Leafy Greens

Inspired by a simple leaf motif and the loveliest green yarn in my stash, I played around with shawl shaping and pattern-mixing, and after a few fits and starts, came up with this pattern. In either fingering or sport, the long arms allow for many different wrapping styles, and construction gives the piece a soft curve in back.

Materials

  • Finished Measurements: approximately 580-600 yards fingering- or sport-weight yarn. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL Sport, colorway Mossay.
  • Yarn: approximately 580-600 yards fingering- or sport-weight yarn. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL Sport, colorway Mossay.
  • Needles: Fingering-weight version: US4/3.5mm circular needle, 24” or longer, or size needed to get gauge. • Sport-weight version: US5/3.75mm circular needle, 24” or longer, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: Fingering-weight version: 24 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking. • Sport-weight version: 20 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking.