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Select Rosas

Small, brightly colored tufts of polyamide poke out from the cotton yarn and resemble roses in this great yarn. Rosas is perfect for accessories, but also interesting for garments. Made in Italy.

Note: Gedifra is changing to SMC Select. Some colors will have SMC Select labels and some will have Gedifra labels during this transition period.

Content:
55% Polyamid/45% Cotton
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/88yd
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 8
Knitting Weight:
Novelty
$0.00 ball
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SMCSelect Rosas
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (7)
  • Dyed evenly (6)
  • Soft (6)
  • Good weight (5)
  • Knits quickly (5)

Cons

  • Snags (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (7)
  • Sweaters (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Artist (3), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Select Rosas by Gedifra/SMC

I am knitting a drop stitch and garter stitch summer top for my niece.
ON THE GOOD SIDE: The "flower" embellishments show beautifully against garter stitch, and decorate the drop...Read complete review

I am knitting a drop stitch and garter stitch summer top for my niece.
ON THE GOOD SIDE: The "flower" embellishments show beautifully against garter stitch, and decorate the drop stitch rather like a flowering vine would adorn a trellis. The yarn is very pretty without looking oversweet, and comes in a variety of colours. This yarn, especially in the older colours, would be lovely for gift wrap, hat embellishment, party or shower favours or decoration, maypole ribbon, leads for well-trained dogs, cushion tassels or decoration, shawls or wraps, openwork or loose-fitting tops for women and girls, and, if tightly knit or crocheted, totes, purses, and doll clothes. The I-cord/chainette construction means that, to finish off a yarn end neatly, you could either knot it, or, after cutting across an end, tease out the chainette loops, and then with thread or floss matching base colour or flower colour, weave or sew them together to prevent unravelling. Lovely! Another plus: The tubular chainette construction means that, although the yarn is 55% poly and 45% cotton, it lies lightly on the body and feels more airy and comfortable than yarns of the same fibre mix but of more conventional construction.
ON THE NOT SO GOOD SIDE: 1. From the sample photos alone I gather that the yarn produced more recently, i.e., in the newer colours [e.g. anthracite, dark blue, & light blue], does not look as pretty as that in the original colours. The "roses" spun or chained into the yarn in the new colours look a bit skimpy, monotone, and not as much like actual flowers as those of the original colours [e.g.,Red, Orange, Rose, Beige, Turquoise, Light Green, and Grass Green]. 2. I would avoid a clustered or very ornate lace pattern in this yarn, such as Ilga Leja's Mermaid Stitch, since in these patterns the embellishments will catch and pull the clusters out of shape, barring a lot of time-consuming adjustment with a crochet hook, or even re-knitting section after section. I would suggest sticking instead with simple or drop stitch lace, where this snagging is much less likely to occur.
Thank you, Melanie

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cool!

I love the colors. I haven't decided what to do with the 5 colors I bought, so can't comment much.

I love the colors. I haven't decided what to do with the 5 colors I bought, so can't comment much.

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5.0

What fun to work with!

By Martha

from Santa Maria, CA

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Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about SMC Select Rosas:

    I added beads at each end of the length of the scarf to make it dressy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    3.0

    Cool!

    By susan

    from Jackson, NH

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SMC Select Rosas:

          I love the colors. I haven't decided what to do with the 5 colors I bought, so can't comment much.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Love the yarn

          By Rosie

          from Winneconne, Wi.

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          See all my reviews

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          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about SMC Select Rosas:

            I made a cowl & it turned out just beautifully.

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            5.0

            really fresh yarn

            By retro flower

            from Borrego springs

            About Me Artist, Collector

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Really Pretty Cute
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Needs Lots Of It

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about SMC Select Rosas:

            Great for a sleeveless vest, scarf, tie, purse or pillow with a lining.It is a very sweet yarn, could also be a child sweater in the right color, or a bootie. The little flowers detail on the yarn makes it very special and interesting. It is in fact very English, very vintage, intereting.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Works up like flower buds! Lovely

            By Ellen

            from Little River,SC

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Novice

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

            • Snags

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about SMC Select Rosas:

            Made a scarf-looks very expensive! If you love something different-this is it! Finished pattern looks like little flower buds. Did mine in red-really pretty touches.

