Turning Leaves by Jill Tarabar

Turning Leaves

October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 - 600 yards (366 - 549 m)
One size fits all
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Individual leaves dance around the bottom edge of this triangle shawl turned poncho, moving from front to back, leading to one central leaf that grows from the center spine. This symmetrical triangle is knit from the top down, starting at the back of the neck with very few stitches, growing the triangle shape through rhythmic increases.

Leaves are knitted on as a lace style border along each side edge, incorporating shawl stitches as you go. Optional buttons turn this shawl into a poncho.

Both written instructions and charts are included for the multi-directional, scallop leaf border pattern. Short rows are also incorporated in the final center leaf.

While this pattern is designed for DK weight yarn, it can be knit as written in worsted weight as well. For a bulkier yarn, use a larger needle, and for a thinner yarn (fingering or lace) use a smaller needle. You may choose to increase/decrease the size as written by adding rows to the shawl body in multiples of 18 rows.

Thank you to glynette, mawychick, Ashley6, MissEvyl and knitspingirl for their excellent test knitting skills!