Leaf Kerchief by Keeia Hicks

Leaf Kerchief

Knitting
October 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
650 - 700 yards (594 - 640 m)
One size fits most, customizable.
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This little kerchief can be worn as a scarf or small, pretty shawl. The body has an eyelet pattern interspersed with springy garter stitch rows. The leaf edging is knit separately and joined at the end. This knit is a wonderful vehicle for your favorite variegated fingering weight wool.

Finished Measurements
32 1/2 inches at widest point
20 inches long
finished weight - 185 grams

Suggested Yarn
Koigu KPPPM (100% Merino Wool)
175yards (160m/50g) per skein
For project: approximately 4 skeins - 650 yards (592m, 185g)

Needles
One pair US2 1/2 (3mm) needles
One US2 (2.75mm)
Or size to obtain gauge (see pattern notes regarding needle size)

Notions
stitch holder(s) or safety pins
tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Gauge
14 sts = 2” in stockinette stitch, unblocked

Pattern Notes
It may be hard to find 3mm needles in the US, as there is no conversion for it, but the closest is US2. You could use US1 if your gauge is loose. As its a kerchief fit is not that big of a consideration.