Last Leaf by Nicky Epstein
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Last Leaf

Knitting
January 1997
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
4.75 stitches = 1 inch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
240 - 250 yards (219 - 229 m)
One size (fits average adult)

If you’ve read Melanie Falick’s beautiful book Knitting in America, you’ll recognize this design, which is based on my sweater design in that book. I actually had 4 triangles and a few leaves left over from that sweater, and they became the basis for this design. I sewed the triangles together to make the counterpane square and with a circular needle picked up around the edge of the square and worked the rib band. When blocking I folded the corners to the band and added a few leaves. A unique beret was born from the leftovers, but you’ll have to start from scratch with my instructions.