Apple Leaf Tidy

Apple leaf tidy from Home Work, published 1891

The sample tidy was knit over 86 sts with 50gm fingering weight cotton on 2mm needles (US size 0, Old UK size 14) at a gauge of 28sts to 10cm (4 inches) and measures 29 x 39cm (11 ½x 15½ inches). It is 4 pattern repeats wide and 10 pattern repeats long.

Pattern

In Words

Cast on a multiple of 20 sts for each pattern repeat + 6 extra for the edges.

Knit 5 rows

1st row: K3, *p1, k2tog, k3, (yo, sl 1, k1, psso) twice, yo, k1, yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, sl 1, k1, psso; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, k3

2nd and every alternate row: K3, purl to last 3 sts, k3

3rd row: K3, *p1, k2tog, k2, (yo, sl 1, k1, psso) twice, yo, k3, yo (k2tog, yo) twice, k2, sl 1, k1, psso; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, k3

5th row: K3, *p1, k2tog, k1, (yo, sl 1, k1, psso) twice, yo, k5, yo (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, sl 1, k1, psso; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, k3

7th row: K3, *p1, k2tog, (yo, sl 1, k1, psso) twice, yo, k7, yo (k2tog, yo) twice, sl 1, k1, psso; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, k3

9th row: K3, k2tog, *(yo, sl 1, k1, psso) twice, yo, k9, yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3tog; repeat from * until 22 sts remain, (yo, sl 1, k1, psso) twice, yo, k9, yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, ssk, k2

11th row: K3, *k1, (yo, sl 1, k1, psso) twice, yo, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, k3, yo, (k2tog, yo) twice; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, k3

13th row: K3, *k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k2, sl 1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, k2, yo, (sl 1, k1, psso, yo) twice, k1; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, k3

15th row: K3, *k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, (sl 1, k1, psso, yo) twice, k2; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, k3

17th row: K3, *k4, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, yo, (sl 1, k1, psso, yo) twice, k3; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, k3

19th row: K3, *k5, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3tog, yo, (sl 1, k1, psso, yo) twice, k4; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, k3
Rows 1-20 form pattern. Repeat for desired length ending with the 19th row, knit 5 rows and bind off.

Charted

Cast on a multiple of 20 sts for each pattern repeat + 6 extra for the edges.

Knit 5 rows

Commence from row 1 of chart

Chart for knitting Apple leaf tidy from Home Work, published 1891

Rows 1-20 form pattern. Repeat for desired length ending with the 19th row, knit 5 rows and bind off.

7 Responses to Apple Leaf Tidy

  1. mj says:

    hello…would you please tell me what the meaning of the “s” in the brackets means? eg: (s, sl1, k1 psso)….i know the slip one knit one pass slip stitch over but i’m not sure what the “s” at the beginning indicates.
    thank u.

  2. Stephen Rouse says:

    why is this called apple leaf tidy here and on the previous page it’s called queen Anne’s Lace Doily Afghan?

  3. Colleen Britz says:

    Can you tell me how big you need to make for queen size bedspread and how much tread you would need. I want to knit for a bedspread. I’m looking for knitted bedspreads with thread. Please reply to
    britzcolleen@gmail.com

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