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Cascading Leaves is one of my favorite lace stitch patterns. I just love the way stitches embrace one another. some time ago, I knitted a summer blouse with this pattern in the center and along the neck line. I donated the sweater to Lupus Foundation long before I started this website. It would be nice to have a photo to show here.
There are couple tricky stitches involved in this pattern. If you’re a beginner knitter, you might not familiar with the term yf (yarn forward) and yfrn (yarn forward and around the needle. Yarn forward is basically done by bringing the yarn from the back of your work to the front of your work. Yfrn is done by bringing the working yarn in front of your work and wrap it around the right hand needle (if you’re right hand knitter).
Here is the pattern for Cascading Leaves Panel;
Worked over 16 sts on a background of reverse stockinette stitch.
Row 1 (right side): P1, k3, k2tog, k1, yfrn, p2, yon, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k3, p1.
Row 2 and every alt row: K1, p6, k2, p6, k1.
Row 3: P1, K2, k2tog, k1, yf, k1, p2, k1, yf, k1, sl1, k1, psso, k2, p1.
Row 5: P1, k1, k2tog, k1, yf, k2, p2, k2, yf, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, p1.
Row 7: P1, k2tog, k1, yf, k3, p2, k3, yf, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, p1.
Row 8: K1, p6, k2, p6, k1.
Repeat these 8 row to form Cascading Leaves Panel.
Knitting Term Used In This Pattern are;
p = purl
k = knit
k2tog = k2tog
yf or yo = bring yarn forward to the front of work
yfrn = bring yarn forward and to the front of your work and wrap around the needle once.
sl = slip a stitch knitwise
psso = pass the slip stitch over the next stitch
Here is a video I just recently made on this pattern. Just added today (09/06/17)