21 May 2009

Leaf Scarf



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.

Abbreviations:
P= Purl
K= Knit
YO = Yarn Over

Cast on 3 Stitches.

*P3
K1, YO, K1, YO, K1
P5
K2, YO, K1, YO, K2
P7
K3, YO, K1, YO, K3
P9
K9 - this row begins the top part of the leaf.
P9
K3, S2, K1, P2SSO, K3
P7
K2, S2, K1, P2SSO, K2
P5
K1, S2, K1, P2SSO, K1
P3
K3

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.

Leafy!

4 comments:

Vegan and Vintage said...

Wow that is seriously good! I can't wait to perhaps see it in person!!

Jessi said...

amazing!!! so unique and gorg!

MildlyCrafty said...

that's fabulous! going to get some scraps out and make one right now!

MildlyCrafty said...

Hi, I made your scarf and I love it, I've had several compliments on it. I tried to find it on Ravelry but couldn't so I added a pattern page for it. Hope you don't mind. It's here, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leaf-scarf-3.

And this is my version.