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Flower and Leaf Garland and a small Giveaway…

We always find these little flowering creepers climbing their way through our herb garden, in and out of the plants they wind their way, they have the most beautiful trumpet flowers. Their colours are spectacular and I have been working on this little garland pattern since yesterday. It could have so many uses, perfect for Spring and Summer, for weddings, as table settings etc…you can also make the garland as long as you wish. You could even use the flowers and leaves as embellishments on clothing, hats or make little hair clips with the flowers too:)
The flowers are knitted in the round with the Magic Loop but can also be knitted with DPNs.

The stems and vines are knitted with i-cords.
The pattern consists of patterns for the flowers, the leaves, the stems and vines.
Fairly easy patterns.

Measurements:
Flowers: 3 inches tall
Leaves: 3.5 inches from top to base including stem.

Congratulations to:
          Steph:
          I also shared your giveaway on my Facebook page!

         October 23, 2011 12:43 PM
          Tammy:
Cute design..! Would love to have the pattern. Count me in!
knitwit29@gmail.com

October 24, 2011 9:43 AM
Gracey is not my Name:
Cool looking vine and flowers…not sure I have the skillz yet, but couldn’t hurt to give it a try!

October 23, 2011 2:47 PM
I will email off your patterns soon:)
xo
Linda
Giveaway:
This Flower and Leaf Garland Pattern is a new pattern in my shop, if you would like to win one of the three patterns I am giving away, just leave a comment in this post and an email address where I can send the pattern if you win:)
If you would like to share about this giveaway, that would be lovely too and let me know with another comment, this will give you extra entries:)
I will choose the winners on Tuesday and post about it here.

Have a lovely Sunday
xo
Linda

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Pin Oak Leaf Knitting Pattern

Thanks for the lovely comments you left here on my blog, emails you sent and messages on Ravlery about yesterdays little knitted leaves, you are all so kind, I hope you enjoy knitting them:) Well as you can see I am slightly obsessed with knitting leaves at the moment, today’s one is an oak leaf, a Pin Oak Leaf to be exact. We have a Pin Oak in our backyard and I love its slender leaves, they are so delicate and pretty to look at. In autumn it is the first tree in our garden to show its brown and amber leaves with tiny flecks of green here and there… I must knit some leaves in orange and brown in this pattern, seeing as it is winter here, after all, in the southern hemisphere…and all the leaves have fallen and the trees are bare…

Materials:
5mm straight needles
Green DK yarn
Wool sewing up needle
2 double pointed needles

Pattern:
Cast on 19 stitches
Row 1: Knit 9 stitches, Purl 1 stitch, Knit 9 stitches
Row 2: Knit row
Row 3: Knit 2 stitches together, knit 7 stitches, purl 1stitch, knit 7 stitches, knit 2 stitches together
Row 4: Knit
Row 5:Cast on 3 stitches, knit 11 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit 8 stitches
Row 6: Cast on 3 stitches, knit to the end of the row.
Row 7: Cast off 3 stitches, knit 7 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit to the end of the row.
Row 8: Cast off 3 stitches, knit to the end of the row.
Row 9: Cast off 5 stitches, knit 2 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit to the end of the row.
Row 10: Cast off 5 stitches, knit to the end of the row.
Row 11: Knit 3 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit 3 stitches.
Row 12: Knit row.
Row 13: Knit 3 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit 3 stitches.
Row 14: Knit
Row 15: Increase 1 stitch, knit 4 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches, knit into the front and back of the last stitch.
Row 16: Knit row.
Row 17: Cast on 5 stitches, knit 9 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit to the end of the row.
Row 18: Cast on 5 stitches, knit to the end of the row.
Row 19: Knit 2 stitches together, knit 7 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit 7 stitches, knit 2 stitches together.
Row 20: Knit row.
Row 21: Cast on 3 stitches, knit 11 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit 8 stitches.
Row 22: Cast on 3 stitches, knit to the end of the row.
Row 23: Cast off 3 stitches, knit 7 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit to the end of the row.
Row 24: Cast off 3 stitches, knit to the end of the row.
Row 25: Cast off 5 stitches, knit 2 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit to the end of the row.
Row 26: Cast off 5 stitches, knit to the end of the row.
Row 27: Knit 3 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit 3 stitches.
Row 28: Knit row.
Row 29: Knit 2 stitches together, knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together.
Row 30: Knit row.
Row 31: Knit 2 stitches together, purl 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together.
Row 32: Knit
Row 33: Knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch.
Row 34: Knit row.
Row 35: Increase 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, knit into the front and back of the last stitch.
Row 36: Knit row.
Row 37: Knit 2 stitches together, purl 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together.
Row 38: Knit row.
Row 39: Knit 3 stitches together.
Bind off.

