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Little Leaves

April 2010
Lace / 2 ply ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
370 - 400 yards (338 - 366 m)
17" x 54", lace or fingering weight yarn
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Inspired by lush green leaves shimmering with droplets of morning dew, Little Leaves shawlette with its smaller size will make a great addition to any wardrobe. The design includes beads for extra textural detail, but the lace will look great even if left unadorned.

This wrap is knitted in one piece starting at the outside edge of the lace section followed by easy short rows (no wraps), which give the shawlette its unique crescent form. The elongated narrow shape offers numerous ways of tying and draping without the need for a shawl pin.

This project is not difficult even for the beginner lace knitter since the stitch pattern is very simple to knit and easy to memorize. The reverse rows are purled and the addition of beads is optional. Any lace or fingering weight yarn will work for this project, the original was completed with approximately 370 yards of Malabrigo Lace, color VAA.

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14 January 2011 - Updated pattern pdf (v.2) has corrected errata and includes the written row-by-row instructions as well as the chart.

Row-by-row directions:
(thank you, smidgentigre)
Row 1, 13, 25: Bead, +{yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo, bead} +rep to end.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3, 15, 27: K1, +{k1, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k2} +rep to last 10 sts, k1, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k2.
Row 5, 17, 29: K1, +{k2, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k3} +rep to last 10 sts, k2, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k3.
Row 7, 19, 31: Ssk, +{k3, yo, bead, yo, k3, cdd (m)} +rep to last 9 sts, k3, yo, bead, yo, k3, k2tog.
Row 9, 21, 33: Ssk, +{k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, cdd (m)} +rep to last 9 sts, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, k2tog.
Row 11, 23: Ssk, +{k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, cdd (m)} +rep to last 9 sts, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, k2tog.
Row 35: Ssk, +{k1, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k1, cdd (m)} +rep to last 9 sts, k1, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k1, k2tog.
Row 37: Ssk, +{k5, cdd (m)} +rep to last 7 sts, k5, k2tog.
(m) remove & replace optional stitch marker to form cdd stitch

Please note, there is a row numbering error in the pdf chart. The lace chart itself has no errors, only the rows are mislabeled. Row 21 should be 19, row 23 should be 21 and so on, ending with row 37, not 39.
Also, the approximate number of beads required is 210, not 130.