Autumn Leaves Shawl by Susanne Visch
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Autumn Leaves Shawl

Knitting
August 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
460 - 481 yards (421 - 440 m)
This pattern is available for free.

This shawl features a simple stockinette body knit sideways in a shallow triangle shape. The leafy border is knitted on at the same time. Made in a loose gauge, Autumn Leaves is an airy layering piece, just enough for when there’s a chill in the air.

This design works great with a special skein of fingering weight yarn because you can weigh the yarn, knit to the half-way point, then start decreasing again thus making the most of your vailable yarn. Autumn Leaves can however be made in any size, using any weight of yarn. Just knit until you have reached half of your yarn or half the size you want the shawl or shawlette to be. Since the body is in plain stockinette this pattern works great with hand dyed yarns.

The pattern for the lace edging is an adaption of the Leaf edging pattern from “Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls” by Martha Waterman. Instructions for the lace border are both written and charted.

Difficulty
This pattern features lace knitted on both right and wrong side rows. Stitches used include knit, purl, k2tog, p2tog, kfb, M1, skp, yo and sl2, k1, p2sso. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate or lace knitter.

For help with or questions about this pattern, you’re welcome in the designer’s group: La Visch Designs.