Falling Leaves Ruana by Genevra Lee

Falling Leaves Ruana

June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1750 - 1800 yards (1600 - 1646 m)
52" x 56"
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You’ll love the versatility of the ruana, a poncho-style outer garment originating in the Andes. One of the most adaptable articles in your closet, it can be worn a number of waysβ€”worn loose like a cardigan, flipped across your shoulders for more warmth and styleβ€”adapting to your needs. Fitting most every body size, the Falling Leaves Ruana is knit in a graduating lace pattern, transitioning from large leaves to small. For your colors, pick up a five color gradient set or use your favorite five skeins of fingering weight yarn to create a one-of-a-kind piece that you will wear forever.

β€’ Worked in pieces from the bottom up; first the back, then two identical front pieces

β€’ The three pieces are joined together at the shoulder during the bind off

β€’ Colors are changed while working through the lace charts at the same time

β€’ The width can be adjusted by decreasing/increasing the number of stitches cast on in multiples of 20 and working less/more lace repeats. Please note that this can affect the overall amount of yarn needed.

β€’ The length can be adjusted by working more/less rows of the final lace chart. If increasing the length, consider working more than 20 rows between color changes. Please note that this can affect the overall amount of yarn needed.

β€’ Written pattern instructions; lace patterns are charted.

One Size: 52” x 56”

Yarn quantities: 5 colors of fingering weight yarn – approximately 430 yards each

Burgundy sample shown: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering – 475 yards (114 grams)
C1: Broadway Market
C2: Park Heights
C3: Waverly
C4: Banksy
C5: David Hess

Speckled sample shown: Acid Veil Dye Works –
C2: Acid Veil Dye Works Creme Puff Sock MCN in Live at the Lava Fields (435 yds/100g)
C2: Acid Veil Dye Works Delectable Merino Sock in Wild Apple Dreams (435 yds/100g)
C3: C1: Acid Veil Dye Works Delite Swizzle Twist Sock in Earthquake Weather (435 yds/100g)
C4: Acid Veil Dye Works Divine Silky Merino Sock in Derain (435 yds/100g)
C5: Acid Veil Dye Works Delite Silky Cashmerino Sock in Black Dahlia (435 yds/100g)

Needle: Size US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle with 36” cord to accommodate the stitch number

Additional materials:
Stitch markers (optional)
Stitch holder or scrap yarn

Gauge: 24 sts + 36 rows = 4” in St st (after blocking)

Knitting level: Intermediate to experienced