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Leaf – Free Pattern!

January 4, 2010

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I am happy to bring you a fun new free pattern today. This pattern is a little different than others I’ve done before. The pattern is for either a scarf out of Spud & Chloë Outer or for a bookmark out of Spud & Chloë Fine. It is the exact same pattern only done in a super bulky weight yarn for the scarf and in a fingering weight yarn for the bookmark. All you change is the size of the needles and the weight of the yarn. You get two completely different projects! I love that.

The other unusual aspect of this pattern for me is that I used a stitch dictionary for the leaf pattern in this design. I haven’t ever done this before but the leaf pattern kept me intrigued. I have discovered this book called, Super Stitches Knitting, written by Karen Hemingway. I have never been very interested in stitch dictionaries until Karen’s book. It is wonderfully creative, has super clear instructions with great photos of the swatches. I don’t know what it is exactly about Super Stitches Knitting that has caught my eye but I highly recommend it!

I knit the scarf version of Leaf using 2 skeins of Outer in the Peat colorway. Any color would be fantastic. Who doesn’t love a great leaf pattern? I used US size 15 needles at 2 stitches per inch.

The scarf measures 4 inches by 76 inches, using up most all of the 2 skeins of Outer.

The bookmark is about 1.5 inches wide and about 10-inches long. I gave this away as a gift last summer so I don’t have the exact measurements for the bookmark. I used US size 2 needles and just a small amount of Fine. This makes for a beautiful bookmark as it is very thin and delicate. I love this little project. What a great use for your left over Fine! Any color in Fine would look great in this pattern as well.

Have fun with your new scarves or bookmarks!

Here is the Ravelry page for Leaf!

Click here to download the free pattern for Leaf!

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