How to Knit Everlasting Autumn Leaves: No Raking Required

comments (13) November 1st, 2013     

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Tina_Hilton Tina Hilton, contributor
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Which one is the knitted leaf?
The I-cord stem will add a dash of realism.
M1 step 1: With the tip of the left needle, pick up the horizontal bar between the stitches.
Which one is the knitted leaf?

Which one is the knitted leaf?

Photo: Tina Hilton

Blocks and Cutters.   M1 step 2: Knit into the back of the picked-up stitch.

Row 3: p2, k1, p2.
Row 4: [k1, m1] 2x, p1, [m1, k1] 2x – 9 sts.
Row 5: p4, k1, p4.
Row 6: [k2, m1] 2x. p1, [m1, k2] 2x – 13 sts.
Row 7: p6, k1, p6.
Row 8: bo 2 sts, k3, p1, k 6 – 11 sts.
Row 9: bo 2 sts pw, p3, k1, p4 – 9sts.
Row 10: k4, p1, k4.
Row 11: p4, k1, p4.
Rows 12–23: repeat rows 6–11 two times.
Row 24: ssk, k2, p1, k2, k2tog – 7 sts.
Row 25: p2tog, p1, k1, p1, ssp – 5 sts.
Row 26: ssk, p1, k2tog – 3 sts.
Row 27: s1 pw, p2tog, psso – 1 st.

Blocks and Cutters.   Slip the stitch purlwise and purl 2 together.

Fasten off.

Blocks and Cutters.   I incorporated a knit stitch up the middle for a realistic touch.


Blocks and Cutters.   The leaf looks good on the knit side, too.

Weave in the ends.

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Comments (13)

Falimasofty writes: Look like a real leaves
Posted: 4:32 am on May 12th
Packlinfog writes: I love the color combination!!!
Posted: 3:15 am on May 11th
genalorainne writes: Who gives you these ideas? Those are really impressive as design and yet simple. A product of a great creative mind! Great job!
Posted: 3:00 pm on April 23rd
kingcole writes: Great use of colour!
Posted: 9:48 am on March 19th
EchoLin writes: like the real leaves, good!
Posted: 10:49 pm on April 1st
AuntieQuiltie writes: Lovely! RR528 - google for I-cord, there are far too many sites to even start citing them here, even vids on Youtube to teach you. In brief, however it is a cord knitted on DPNs (Double Pointed Needles) that ends up looking like the cord you can make with French knitting/knitting Nancy/cotton reel knitting.
I am going to make some leaves for a tree that didn't survive out last 7 years of drought, it will look very pretty!
Posted: 12:53 am on September 10th
rr528 writes: What does "make an I-cord" mean? Thanks.
Posted: 3:02 pm on September 9th
babyhats writes: Thank you for the leaf pattern. I put several small ones on my baby camo hat.
Posted: 6:50 pm on August 23rd
ewephoric writes: Great looking!
Posted: 7:40 pm on December 4th
MissCreKnits writes: Love this pattern and think they are wonderful. I have made a few of them for my November project that are now decorating my town (check out my webpage to see what I mean). Thanks for coming up with such a geat pattern
Posted: 9:08 am on November 17th
dazismazi writes: I love these! They are a bit over my skill level so I am taking the pattern to class for help. And also, I would love to see a crochet pattern. Think we can twist Linda Perlman's arm? *grins*
Posted: 2:30 pm on September 29th
Carolyninoz writes: I made it and thank you so much for the pattern. I did upload it but don't see it??
Posted: 6:22 am on September 28th
Jen1964 writes: Love the ribs and the colors. Very realistic. Curious about larger concept. Now that you've got that part awesome, what could a person do with it next? maybe set it off in freeform crochet... a border on a wrap? applique on pillows?
Posted: 4:27 pm on September 27th
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