A Leaf Unfurled by Ellen M. Silva

A Leaf Unfurled

Knitting
November 2018
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
196 yards (179 m)
One Size
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In her poem, “Instructions on Not Giving Up,” Ada Limón says, “…it’s the greening of the trees… a new slick leaf unfurling…” that really gets to her. It gets to me, too, as does finding a lovely leaf lace pattern to knit. Inspired by Ms. Limón’s poetry, I’ve adapted a leaf and bud pattern from Hitomi Shida’s Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible (reviewed in Cast On Spring 2018) to create an elegant lace cowl, the perfect winter gift to remind a loved one that spring is coming.