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Free Knitting Pattern: Leafy Shawl

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Palettes
Pattern #: L32289
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 21 x 50 in. (53.5 x 127 cm)

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This leafy lace piece doubles as a winter scarf or summer shawl! Add assorted colored leaves for a one-of-a-kind accessory.

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Color (A)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (B)
Vanna's Palettes

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Fisherman Linen White Pink Aqua Pink Grapefruit Silver Blue Aquamarine
Sapphire Dusty Blue Colonial Blue Navy Sky Blue Raspberry Scarlet Beige
Toffee Taupe Chocolate Honey Brick Terracotta Rust Rose Shocking
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Obsidian Graphite Patchwork Grey Twilight Plum Jam Oceania
Vanna's Palettes
Peaceful Happy Romantic Earthy Charming Essential Iconic Spirited
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)
*Vanna's Palettes (Article #865). 100% Acrylic; package size: 0.35oz/10.00 gr. (17yds/16m) pull skeins

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•  860-148 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Burgundy
$ 13.17  
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•  865-202 Vanna's Palettes: Romantic
$ 7.99  
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Leafy Shawl

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Palettes


12 1/2 sts + 11 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) over Lace pattern.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together – 1 st decreased.
yo (yarn over)
An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows:
1. Bring yarn to front, between the needles.
2. Take yarn to back, over the right needle. This creates the new st. You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.

Lace Pattern (multiple of 10 sts)
Row 1 (RS):
*P3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: *K3, p5, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: *P2, k2tog, k1, (yo, k1) twice, ssk, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 4: *K2, p7, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 5: *P1, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk; rep from * to end.
Row 6: *K1, p9; rep from * to end.
Row 7: *P1, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end.
Row 8: *K2, p7, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 9: *P2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 10: *K3, p5, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 11: *P3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 12: *K4, p3, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 13: *P4, yo, k3tog, yo, p3; rep from * to end.
Row 14: *K4, p1, k5; rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 1-14 for Lace pattern.


1. Shawl is worked with A in Lace pattern with a Garter st (k every row) border.
2. Lace pattern can be worked by following the written instructions or reading the Chart. Read RS rows of Chart from right to left, and WS rows from left to right.
3. Leaves are made separately with B colors of your choice and sewn to Shawl.

With straight needles and A, cast on 66 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k2, place marker (pm), work Row 1 of Lace pattern to last 3 sts, pm, k3.
Row 2: Sl 1, k2, slip marker (sm), work next row of Lace pattern to next marker, sm, k3.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 50 in. (127 cm) from beg.
Bind off.

LEAVES (make 26)
Work in B colors of your choice.
With 2 double pointed needles, cast on 3 sts.
Knit the 3 sts. Do not turn work. *Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work, (do not turn work); rep from * 2 more times.
Shape Leaf
Change to straight needles or continue working with 2 double pointed needles, as preferred.
Row 1: Sl 1, (k1, yo, k1) all in next st, p1 – 5 sts.
Row 2: Sl 1, purl to end of row.
Row 3: Sl 1, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p1 – 7 sts.
Row 4: Sl 1, purl to end of row.
Row 5: Sl 1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p1 – 9 sts.
Row 6: Sl 1, purl to end of row.
Row 7: Sl 1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, p1 – 7 sts.
Row 8: Sl 1, purl to end of row.
Row 9: Sl 1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, p1 – 5 sts.
Row 10: Sl 1, purl to end of row.
Row 11: Sl 1, k3tog, p1 – 3 sts.
Row 12: P3tog – 1 st.
Fasten off.

Sew 13 Leaves evenly spaced across each short edge of Shawl. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl p3tog = purl 3 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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