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Trailing Leaves Pram Cover

Baby's knitted pram cover with embossed leaf pattern

First published in the early 1940's, this baby blanket is just as pretty and stylish today as it was then. It can be knit with doubled fingering weight wool as written in the pattern or with your choice of worsted weight yarn.

I've decided to try something a little new with this pattern. As well as updating it with new yarn information, needle sizes, knitting terms and regular knitting charts, I've also added links to the charts as "stitch maps", which will allow you to see the flow of the stitches in chart form. I'm not sure I would ever try knitting from a stitch map, but I think they're very useful for knitters with a very visual learning style and will be of great use to stitch designers and knitters who work a lot with antique patterns and their often vague instructions :)

Tip: If you print this pattern in landscape mode your charts will be as wide as the page and much easier to read.

Materials

9 ozs (255gm) of 4-ply Beehive Fingering wool (used double throughout) or an equivalent amount of worsted weight yarn.

1 pair Old UK No. 6 - US size 8 - Metric 5mm knitting needles

Gauge and Size

5 sts to 1 inch.

Length 26 ins., width 20 ins.

Abbreviations

K, knit;
p, purl;
sts, stitches;
tog, together;
rep, repeat;
inc, increase;
dec, decrease,
beg, beginning;
rem, remains (ing);
cont, continue;
patt, pattern;
yo, yarn over (by bringing or leaving the wool forward before a k st, or winding the wool around the needle before a p st);
ins, inches;
tbs, through back of sts;
rsf, right side facing;
sl, slip;
psso, pass slipped st over;
moss st (K1, p1 alternately on an uneven number of sts, but when working over an even number always work a k st over a k st of the previous row);
stst, stocking stitch (right side k, wrong side p);
garter st, every row k;
dc, UK double crochet/US single crochet

Pattern

Using the wool double, cast on 97 sts and work 3 ins in moss st, beg and ending each row with k1. Finish with a wrong side row.

Now work in the following patt:

1st row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p10, k2, p11, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

2nd row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k11, p2, k10, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

Rep these 2 rows once.

5th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p8, p2tog, k1, m1, k1, p11, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

6th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k11, p1, k1, p1, k9, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

7th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p7, p2tog, yo, k1, yo, m1, p1, k1, p11, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

8th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k11, p1, k2, p3, k8, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

9th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p6, p2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, m1, p2, k1, p11, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13. Rep from * once.

10th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k11, p1, k3, p5, k7, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

11 th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p5, p2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, m1, p3, k2, p10, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

12th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k10, p2, k4, p7, k6, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

Click here if you would like to view a stitch map of this chart.

13th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p4, p2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, m1, p4, k2, p10, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

14th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k10, p2, k5, p9, k5, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

15th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p3, p2tog, k9, m1, p5, k1, m1, k1, p2tog, p8, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

16th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k9, p1, k1, p1, k6, p9, k4, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13; rep from * once

17th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p4, ssk, k5, k2tog, p6, k1, m1, p1, yo, k1, yo, p2tog, p7, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

18th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k8, p3, k2, p1, k6, p7, k4, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

19th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p4, ssk, k3, k2tog, p6, k1, m1, p2, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p2tog, p6, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

20th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k7, p5, k3, p1, k6, p5, k4, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

21st row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p4, ssk, k1, k2tog, p6, k1, m1, p3, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2tog, p5, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

22nd row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k6, p7, k4, p1, k6, p3, k4, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

23rd row: Moss st 13 , * ssk, yo, k1, p4 , sl 1, k2tog, psso, p6, k1, m1, p4, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2tog, p4, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

24th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k5, p9, k5, p2, k10, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

25th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p10, k2, m1, p5, k9, p2tog, p3, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

26th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k4, p9, k6, p2, k10, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

27th row: Moss st 13 , * ssk, yo, k1, p8, p2tog, k1, m1, k1, p6, ssk, k5, k2tog, p4, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13 , rep from * once.

28th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k4, p7, k6, p1, k1, p1, k9, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

29th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p7, p2tog, yo, k1, yo, p1, m1, k1, p6, ssk, k3, k2tog, p4, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

30th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k4, p5, k6, p1, k2, p3, k8, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

31st row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p6, p2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p2, m1, k1, p6, ssk, k1, k2tog, p4, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

32nd row: Moss st 13, * p2tog , yo, p1, k4, p3, k6, p1, k3, p5, k7, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

33rd row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p5, p2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p3, m1, k2, p5, sl 1, k2 tog, psso, p4, ssk, yo, k 1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

34th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k10, p2, k4, p7, k6, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

Click here if you would like to view a stitch map of this chart.

The last 22 rows form the patt. Rep from row 13 to row 34 inclusive 3 more times.

Now work from the 13th to the 26th row inclusive.

Now complete leaf design as follows:

1st row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p8, p2tog, k1, m1, p7, ssk, k5, k2tog, p4, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

2nd row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k4, p7, k8, p1, k9, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13 , rep from * once.

3rd row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p7, p2tog, yo, k1, yo, p1, m1, p7, ssk, k3, k2tog, p4, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

4th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k4, p5, k9, p3, k8, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

5th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p6, p2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, m1, p9, ssk, k1, k2tog, p4, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

6th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k4, p3, k10, p5, k7, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

7th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p5, p2tog, k2, yo, k 1, yo, k2, m1, p10, sl 1, k2tog, psso, p4, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

8th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k16, p7, k6, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

9th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p4, p2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, m1, p16, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

10th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k17, p9, k5, p2tog, yo, k1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

11th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p3, p2tog, k9, m1, p17, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13; rep from * once.

12th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k18, p9, k4, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

13th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p4, ssk, k5, k2tog, p18, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

14th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k18, p7, k4, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

15th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p4, ssk, k3, k2tog, p18, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

16th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k18, p5, k4, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

17th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p4, ssk, k1, k2tog, p18, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

18th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k18, p3, k4, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

19th row: Moss st 13, * ssk, yo, k1, p4, sl 1, k2tog, psso, p18, ssk, yo, k1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

20th row: Moss st 13, * p2tog, yo, p1, k23, p2tog, yo, p1, moss st 13, rep from * once.

Click here if you would like to view a stitch map of this chart.

Now work in moss st across all sts for 3 ins. Cast off.


The original version of this pattern is in the public domain, however, this version has been updated for modern knitters with new information on yarn and needle sizes, modernised stitch names, charts and stitch maps and is copyright Sarah Bradberry, September 8th 2013. All rights reserved. You may not edit, email, publish, or distribute the contents of this page in any form without the prior permission of the copyright holder. If you would like to share the information on this page you may do so by giving the link to this page which is http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/baby/trailing-leaf.html