I've wanted to make a scarf consisting of little knitted leaves for ages. I've hunted around the net for various patterns and combined a couple and constructed my own, which lets you knit the leaves in varying degrees of size, so that you end up with a scarf made of smaller, medium and large leaves. You can also add different colours and textures, if you like! Yay!
Here are some pictures from the work in progress. The pattern is below!
Pattern for Little Leaf Scarf
I used acrylic and bamboo mohair and size 6 needles, but really - use anything! I don't believe in needle sizes - what's closest to the couch is usually the best size. At least in my book.
YO = Yarn Over
Cast on 3 Stitches.
K1, YO, K1, YO, K1
K2, YO, K1, YO, K2
K3, YO, K1, YO, K3
K9 - this row begins the top part of the leaf.
K3, S2, K1, P2SSO, K3
K2, S2, K1, P2SSO, K2
K1, S2, K1, P2SSO, K1
repeat from *
If you wish to make larger leaves, instead of beginning to decrease where the pattern says 'this row begins the top part of the leaf', you just continue to increase according to pattern. So you keep knitting the stitches at the beginning and end of each row, and increase by 2 in each row by doing two Yarn Overs as the pattern prescribes. Then, when you're at the desired width, you start decreasing according to pattern. So, for example, if you increased to K10, YO, K1, YO, K10, you will decrease by doing K10, S2, K1, P2SSO, K10.