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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Embossed Leaves

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Pattern: Embossed Leaves (see below)
Yarn: Lily Sugar & Cream, Delft Blue color, 1 ball
Needles: 4.5 mm (US7)
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This is a follow up to the Embossed Twining Vine Leaf Cloth, where I attempted to fill in the negative space on either side of the center panel. So I perused my BWs and stumbled upon the Embossed Leaf Pattern in BW1 which looked like it would be a nice match with the Embossed Twining Vine Leaf Pattern. I had to tweak the Embossed Leaf Pattern a bit since I didn't want a staggered allover leaf pattern. I changed it to a single panel of embossed leaves and placed them around the center panel.

I must knit funny because I couldn't get the center panel to come out well when I knit it using the directions in my stitch dictionary. I had to tweak it a bit to get it to look neater; you can read about my tweaks here. I was happy to find that the leaf pattern I chose to go around the center panel did not require any tweaking, it looked fine to me knit from the instructions as-is.

I think the center panel stands out better without the leaves on either side, however I can also see how some people might find all that reverse stockinette stitch on either side to be rather blah looking.

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Pattern: Embossed Leaves (see below)
Yarn: Lily Sugar & Cream, Soft Violet color, 1 ball
Needles: 4.5 mm (US7)



Embossed Leaves Cloth
© Designed by S.M. Kahn, March 2008
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YARN & NEEDLE:

Lily Sugar & Cream kitchen cotton yarn, 1 ball
4.5 mm (US7)

NOTES:

B4 (4-stitch border) = Knit 4 stitches
K = Knit
K2Tog = Knit 2 Together

KRL = Knit Right Loop is done as follows:
1. Insert right-hand needle into right loop of stitch just below next stitch, place it onto the left-hand needle and knit it.
2. Knit first stitch on the left-hand needle.
(Video for KRL can be found here)

M1F (Make One Front) = From the front, lift the running thread between the stitch just worked and the next stitch with the left needle, then knit into the back loop of this stitch.
(Video for M1F can be found here)

P = Purl

Purl Inc = Purl Increase is done as follows:
1. Purl into the top loop of the stitch in the row below the first stitch on left-hand needle (inserting needle point downward from front, not through the stitch from behind).
2. Purl into the first stitch on the left-hand needle.

P2Tog = Purl 2 Together
S2KP = Slip 2 stitches together, Knit 1 stitch, Pass 2 slipped stitches over
SSK = Slip, Slip, Knit
YO = Yarn Over


PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS:

Cast on 42 stitches.
Knit 6 rows.

Row 1: B4, K9, P5, K4, P3, K13, B4
Row 2: B4, P4, P7, P2Tog, KRL, K2, P4, K2, YO, K1, YO, K2, P5, K1, P3, B4
Row 3: B4, K3, P1, K5, P7, K4, P2, K1, P1, K8, P1, K3, B4
Row 4: B4, P3, M1F, K1, M1F, P6, P2Tog, K1, Purl Inc, K2, P4, K3, YO, K1, YO, K3, P5, M1F, K1, M1F, P3, B4

Row 5: B4, K3, P3, K5, P9, K4, P2, K2, P1, K7, P3, K3, B4
Row 6: B4, P3, (K1, YO) twice, K2, P5, P2Tog, K1, Purl Inc, P1, K2, P4, SSK, K5, K2Tog, P5, (K1, YO) twice, K1, P3, B4
Row 7: B4, K3, P5, K5, P7, K4, P2, K3, P1, K6, P5, K3, b4
Row 8: B4, P3, K2, (YO, K1) twice, K1, P4, P2Tog, K1, Purl Inc, P2, K2, P4, SSK, K3, K2Tog, P5, K2, (YO, K1) twice, K1, P3, B4

Row 9: B4, K3, P7, K5, P5, K4, P2, K4, P1, K5, P7, K3, B4
Row 10: B4, P3, K2, S2KP, K2, P5, YO, K1, YO, P4, K2, P4, SSK, K1, P2Tog, P5, K2, S2KP, K2, P3, B4
Row 11: B4, K3, P5, K5, P3, K4, P2, K4, P3, K5, P5, K3, B4
Row 12: B4, P3, K1, S2KP, K1, P5, (K1, YO) twice, K1, P4, K1, KRL, P2Tog, P2, S2KP, P5, K1, S2KP, K1, P3, B4

Row 13: B4, K3, P3, K9, P3, K4, P5, K5, P3, K3, B4
Row 14: B4, P3, S2KP, P5, K2, YO, K1, YO, K2, P4, K1, KRL, K1, P2Tog, P7, S2KP, P3, B4
Row 15: B4, K3, P1, K8, P1, K1, P2, K4, P7, K5, P1, K3, B4
Row 16: B4, P9, K3, YO, K1, YO, K3, P4, K2, Purl Inc, K1, P2Tog, P10, B4

Row 17: B4, K11, P1, K2, P2, K4, P9, K9, B4
Row 18: B4, P3, K1, P5, SSK, K5, K2Tog, P4, K2, P1, Purl Inc, K1, P2Tog, P5, K1, P3, B4
Row 19: B4, K3, P1, K6, P1, K3, P2, K4, P7, K5, P1, K3, B4
Row 20: B4, P3, M1F, K1, M1F, P5, SSK, K3, K2Tog, P4, K2, P2, Purl Inc, K1, P2Tog, P4, M1F, K1, M1F, P3, B4

