Miniature Leaf Stitch

The Miniature Leaf Stitch

Description

The Miniature Leaf Stitch uses Eyelet & Lace techniques to create a fabric of (as the name would suggest) small leaves.

Simply an excellent choice for light-weight cardigans or scarves, particularly when paired with a less elastic yarn like cotton to create a chic draping effect.

As with most Lace stitches, there is a lot of increasing/decreasing involved in pulling off this pattern. Please, please, please. Make sure you fully understand the different techniques required before you begin knitting!

Looking to get started, well lets move on to the instructions...

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of six stitches plus one for your project.

Starting out on the wrong side, we are simply going to purl all stitches in the first row (and all future wrong side rows).

The second-row begins by knitting one, then into the following repeat; knit two together, yarnover, knit one, yarnover then slip knitwise twice, and then knit the stitches together and finish the repeat by knitting one. Continue repeating this pattern along the row till you reach the end.

The fourth row starts by knitting two together then enter a repeating pattern of; yarnover, knit three, yarnover, slip two knitwise, knit one then pass the two slip stitches over. Keep repeating this until the last six stitches in the row, and yarnover, knit three, yarnover, then slip, slip and knit the stitches together.

The sixth row starts by knitting the first stitch, then enter a repeating pattern of yarning over, slip knitwise, slip knitwise and knit the stitches together, knit one, knit two together, yarnover then knit one. Keep repeating this until the end of the row.

The eighth row, begins by knitting two then entering a repeating pattern of yarning over, slip two stitches knitwise, knit one and pass the two slip stitches over, then yarnover again before finishing the repeat by knitting three stitches. Continue repeating this until you reach the last seven stitches of the row and yarnover, slip two stitches knitwise, knit one, then pass the two slip stitches over, yarnover and finish by knitting two.

Once you have completed row eight, continue repeating rows 1-8 until you have the desired size.

Difficulty Level:

Intermediate Knitting Stitch

Cast on:

Cast on any multiple of 6 + 1 stitches.
8 row pattern repeat.

Techniques Used in this Stitch:

k
p
yo
sl2, k1, p2sso

k2tog
ssk

Knit
Purl
Yarn over
Slip two, knit one, then pass both slip stitches over
Knit 2 together
Slip, slip, knit

Wool Yarns from knitpicks.com
Worsted Weight Yarns from knitpicks.com

Traditional Instructions

Row 1 (WS): p all stitches.
Row 2: k1, * k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 3 (and all WS rows): p all stitches.
Row 4: k2tog, * yo, k3, yo, sl2 k-wise, k1, p2sso; rep from * to last 6 sts, yo, k3, yo, ssk.
Row 6: k1, * yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 8: k2, * yo, sl2 k-wise, k1, p2sso, yo, k3; rep from * to last 7 sts, yo, sl2 k-wise, k1, p2sso, yo, k2.

Repeat rows 1-8 to desired length.

Miniature Leaf Stitch Chart

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Miniature Leaf Swatch Examples

Miniature Leaf Stitch Example - RS

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Miniature Leaf Stitch Example - WS

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Knitting projects using the Miniature Leaf Stitch

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