Leaves in Winter shawl by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Leaves in Winter shawl

January 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round (worked with larger needle)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
360 yards (329 m)
one size fits most (8" circ neck opening; 30-36" circ from tip to tip; 12-15" from neck to hem
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Reminiscent of sparkling ice on leaves, this shawl will add sparkle and grace to your winter wardrobe. This full-circle, poncho-style shawl is knit in the round and measures a full 36 inches from tip to tip (with an 8-inch diameter neck opening).

Directions are both charted and round by round.

The shawl uses approx. 360 yards of fingering-weight yarn (sample used 75% of one skein of the Fame Trend Paljett).

Shawl is knit in the round from neck to hem (so, minimal finishing!)

Starting with a smaller needle and rib, the shawl quickly increases on the larger needles, creating every-growing leaves until the final, garter-stitch BO

You will work create 60 leaves – 30 will increase while the alternating 30 decrease. I have given a chart and round-by-round, but it’s easiest (and fastest) if you learn to “read” your knitting and see what you need to do next, referring only occasionally to the chart/rnd-by-rnd directions