Chair Cover 11 – Leaf Pattern

Sample for Chair Cover 11 - Leaf Pattern

From Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee. Original text at Project Gutenberg.

The sample shown below was knit in a DK or Worsted weight yarn. Also note, mirror decreases were used instead of “knit 2 together” for each single decrease. See the modern instructions below for an example.

Leaf Pattern sample

Original Pattern

Pins No. 10. Cast on 116; 12 stitches to a pattern.

First row:—Knit 1, make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, make 1, and repeat.

Second row:—Seamed.

Third row:—Knit 2, make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, make 1, knit 1, and repeat.

Fourth row:—Seamed.

Fifth row:—Knit 3, make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, make 1, knit 2, and repeat.

Sixth row:—Seamed.

Seventh row:—Knit 4, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3, and repeat.

Eighth row:—Seamed.

Ninth row:—Knit 5, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together and bring the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 4, and repeat.

Tenth row:—Seamed.

Eleventh row:—Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Twelfth row:—Seamed.

Thirteenth row:—Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Fourteenth row:—Seamed.

Fifteenth row:—Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Sixteenth row:—Seamed.

Seventeenth row:—Knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 7, make 1, knit 2 together, and repeat.

Eighteenth row:—Seamed.

Nineteenth row:—Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 9,* make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together and bring the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 9, repeat from * to end, and then begin first row.

Twentieth row:—Seamed.

Updated Version

All wrong side rows are purled. Only the right side rows are shown below. Note: Some stitches have been changed slightly for the version below for more symmetrical decreases. You can make more changes to create a single centered line down the middle of the leaf by replacing the italicized stitches with the following, K1, SL2-K1-P2SSO, K1. Also, rows 11 – 19 will need to be changed to start with SSK, K1 on the first repeat, and SL2-K1-P2SSO, K1 for the remaining repeats of the row, and replace the K2TOG at the end with K1

K = Knit
YO = Yarn over
K2TOG = Knit 2 together
SSK = Slip slip knit
SL2-K1-P2SSO = Slip two together as if to knit, knit one, pass the two slipped stitches over.

1. *K1, YO, K3, K2TOG, K1, SSK, K3, YO* repeat from *

3. *K2, YO, K2, K2TOG, K1, SSK, K2, YO, K1* repeat from *

5. *K3, YO, K1, K2TOG, K1, SSK, K1, YO, K2* repeat from *

7. *K4, YO, K2TOG, K1, SSK, K3* repeat from *

9. *K5, YO, SL2-K1-P2SS0, YO, K2* repeat from *

11. *K1, SSK, K3, YO, K1, YO, K3, K2TOG* repeat from *

13 *K1, SSK, K2, YO, K3, YO, K2, K2TOG* repeat from *

15. *K1, SSK, K1, YO, K5, YO, K1, K2TOG* repeat from *

17. *K1, SSK, YO, K7, YO, K2TOG* repeat from *

19. SSK, YO, K9, *YO, SL2-K1-P2SSO, YO, K9* repeat from *

Repeat rows 1-20 for the desired length.

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