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The Rose That Grew From Concrete


The Rose that Grew from Concrete by Mara Licole Knits | Can you imagine seeing a rose growing from a crack in the concrete? A rose growing from a crack in the concrete has to overcome immediate adversity. Breaking through concrete would surely leave behind damaged petals. It is likely that many people will see the rose growing from the concrete and doubt its potential to succeed. Others will not see the rose at all. Just consider the potential such a rose would have if it is seen, nurtured, and loved. This design is inspired by the poem written by Tupac Shakur and is intended to celebrate the people (a.k.a. roses) that have grown from a crack in the concrete and continue to defy the odds each day as they struggle to bloom and grow. Our world is a better place because they exist. Let’s support each other, take care of each other, and (more importantly) love each other!

Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rows over stockinette; measurements taken over 4 in | 10 cm after blocking 

Finished Measurements: One Size; Wingspan: 77.5 in | 197 cm; Depth: 17 in | 43 cm 

Materials Used: DK weight, 644 yards | 589 meters; La Bien Aimée, Merino DK; 252 yards | 230 meters per 115g; 100% merino

  • MC: 352 yards | 322 meters; La Belle Epoque – pink multi
  • CC1: 252 yards | 230 meters; Winter – white
  • CC2: 40 yards | 37 meters; Yellow Brick Road – yellow

Needle Size: US 7 | 4.5 mm; 32 in | 80 cm or longer circular needle (*Note: Take care to adjust needle size to achieve desired gauge.) 

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions, Charts & Schematic 

Skill Level: Intermediate

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