I used RYC Cashsoft 4 ply and small needles, and I think this makes a nice fine-scale finished piece.
The finished look of this rose depends a lot on how you roll up the knitting to make the rose. It can be a tight or a loose roll. It seems to be a matter of finding the balance between evenly rolling and leaving room for the top edge to curl. It all depends on how you want it to look. I fiddled about with it for quite a while and I'm quite pleasedwith the finished effect.
If it's not knitting, it's crochet.
This is what became of the pile of yarn I bought 3 months ago with a striped blanket in mind, and it has indeed become stripes.
I wanted to keep the design simple and let the colours speak for themselves. It's aran weight, which is thicker than my last blanket. It's mainly rows of half-trebles, but to vary things slightly I did the pale blue rows in trebles (I'm using UK crochet terms here).
It's almost finished now. I just want to work some sort of edging around, so I'll see how that works out.
This has been so therapeutic to do, I could hardly put it down. Just one stripe after another, stacking up colours.
And at the end of a week of real winter weather, this is my snowy garden.