Here is the last of the four roses knit, Miss Priss. It was knitted with 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon. It used about 15 yards of polyester grosgrain. Disadvantages of grosgrain ribbon was that it was too stiff to easily handle, causing problems in pulling through loops and resulting in cramping hands, and the back was not flat. Advice: use a lighter weight ribbon, and flatten down ribbon before sewing it to make a backing. It has a good heft to it. A found silk covered button was sewn into its middle.
This rose I wore yesterday on a black mock turtleneck pullover, giving a bit of color to the outfit. The name Miss Priss seems to fit this rose.
Below is another rose, we'll call her "Libby's Sunday Rose" for use on a hat brim. Libby was the reluctant model. It was knit from two strands of fingering weight wool yarn, without a middle button. It gives a bit of "Je suis belle et ça ne demande aucun." Translated it means "I'm beautiful and it requires no effort." And it required no effort on the part of Libby other than to hold still.
Then there is another red rose, "Two Tones Floozy" that is my favorite. It was knit from worsted wool, with the inner petal knit in a darker, warmer reddish blue yarn.
Two Tone Floozy might get knit again in contrasting colors of yellow for a summer scarf.
The pattern for the three roses shown is the same pattern: Knitted Flower by Absolute Knits.