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:
|YARN||Real Pearl – a laceweight yarn|
|NEEDLE||US4 / 3.5 mm|
|SIZE (WxH)||6 1/4 (W) x 6 (L)” when wet-blocked|
|STS||41 sts x 56 rows|
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.