Little Puffed Leaves – Aug Block

Little Puffed Leaves

Little Puffed Leaves

This little leafy pattern is made up of off-set leaf shapes that are created by increasing between stitches and then decreasing down to the original number of sts.  The stitch count does change from row to row.  Because of the type of stitch used this square takes more yardage than the average square.

Materials:  Approx 28 grs of Tracks; 3.25mm US#3 needles; markers and the usual notions.

Gauge:  28 sts to 4 inches in stockinet

Size: 8 inches square

Abbreviations:  YO 4 times – make 4 yarn overs before working the next st – work wrong side of multiple yarn overs by purling through the back of each YO.  Note – to make one YO you simply bring the yarn forward between the stitches, to make 4, wrap the needle 3 times as you bring the yarn forward, the last wrap will be finished as you knit the next stitch.  K2tog – Knit 2 sts together. SSK – slip the next 2 sts knitwise (one at a time), then insert the left needle across the front of your 2 slipped sts and knit them together.  P4tbl – purl the next 4 sts through the back of each loop.

Pattern

Cast-on 56 sts.

Knit 4 rows.

Row 1 – K3, P2, *K1, YO 4 times, K1, P6; repeat from * 6 times, K3 – 80 sts.

Row 2 – K3, *K6, P1, P4tbl, P1; repeat from * 6 times, K5.

Row 3 – K3, P2, *K6, P6; repeat from * 6 times, K3.

Row 4 – K3, *K6, P6; repeat from * 6 times, K5.

Row 5 – K3, P2, *SSK, K2, K2tog, P6; repeat from * 6 times, K3 – 68 sts.

Row 6 – K3, *K6, P4; repeat from * 6 times, K5.

Row 7 – K3, P2, *SSK, K2tog, P6; repeat from * 6 times, K3 – 56 sts.

Row 8 – K3, *K6, P2; repeat from * 6 times, K5.

Row 9 – K3, *P6, K1, YO 4 times, K1; repeat from * 6 times, P2, K3 – 80 sts.

Row 10 – K5, *P1, P4tbl, P1, K6; repeat from * 6 times, K3.

Row 11 – K3, *P6, K6; repeat from * 6 times, P2, K3.

Row 12 – K5, *P6, K6; repeat from * 6 times, K3.

Row 13 – K3, *P6, SSK, K2, K2tog; repeat from * 6 times, P2, K3 – 68 sts.

Row 14 – K5, *P4, K6; repeat from * 6 times, K3.

Row 15 – K3, *P6, SSK, K2tog; repeat from * 6 times, P2, K3 – 56 sts.

Row 16 – K5, P2, K6; repeat from * 6 times, K3.

Knit 5 rows.

Bind-off loosely in knit on the wrong side.

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