Leaf by Leaf
“Can’t see the forest for the trees” is a popular proverb. It might as well have been not seeing the tree for all the leaves but I hope there will never be one about not noticing the shawl for all the fancy stitches.
Leaf by Leaf is a triangular shawl knitted from the neck down. The pattern consists of leaves in different sizes, inspired by traditional Estonian knitting and lace doilies. It is adjustable in size and yarn requirements are variable. It has patterning on the right side rows only, wrong side rows are purled. The pattern is charted. Use needles to obtain a desired lace effect.
Grass green sample shawl is knitted in Istex Lodband einband 100% wool, 273 yd/250 m per 50g skein it used 123 grams knitted on 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle. The Leaf chart was worked 3 times. Blocked size is 155 x 75cm (60 x 30 inches).
Apple green (think Golden Delicious) sample shawl is knitted in Malabrigo Lace 100% merino, 470 yd/430 m per 50g skein it used 28 grams knitted on 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle. The Leaf chart was worked once. Blocked size is 100 x 45cm (39 x 18 inches).