Knitting by Judy @ 10:18 AM
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leaf pattern scarf

I think I’ve found a leaf pattern that I like. Finally. This is the Leaf pattern from Vogue Stitchionary: Knit & Purl. Pardon the pins, but it does need a bit of stretching into shape in order to photograph well.

I had considered this stitch pattern originally. But when I swatched it, for some reason I thought there was an error in the instructions and I didn’t feel like dealing with it at the time. It may have come from knitting a square swatch. Or maybe from a tired brain trying to wrap itself around lace. At any rate, I discarded this in favor of other patterns that didn’t work out so well. After trying and discarding several more, I went back to this pattern and decided to give it one more try.

Vogue Stitchionary: Knit & Purl

This time, the pattern knit almost effortlessly. Perhaps it’s because I’m not knitting in a square, with 1/2-leaves on the sides. Or perhaps my brain is a little fresher. Or perhaps because, after swatching it before, I’m not following the instructions all that closely. In any case, I think I like the way this is knitting up. I tried it first with beads, but I didn’t like that look. The beadless version, I think, is better.

The colors in the picture are fairly true. As always, clicking on the pic pops up the biggy size.

With 400 yards of yarn, I should have enough to make a fairly long scarf. I debated whether I should knit this from the ends in to the center and then graft, or whether I should knit it end-to-end. Because the leaves are symmetrical, I think I will knit it end to end. The leaves will be falling on one side and rising on the other.

What do you think? Please comment and let me know. (Thursday night knitters & Alice, this means you, too!)

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