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            • No

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            5.0

            So Pretty Select Rosas

            By Ancient Lady

            from Adelaide Australia

            About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Innovator

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Looks Fantastic
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about SMC Select Rosas:

              I have nom idea how i will use this yarn.... yet. But it is so beautiful with its little rose -like nubs that I know it will become a garment of great beauty that I will make with love and wear with pride.
              A beautiful yarn always makes a beautiful object.

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              • No

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              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Select Rosas by Gedifra/SMC

              By Woadblue

              from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

              About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Novice designer, Scholar, Teacher

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Embellished beautifully
              • Good Weight
              • I-cord construction
              • Knits Quickly
              • Lovely colour range
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Shiny and matte
              • Soft
              • Very subtle tweed

              Cons

              • Embellishments snag

              Best Uses

              • Cushion trim
              • Decorative party accents
              • Doll dressing
              • Gift wrap
              • Hat trim
              • Knit or crochet purses
              • Knit or crochet totes
              • Lacey openwork tops
              • Scarves
              • Shawls
              • Shower favours
              • Summer tops
              • Sweaters
              • Wedding favours

              Comments about SMC Select Rosas:

              I am knitting a drop stitch and garter stitch summer top for my niece.
              ON THE GOOD SIDE: The "flower" embellishments show beautifully against garter stitch, and decorate the drop stitch rather like a flowering vine would adorn a trellis. The yarn is very pretty without looking oversweet, and comes in a variety of colours. This yarn, especially in the older colours, would be lovely for gift wrap, hat embellishment, party or shower favours or decoration, maypole ribbon, leads for well-trained dogs, cushion tassels or decoration, shawls or wraps, openwork or loose-fitting tops for women and girls, and, if tightly knit or crocheted, totes, purses, and doll clothes. The I-cord/chainette construction means that, to finish off a yarn end neatly, you could either knot it, or, after cutting across an end, tease out the chainette loops, and then with thread or floss matching base colour or flower colour, weave or sew them together to prevent unravelling. Lovely! Another plus: The tubular chainette construction means that, although the yarn is 55% poly and 45% cotton, it lies lightly on the body and feels more airy and comfortable than yarns of the same fibre mix but of more conventional construction.
              ON THE NOT SO GOOD SIDE: 1. From the sample photos alone I gather that the yarn produced more recently, i.e., in the newer colours [e.g. anthracite, dark blue, & light blue], does not look as pretty as that in the original colours. The "roses" spun or chained into the yarn in the new colours look a bit skimpy, monotone, and not as much like actual flowers as those of the original colours [e.g.,Red, Orange, Rose, Beige, Turquoise, Light Green, and Grass Green]. 2. I would avoid a clustered or very ornate lace pattern in this yarn, such as Ilga Leja's Mermaid Stitch, since in these patterns the embellishments will catch and pull the clusters out of shape, barring a lot of time-consuming adjustment with a crochet hook, or even re-knitting section after section. I would suggest sticking instead with simple or drop stitch lace, where this snagging is much less likely to occur.
              Thank you, Melanie

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              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I liked this product

              By cata

              from Buffalo NY

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Snags
              • Unravels

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about SMC Select Rosas:

              this yarn has a very nice feel to it but you have to allow for the little nubbins that occur every 8 inches or so. It is a little tricky to achieve a tight knit due to the texture. The other problem I notices is that the nubbins of yarn unravel every so often and need to be tied off. This can be hidden fairly easily because of the texture of the yarn, but you have to watchful while you are knitting.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Wonderful, but snags

              By Cynthia

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Snags

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about SMC Select Rosas:

              I knitted a sweater from a Gedifra pattern for this yarn. The yarn felt so good in my hands, I really hated to finish the project. The sweater looked great, but was surprisingly heavy, and I suspect it may stretch. Yarn snags easily, but I would definitely use it again.

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              • No

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              beautiful feel and drape

              By Anonymous

              from Oakland Gardens, NY

              Comments about SMC Select Rosas:

              Marvelous yarn that feels and looks superb!

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