Autumn Leaves

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Knitting | 34 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 6 rows in seed stitch.

BO all sts.

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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.

34 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…

          • Thank you for replying, I’m afraid I didn’t get the notification :/
            Anyways, just completed my first cardigan and it’s beautiful! Thank you for making it available for free, it definitely makes me want to buy the book! 🙂

            Have a lovely day!

  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 .

  8. At the end of the sleeves section you say, “knit three rows in seed stitch. Work and buttonhole row in seed stitch.” What’s the pattern for the buttonhole row?

    • Hi–so the buttonhole row is just K1, p1, yo, p2tog, continue in seed stitch to end of row.

  9. Hi, is there a pattern for the dress version?

    • The dress version is just a variation folks have made on their own–basically just make it longer! You can also join it in the round at any point, so that the buttons don’t go all the way down…

  10. What row do you charge colors? Trying the pink and grey sweater.

    • Pink & gray sweater? I’m not sure which one you’re thinking of…

  11. Beautiful and well written!! Thank you!!

  12. Love his pattern, but in reading the comments is it really riddled with problems?

  13. I am knitting this gorgeous sweater for my niece but now I’m stuck. I hope you can help. I’ve made it as far as placing the stitches for the sleeves on holders.
    If I’m right in assuming “m1” means make 1, the stitch count is not making sense to me. After R2 there are supposed to be 83 stitches on the needles. I do have 83 on the needles but to knit according to the pattern I would need 87.

    Also,
    R2: k1, p1, k1, p1, k13, m1, place marker, k1, k stitch on left needle across from held stitches

    Haven’t I already knit the stitch across from the held stitches right after I placed the marker?
    Maybe I misunderstand what exactly “k stitch on left needle across from held stitches” means..?
    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    • I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you! You should still have another stitch on your needles after you place the marker, and *then* you knit the stitches on the left needle across from the held stitches. Does that make sense? I’m not sure where your stitch count issues are coming from, I’m afraid…

  14. Hello,
    I’m new to sweater making and excited to try this super cute one out!
    Question on the sleeves though, row 2 specifically ” 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”
    Does this just mean follow line instructions and basically continue knitting passing the held stitches, which I would assume would create the arm hole?

    Thanks for the super cute pattern!

    • You’re exactly right!

  15. Great pattern and easy to follow. I am on the sleeve directions. The pattern says to repeat rows 3 and 4 which means that every other row I increase by 4 stitches until the piece measures 12.5 inches. Am I understanding this correctly? Thank you for your attention

    • Yes, that’s right! Once you finish the sleeves, you’re increasing so that it bells out a bit, like a dress. If you want it to be more narrow, you can work a few more rows in between the increase rows…

  16. Thanks and easy to follow beautiful and made this sweater many time

  17. I am half way through and love this for my New Born Great Grand Daughter. I sure wish you also had a matching hat and booties!!!!

    • I’m so glad you like it!

  18. Is there something missing from this pattern? If I follow the instructions here, repeating rows 3 and 4 until the piece measures 8.5 inches, it seems to be increasing too much since there are increases every other row. Also, I see at the end where you finish with seed stitch rows, there is a buttonhole row. But it is out of place since there wasn’t another buttonhole since the top leaf pattern row 26.

    • So this is the free version of the pattern, which doesn’t include buttons all the way down–sorry about that buttonhole row at the end, I’ll fix it! It also does increase into far more of a bell-shape than the book version.

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