Shades of Leaves Shawl by Kay Meadors
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Shades of Leaves Shawl

Knitting
June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
418 yards (382 m)
OSFA -- (blocked) 51 wide x 17 1/2" deep
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Errata: Chart B should not have had the last YO in the yellow repeat.

I designed this crescent shaped shawl with the colors of Autumn and Spring in mind. It uses 5 colors of gradient shades of sock yarn.

The color transition is worked in 3 rows of seed st. This gives a slight rick-rack sort of transition between the colors.

I have used Miss Babs Gradient Set and Knitpicks Palette. Either yarns have wonderful colors!

For the Miss Babs, I used:
1 Gradient Set (Set of 5 Yummy 2-ply Toes) from Miss Babs in Enlightenment. (Awareness, Learning, Wisdom, Insight, and Enlightenment)
For the Knitpicks Palette, I used:
Autumn Colors, #24249 Sweet Potato, #24248 Masala, #24003 Salsa heather, #24246 Pimento, #24015 Garnet Heather
Spring Colors, #24254 Celadon Heather, #24257 Edamame, #24256 Clover, #24584 Forest Heather, #25543 Larch Heather

Finished Size: Unblocked 38” wide by 13” deep, blocked 51” wide by 17 1/2” deep

Materials
5 colors of Sock or fingering weight yarn, approximately (418 yards total)
Contrasting Color #1 (CC1) -- 35 yards
CC2 -- 50 yards
CC3 -- 80 yards
CC4 -- 120 yards
CC5 -- 133 yards
29” Circular needle, size 7 (4.50 mm) or size needed for gauge

GAUGE: In Stockinette Stitch, 20 sts and 28 rows = 4”