawl by knitting different amounts of the branch pattern. The set-up chart and the leaf and the rose charts are always knitted once. You can repeat the branch chart as many times as you wish.

For left-handed knitters:
If you are a mirror-knitter (you knit from the right needle to the left needle) you can knit the right-side rows of the charts from right to left using the normal chart key or from left to right using the chart key below. The shawl is slightly asymmetric. If you follow the charts from right to left your finished object will be a mirror image of the shawl in the pictures.