In the more recent translation of the language of roses, a yellow rose signifies Friendship and that’s exactly what this Language of Roses shawl by Aino Haikala signifies. Knit in a superfine merino and silk lace yarn, this sunny Friendship Roses shawl is a donation to a friend for her sorority auction; their symbol being the yellow rose. The sunny yellow yarn has hints of orange and lighter yellow, giving it a watercolor-like feel.
I’ve enjoyed knitting this shawl this winter. The cheery color brightens up the drab winter days and is easy on my eyes at night. I wasn’t so sure I’d like the yarn, it being on the thin side and tightly twisted, but after blocking the shawl I find it’s quite lovely and silky to the touch. I have less than half a skein left, so I think I’ll use it to make a cowl in this same pattern.
Color: Sunshine yellow, yellow with hints of orange.
Size: One size (S – XL).
Measures 54″ wide by 23″ long.
Material: 70% Superfine Merino, 30% Silk.
Hand wash – Lay flat or dry clean.
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This shawl has been donated to my friend, Maria’s auction.
*Special thanks to Aino Haikala for creating such a lovely pattern and Fish Belly Fiber Works for making such beautiful yarn to work with.