Turning New Leaves Garland

Introducing a garland of leaves for home décor – drape it along the mantle, over a window and even down the middle of your Thanksgiving table. Choose a gradient yarn for multi-colored leaves that change as you knit.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 180.5″ / [458.5 cm] long

Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st; one repeat of Leaf A and B = 10.5” [26.5 cm] and 2” [5 cm].

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Knit Picks Chroma Worsted (70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon; 198 yards [180 meters]/100 grams): 26549 Lake Front (1 skein)

Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) 16” circular or DPNS

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

cdd (center double decrease) – Slip 2 sts k-wise, k1, slip 2 sts over k1.

m1 (make 1) – With left needle, lift strand between needles from front to back, knit lifted loop through the back to twist stitch.

Special Stitches

I-cord (3 sts)

*Slide sts to the right, towards needle tip (the working yarn is at end of row). Pull yarn across back of work to first st and knit all sts; rep from * for patt.

Leaf A (varying stitch count)

Row 1 (RS): (K1, m1) twice, k1. (5 sts)

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k2.

Row 3: Sl1, (k1, m1) twice, k2. (7 sts)

Row 4: Sl1 wyif, k2, sl1 wyif, k3.

Row 5: Sl1, k2, m1, k1, m1, k3. (9 sts)

Row 6: Sl1 wyif, k3, sl1 wyif, k4.

Row 7: Sl1, k3, m1, k1, m1, k4. (11 sts)

Row 8: Sl1 wyif, k4, sl1 wyif, k5.

Row 9: Sl1, k10.

Row 10: Rep Row 8.

Row 11: Sl1, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k3. (9 sts)

Row 12: Rep Row 6.

Row 13: Sl1, k8.

Row 14: Rep Row 6.

Row 15: Sl1, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2. (7 sts)

Row 16: Rep Row 4.

Row 17: Sl1, k6.

Row 18: Rep Row 4.

Row 19: Sl1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1. (5 sts)

Row 20: Rep Row 2.

Row 21: Sl1, k4.

Row 22: Rep Row 2.

Row 23: Sl1, cdd, k1. (3 sts)

Leaf B (varying stitch count)

Row 1 (RS): (K1, m1) twice, k1. (5 sts)

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k2.

Row 3: Sl1, (k1, m1) twice, k2. (7 sts)

Row 4: Sl1 wyif, k1, p1, sl1 wyif, p1, k2.

Row 5: Sl1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k3. (9 sts)

Row 6: Sl1 wyif, k1, p2, sl1 wyif, p2, k2.

Row 7: Sl1, k3, yo, k1, yo, k4. (11 sts)

Row 8: Sl1 wyif, k1, p3, sl1 wyif, p3, k2.

Row 9: Sl1, k4, yo, k1, yo, k5. (13 sts)

Row 10: Sl1 wyif, k1, p4, sl1 wyif, p4, k2.

Row 11: Sl1, k12.

Row 12: Rep Row 10.

Row 13: Sl1, k1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k2. (11 sts)

Row 14: Rep Row 8.

Row 15: Sl1, k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2. (9 sts)

Row 16: Rep Row 6.

Row 17: Sl1, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2. (7 sts)

Row 18: Rep Row 4.

Row 19: Sl1, k1, cdd, k2. (5 sts)

Row 20: Rep Row 2.

Row 21: K1, cdd, k1. (3 sts)

Pattern Notes

Garland alternates between two leaf designs that flow in and out of an I-cord.

Slip sts p-wise.

Pattern

Set-up

CO 3 sts. Work I-cord pattern 10 times or until cord meas 2” / [5 cm].

Leaf A

Work Rows 1-23 of Leaf A.

Work I-cord patt 10 times or until cord meas 2” / [5 cm].

Leaf B

Work Rows 1-21 of Leaf B.

Work I-cord pattern 10 times or until cord meas 2” / [5 cm].

Repeat (Leaf A followed by Leaf B) 16 more times.

Finishing

Pull yarn through. Weave in ends and block to measurements.

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