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Sunny Friendship Roses shawl

Friendship Roses shawl.
Friendship Roses shawl.

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.


Friendship Roses shawl.
View worn as shawl

Friendship Roses shawl.
Folded for color.

Friendship Roses shawl.
Close up of tail.

Friendship Roses shawl.
Full view of shawl.

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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.