Leaves and Waves Stitch
Leaves and Waves Stitch

Leaves and Waves Stitch

Leaves and Waves stitch

What looks like a series of leaves that are placed alongside one another vertically, the Leaves and Waves stitch is a gorgeous , large panel lace design that is knitted in a multiple of twelve stitches plus one and done in a twelve-row repeat. Even though this pattern is a large knit, there are only three simple lace techniques used thus making this a straightforward stitch pattern to follow. Like most lace stitch patterns, the Leaves and Waves stitch requires blocking for optimal results. 

Pattern

Multiple of 12 sts + 1
Skill: intermediate

Row 1 (RS): k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, *sl1, k2tog, psso, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4; rep. from * to the last 2 sts, sl1, k1, psso.
Row 2 and all even rows: purl.
Row 3: k2tog, k3, (yo, k3) x2, *sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, (yo, k3) x2; rep. from * to the last 2 sts, sl1, k1, psso.
Row 5: k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, *sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2; rep. from * to the last 2 sts, sl1, k1, psso.
Row 7: k1, *yo, k4, sl1, k2tog, psso, k4, yo, k1; rep. to the end.
Row 9: k2, yo, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, *(yo, k3) x2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3; rep. from * to the last 2 sts, yo, k2.
Row 11: k3, yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, *yo, k5, yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2; rep. from * to the last 3 sts, yo, k3.
Row 12: purl.

Repeat Rows 1-12.

Knitting Abbreviations

yo (yarn over): wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle from back to front counterclockwise before knitting the next stitch. Then work the next stitch as normal.

k2tog (knit 2 together): insert the right-hand needle into the first two stitches on the left-hand needle and wrap the working yarn around the right-hand needle as if you would for a knit stitch. Pull the yarn through both stitches and slide both stitches off the left-hand needle. You have now knitted two stitches together thus resulting in a right-leaning decrease.

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