Autumn Leaves

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Knitting | 14 comments

 

I came across a mysterious tweedy wool with all the colors of Fall, and loved it. Though of course the leaves on the yoke could easily be spring green or even flower petals. Don’t be dismayed by the number of rows in this pattern—it’s actually very intuitive.

And now, thanks to the spectacular efforts of Lily Ryan, we have a chart!

Sizes:

6-9 months, 9-12 months, (12-15 months)

Materials:

200, 250, (300) yards DK, DK or worsted weight depending on how tight you like your weave, (worsted weight) wool.

US 5 20-in circular needle, US 7, (US 9)

Tapestry needle

4 stitch markers

3 buttons

Gauge:

24.5 sts/32.5 rows=4 inches using US 5 needles, 18 sts/29 rows=4 inches using US 7 needles, (15.5 sts/23 rows=4 inches using US 9 needles).
Pattern:

Choose whichever needle size for whichever size sweater you are making, and follow the pattern from there.

CO 55 sts
Work 2 rows in seed stitch (Rows 1 & 2: *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of row, end k1.)
K1, p1, yo, p2tog, continue in seed stitch to end of row.
Work 3 rows in seed stitch.
R1: (WS): k1, p1, k1, p4, *k1, p3; repeat from * to last 4 sts, end p1, k1, p1, k1.
R2: k1, p1, k1, p1, *k1, (yo, k1) 2X, p1; repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k1, p1, k1. (79 stitches)
R3: k1, p1, k1, p6, *k1, p5; repeat from * to last 4 sts, end p1, k1, p1, k1.
R4: k1, p1, k1, p1, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p1; repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k1, p1, k1. (103 sts)
R5: k1, p1, k1, p8, *k1, p7; repeat from * to last 4 sts, end p1, k1, p1, k1.
R6: k1, p1, k1, p1, *k7, p1; repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k1, p1, k1.
R7: Repeat row 5.
R8:k1, p1, k1, p1, *k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p1; repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k1, p1, k1. (127 sts)
R9: k1, p1, k1, p10, *k1, p9; repeat from * to last 4 sts, end p1, k1, p1, k1.
R10: (buttonhole row) k1, p1, k1, p1, *k9, p1; repeat from * to last 13 sts, end k9, p2tog, yo, p1, k1.
R11: Repeat row 9.
R12:k1, p1, k1, p1, *k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, p1; repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k1, p1, k1. (151 sts)
R13:k1, p1, k1, p12, *k1, p11; repeat from * to last 4 sts, end p1, k1, p1, k1.
R14:k1, p1, k1, p1, *k11, p1; repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k1, p1, k1.
R15: Repeat row 13.
R16:k1, p1, k1, *p1, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 4 sts, end p1, k1, p1, k1. (151 sts–stitch count unchanged)
R17:k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, *p9, k3; repeat from * to last 14 sts, end p9, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.
R18:k1, p1, k1, p2, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, *yo, p3, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog; repeat from * to last 5 sts, end yo, p2, k1, p1, k1.
R19:k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, p7, *k2, p1, k2, p7; repeat from * to last 6 sts, end k2, p1, k1, p1, k1.
R20: k1, p1, k1, p3, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, *yo, p2, k1, p2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog; repeat from * to last 6 sts, end yo, p3, k1, p1, k1.
R21:k1, p1, k1, p2, k2, p5, *k2, p3, k2, p5; repeat from * to last 7 sts, end k2, p2, k1, p1, k1.
R22:k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2, yo, ssk, k1 k2tog, *yo p2, k3, p2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog; repeat from * to last 7 sts, end yo, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.
R23: (buttonhole row): k1, p1, yo, p2tog, p2, k2, p3, *k2, p5, k2, p3; repeat from * to last 8 sts, end k2, p3, k1, p1, k1.
R24: k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, yo, sl-k2tog-psso, *yo, p2, k5, p2, yo, sl-k2tog-psso; repeat from * to last 8 sts, end yo, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1.
R25: k1, p1, k1, p4, k2, p1, *k2, p7, k2, p1;* to last 9 sts, end k2, p4, k1, p1, k1.
R26:k1, p1, k1, p1, k to last 4 sts, end p1, k1, p1, k1.

AutumnLeavesBabyCardi_LaceChart

(You can click on the chart to enlarge it.)

You should still have 151 sts on the needle at this point.

Sleeves:
R1: k1, p1, k1, p15. Slip next 36 sts onto a stitch holder, p43, slip next 36 sts onto stitch holder, p15, k1, p1, k1.
R2: k1, p1, k1, p1, k13, m1, place marker, k1, k stitch on left needle across from held stitches, place marker, m1, k41, m1, place marker, k1, k stitch on left needle across from held stitches, place marker, m1, k13, p1, k1, p1, k1. (83 sts on needle).
R3: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3 sts, end k1, p1, k1.
R4: k1, p1, k1, p1, k to marker, m1, sl marker, k2, sl marker, m1, k to marker, m1, sl marker, k2, sl marker, m1, k to last 4 sts, end p1, k1, p1, k1.

Repeat rows 3 & 4 until piece measures 8.5, 10.5, (12.5) inches from back of neck, or whatever length you prefer.

Knit 3 rows in seed stitch.
Work buttonhole row in seed stitch.
Knit 2 rows in seed stitch.

BO all sts.

Autumn_Leaves_02_medium2

Sleeves, continued:

Place held stitches for right sleeve on needle.
With RS facing, attach yarn.
K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Purl one row.
Work three rows in seed stitch.
BO all sts.

Repeat for left sleeve.

Sew sleeve seams, stitch up arm holes under the arms. Weave in all ends. Block as needed, and sew on buttons opposite buttonholes.

14 Comments

  1. Beautiful sweater and easy to follow directions

    • Thank you!

  2. Thank you so much for sending the lovely pattern. I was searching for it.

  3. Please tell me how the “errata” fit into this pattern. When does one knit the “2nd next row”, and the “3rd next row”? Thank you.

    • If you look at the pattern, it says “next row” multiple times…The second time is the “2nd next row” and the third time is the “3rd next row” and so forth…

      • Hey! I can’t find anywhere “”next row”, even with the finding tool… Did you update the page in the meantime?

        • Oh! If you’re working on the free online pattern, then it should be error-free…

  4. HI.little confused..when I printed the free pattern I think some of the pattern is missing.
    Where are the directions for the rest of the sweater?
    In extra it talks of the front and sides…….? Sorry just confused and maybe reading this wrong.
    Thanks for your time.

    • Hi Deb,

      I’m not sure what’s going on! Can you try printing from the webpage? Just click print! It should be fine.

  5. I love this sweater…. I desparately want to make it for a toddler who will be three this fall…. have you ever affaires this pattern for a larger child?

    I would be very interested in finding a copy!

    • Oh, I’m so glad you like it! I don’t have plans to offer more sizes, but you could easily adjust the pattern! Cast on enough stitches to match your child’s chest circumference, and enough sleeve stitches for the arm circumference, and then basically follow the pattern from there, working the body longer, and adjusting for a higher stitch count.

  6. I would like to know if you knit the dress in the round or not, and if not, are there separate instructions for the back?

    • I’m sure you could knit it in the round, but it’s a cardigan so it’s not written that way. There aren’t separate instructions for the back–it’s all one piece.

  7. The Autumn Leaves pattern looks like the perfect gift for a new baby .

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