The First Few Fallen Leaves by Sylvia McFadden

The First Few Fallen Leaves

September 2013
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
two sizes: a lace weight version, and a worsted weight version. But this pattern is highly modifiable to make it any size.
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I hope you like this geometrically beautiful thing!

This shawl is fun and easy to knit. It’s charted and the charts are very non-threatening. Easy to memorize and easily repeated to make the shawl any size you’re interested in.

Hope you like it!


The lovely tweedy mustard one:

Habu Tsumugi Silk (lace weight yarn)
in colourway “ 34 Curry”
2 cones (approx 970 meters)
4mm needle (or size to obtain gauge)

The lovely heathered green one:

Harrisville’s New England Highland (worsted weight yarn)
In colourway “ Highland Cypress”
2 skein (approx 364 meters)
6mm needles (or size to obtain gauge)


Green one:

12 stitches per 4” in stockinette
2 1/2 lace lines per 4” (blocked and measured along the spine of the shawl)

Mustard one:

18 stitches per 4” in stockinette
3 1/2 lace lines per 4” (blocked and measured along the spine of the shawl)

Size (highly modifiable):

The mustard one is: 84” along the top and 42” at the deepest point
The green one is: 68” along the top and 34” at the deepest point

Thanks to saracan for knitting the beautiful lace sample and for woolcamera for modelling for me!

As for all of my paid patterns, please feel free to contact me if you’re low on funds. I’m happy to gift you the pattern free of charge.