Falling Leaves Scarf

Inspired by the colors and patterns of the fall, this simple and cozy scarf is just what you need this season. The intriguing lace design zigzags along the scarf mimicking the motions of falling leaves.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Length when blocked 69” [175cm]; Width when blocked 6.5” [17cm]

Gauge: 37 sts x 29 rows = 4” [10cm] in pattern after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: KnitPicks Palette (100% peruvian highland wool; 231 yards [211 meters]/50 grams): #24002 Autumn Heather (3 balls)
Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) straight or circular needles

Abbreviations

Cdd: Slip 2 sts together k-wise, k1, pass 2 slipped stitches over.
M1l: Pick up yarn between sts from front to back, k through back loop.
M1r: Pick up yarn between sts from back to front, k through front.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat from one short edge to the other.

Pattern

CO 65.
Rows 1-4: K.
Next 20 rows make up leaf pattern, alternatively work from chart.
Row 1: K3, *k1, yo, cdd, yo, k9, cdd, k9, yo, cdd, yo, k1* k1 rep from * to* once more, k3.
Row 2 and all ws rows: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 3: K3, *m1l, k1, yo, cdd, yo, k8, cdd, k8, yo, cdd, yo, k1, m1r* k1 rep from * to * once more, k3.
Row 5: K3, *m1l, yo, k2tog, yo, cdd, yo, ssk, yo, k5, cdd, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, cdd, yo, ssk, yo, m1r* k1, rep from * to * once more, k3.
Row 7: K3, *m1l (yo, k3, cdd, k3) three times, yo, m1r* k1 rep from * to * once more, k3.
Row 9: K3, *m1l, k1, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo, k1, m1r* k1, rep from * to * once more, k3.
Row 11: K3, *m1l, k2, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo, k2, m1r* k1 rep from * to * once more, k3.
Row 13: K3 *m1l, k4, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k4, m1r* k1, rep from * to * once more, k3.
Row 15: K3 *m1l, k6 (yo, k1, cdd, k1) three times, yo, k6, m1r* k1, rep from * to * once more, k3.
Row 17: K3 *m1l, k8, yo, cdd, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, cdd, yo, k8, m1r* k1, rep from * to * once more, k3.
Row 19: K3 *m1l, k9 (yo, cdd) three times, yo, k9, m1r* k1, rep from * to * once more, k3.
Repeat rows 1-20 until scarf measures, ending with a row 20.
K 4 rows.
Bind off k-wise.

Chart Instructions

Next row: K3, work 2 reps of chart, k3.
Next row: K3, p to last three sts, k3.
Rep these 2 rows until desired length.
Work rows 1-4 again
Bind off k-wise.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block to measurements given above. yarn ball

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