Row 21: B4, K3, P3, K5, P1, K4, P2, K4, P5, K5, P3, K3, B4
Row 22: B4, P3, (K1, YO) twice, K1, P5, SSK, K1, K2Tog, P4, K2, P4, YO, K1, YO, P5, (K1, YO) twice, K1, P3, B4
Row 23: B4, K3, P5, K5, P3, K4, P2, K4, P3, K5, P5, K3, B4
Row 24: B4, P3, K2, (YO, K1) twice, K1, P5, S2KP, P2, P2Tog, K1, KRL, P4, (K1, YO) twice, K1, P5, K2, (YO, K1) twice, K1, P3, B4

Row 25: B4, K3, P7, K5, P5, K4, P3, K9, P7, K3, B4
Row 26: B4, P3, K2, S2KP, K2, P7, P2Tog, KRl, K2, P4, K2, YO, K1, YO, K2, P5, K2, S2KP, K2, P3, B4
Row 27: B4, K3, P5, K5, P7, K4, P2, K1, P1, K8, P5, K3, B4
Row 28: B4, P3, K1, S2KP, K1, P6, P2Tog, K1, Purl Inc, K2, P4, K3, YO, K1, YO, K3, P5, K1, S2KP, K1, P3, B4

Row 29: B4, K3, P3, K5, P9, K4, P2, K2, P1, K7, P3, K3, B4
Row 30: B4, P3, S2KP, P5, P2Tog, K1, Purl Inc, P1, K2, P4, SSK, K5, K2Tog, P5, S2KP, P3, B4
Row 31: B4, K3, P1, K5, P7, K4, P2, K3, P1, K6, P1, K3, B4
Row 32: B4, P8, P2Tog, K1, Purl Inc, P2, K2, P4, SSK, K3, K2Tog, P9, B4

Row 33: B4, K9, P5, K4, P2, K4, P1, K9, B4
Row 34: B4, P3, K1, P5, YO, K1, YO, P4, K2, P4, SSK, K1, K2Tog, P5, K1, P3, B4
Row 35: B4, K3, P1, K5, P3, K4, P2, K4, P3, K5, P1, K3, B4
Row 36: B4, P3, M1F, K1, M1F, P5, (K1, YO) twice, K1, P4, K1, KRL, P2Tog, P2, S2KP, P5, M1F, K1, M1F, P3, B4

Row 37: B4, K3, P3, K9, P3, K4, P5, K5, P3, K3, B4
Row 38: B4, P3, (K1, YO) twice, K1, P5, K2, YO, K1, YO, K2, P4, K1, KRL, K1, P2Tog, P7, (K1, YO) twice, K1, P3, B4
Row 39: B4, K3, P5, K8, P1, K1, P2, K4, P7, K5, P5, K3, B4
Row 40: B4, P3, K2, (YO, K1) twice, K1, P5, K3, YO, K1, YO, K3, P4, K2, Purl Inc, K1, P2Tog, P6, K2, (YO, K1) twice, K1, P3, B4

Row 41: B4, K3, P7, K7, P1, K2, P2, K4, P9, K5, P7, K3, B4
Row 42: B4, P2, K2, S2KP, K2, P5, SSK, K5, K2Tog, P4, K2, P1, Purl Inc, K1, P2Tog, P5, K2, S2KP, K2, P3, B4
Row 43: B4, K3, P5, K6, P1, K3, P2, K4, P7, K5, P5, K3, B4
Row 44: B4, P3, K1, S2KP, K1, P5, SSK, K3, K2Tog, P4, K2, P2, Purl Inc, K1, P2Tog, P4, K1, S2KP, K1, P3, B3

Row 45: B4, K3, P3, K5, P1, K4, P2, K4, P5, K5, P3, K3, B4
Row 46: B4, P3, S2KP, P5, SSK, K1, K2Tog, P4, K2, P4, YO, K1, YO, P5, S2KP, P3, B4
Row 47: B4, K3, P1, K5, P3, K4, P2, K4, P3, K5, P1, K3, B4
Row 48: B4, P9, S2KP, P2, P2Tog, K1, KRL, P4, (K1, YO) twice, K1, P9, B4

Knit 5 rows.
Bind off. Weave in ends. Block slightly.
(Hint: use your fingers to gently press down the purl stitches around the leaves to help make the leaves "pop" more.)


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Stitches used in this cloth include:
Embossed Leaf Pattern, BW1 pg 152
Embossed Twining Vine Leaf, BW2 pg 238
Garter Stitch, BW1 pg 10
Reverse Stocknitte Stitch, MT pg 3


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4 stitch(es):

Joan said...

That's got to be one my faves, of Marie's patterns! Beautiful!

Libby said...

Marie,

I wanted to tell you that I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm hoping that you atart to feel back to yourself in good time. Your knitting is as always, fun and inspiring.

Libby

hakucho said...

Very pretty :)

Chris said...

Hey Marie--I love your meez--is she new?