Palm Frond Swatch

Practice these palm frond style motifs, you’ll be ready to add them to just about all of your knits! Master this swatch and picture cute scarves, shawls, maybe even a purse flap with these palm inspired stitches.

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Anchor Bay (50% Cotton, 50% Superwash Merino Wool; 262 yards [240 meters]/100 grams): 26 Olive (MC 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) balls),

Needles: US size 10 (6.0 mm) 24” straight and circular

Notions: Markers, small stitch holders, safety pins, tapestry needle,

Special Stitches

Long Loops: You’ll be pulling loops of yarn through each of the six yarn overs in the stitches underneath where you are and leaving the loops on the needle for the next round.

To begin, place left needle through the right-most yarn over from front to back, wrap the yarn around the needle to form a loop and pull the loop through to the front of the work.  Place the yarn on right needle. Rep with each of the other five yarn overs, moving from right to left. Be sure to keep the loops nice and loose.

Ruffle Swatch

CO 18 sts.

Using Lace Swatch Chart or written instructions below make the swatch. (There is an additional row in the swatch chart compared to the actual chart to accommodate the fact that the swatch is knit flat, it’s not an error).

Rows 1-8: *(K1, p1) 3 times; rep from * to end of rnd. (18 sts)

Row 9 (RS): *M1r, k5, m1l, p1; rep from * to end of rnd. (24 sts)

Row 10: *K1, p7; rep from * to end of rnd.

Row 11: *M1r, k7, m1l, p1; rep from * to end of rnd. 30 sts

Row 12: *K1, p9; rep from * to end of rnd.

Row 13: *M1r, k9, m1l, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.  36 sts

Row 14: *K1, p11; rep from * to end of rnd.

Row 15: *K11, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Row 16: *K1, p3, p2tog tbl, yo, p1, yo, p2tog, p3; rep from * to end of rnd.

Row 17: *K11, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Row 18: *K1, p2, p2tog tbl, yo, p3, yo, p2tog, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Row 19: *K11, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Row 20: *K1, p1, p2tog tbl, yo, p5, yo, p2tog, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Row 21: *K11, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Row 22: *K1, p5, brcddp, p5; rep from * to end of rnd.

Row 23: *K5, brp, k5, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Row 24: *K1, p11; rep from * to end of rnd.

Row 25: Purl.

Row 26: Purl.

Row 27: Purl.

BO loosely.

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