french traveling leaf

Autumn is over the long leaves that love us,
And over the mice in the barley sheaves;
Yellow the leaves of the rowan above us,
And yellow the wet wild-strawberry leaves.
TS Eliot, The Falling of the Leaves

THE LO DOWN

we’re working on a shrug pattern and decided to swatch up the traveling leaf pattern.  we’re not entirely sure if we’ll incorporate it, but we’re including it in our swatch library for reference.   the traveling leaf pattern is simple enough with really just 2 unique lines.  however, it does require quite a lot of blocking for the pattern to become apparent.  here’s what it looks like unblocked — a bit of a soft ripply concoction:

THE LO-LO-DOWN
YARN Real Pearl – a laceweight yarn
COLOUR Champagne Pearl
NEEDLE US4 / 3.5 mm
SIZE (WxH) 6 1/4 (W) x 6 (L)” when wet-blocked
STS 41 sts x 56 rows
LEVEL Intermediate
TYPE Lace
SWATCH CONSTRUCTION
CO41 sts (mults of 12 sts + 5); knit flat.

R1 (WS) and all WS rows: P all
R2 & 4 (RS): K2, *K1, YO, K3, K2tog, K1, SSK, K3, YO; rep from *, end K3
R6 & 8
: K2, *K1, SSK, K3, YO, K1, YO, K3, K2tog; rep from *, end K3

repeat rows 1-8 for the pattern. the swatch above contains a 7 repeats of the pattern.

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