Leaves in Relief by Ariel Barton

Leaves in Relief

September 2005
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1338 - 2007 yards (1223 - 1835 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
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This pattern is available for free.

From the designer: “When one of my best friends got married, I decided to knit her a wedding present. Her recent move from California to Chicago suggested a sweater. I knew that what she missed most about West Coast winters was trees with leaves.

“The sleeves are based on a twining vine leaf pattern taken from Barbara Walker’s “A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns.” The front features an elaboration of the twining trees from “Charted Knitting Designs.” The sweater is made of soft merino wool, warm without being itchy.

“This pattern is designed to give slightly more experienced knitters a place to showcase their skills. Nonetheless, it should be possible for anyone who can handle cables to make it; all you need is the ability to read a chart and pay close attention to detail.”

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

To fit bust 30 (33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) inches

finished measurements: Bust: 31 (34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 49) inches

Length: 24.5 (25, 25, 25.5, 25.5, 26, 26) inches

1 24-inch US #7/4.5mm circular needle
1 24-inch US #5/3.75mm circular needle
1 set US #7/4.5mm double-point needles
1 spare circular needle, 16 inch or longer, US 7/4.5mm or smaller
Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Waste yarn