Sew in all the ends of the leaf. Pick up two stitches at the base of the leaf and knit an i-cord about an inch long with double pointed needles.

My Mamma4earth Ravelry page.

Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful husband Richard…

Enjoy!
Warmly
Linda

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Knitted Leaf Patterns…

Today I have been thinking about leaves… how beautiful they are, how they dress trees, sway in the wind and their many differing shapes… so I started knitting and this is what my thoughts developed into… two little leaves, they are both different even though they seem to share the same characteristics of shape. They would look lovely adorning a summer garland or even a crown, the possibilities are endless…

 

Materials:
Size 5 straight needles
Green DK yarn
2 double pointed needles
wool needle

Pattern:
Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: Knit into the front and back of the first stitch, purl, knit into the front and back of the last stitch. (5 stitches)
Row 2: Knit row
Row 3: Knit into the front and back of the first stitch, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, knit into the front and back of the last stitch. ( 7 stitches)
Row 4: Knit row
Row 5: Knit into the front and back of the first stitch, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit into the front and back of the last stitch. ( 9 stitches)
Row 6: Knit row
Row 7: Knit 4 stitches, purl 1, Knit 4 stitches
Row 8: Knit row.

Alternate rows 7 and 8 three times.
Row 15: Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1 stitch. (7 stitches)
Row 16: Knit
Row 17: Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, purl 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1 stitch. (5 stitches)
Row 18: Knit
Row 19: Knit 2 stitches together, purl 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together. (3 stitches)
Row 20: Knit
Row 21: Knit 3 stitches together.
Bind off.

Sew in the ends neatly and for the leaf stem, pick up two stitches at the base of the leaf and knit an i-cord for about an inch.
The leaf above is the wrong side of the leaf and the leaf below is the right side. I prefer the wrong side of the leaf and will use that side for my projects:)

Leaf number two.

Materials:
Same as above

Pattern:
Cast on 3 stitches.
Row 1: Knit into the front and back of the first stitch, purl into the back of the middle stitch, knit into the front and back of the last stitch. (5 stitches)
Row 2: Knit the first stitch, purl the rest of the row and knit the last stitch.
Row 3: Knit into the front and back of the first stitch, knit 1 stitch, purl into the back of the middle stitch, knit 1 stitch, knit into the front and back of the last stitch. (7 stitches)
Row 4: Knit the first stitch, purl the rest of the row and knit the last stitch.

Row 5: Knit into the front and back of the first stitch, knit 2 stitches, purl into the back of the middle stitch, knit 2 stitches, knit into the front and back of the last stitch. (9 stitches)
Row 6: Knit 1 stitch, purl across the row, knit last stitch.
Row 7: Knit 4 stitches, purl into the back of the middle stitch, knit 4 stitches.
Row 8: Knit 1 stitch, purl across the row, knit last stitch.
Repeat rows 7 and 8 three times alternating them.
Row 15: Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1 stitch, purl into the back of the next stitch, knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1 stitch. (7 stitches)
Row 16: Knit 1 stitch, purl across the row, knit last stitch.
Row 17: Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, purl into the back of the next stitch, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1 stitch. (5 stitches)
Row 18: Knit 1 stitch, purl across the row, knit last stitch.

Row 19: Knit 2 stitches together, purl into the back of the next stitch, knit 2 stitches together. (3 stitches)

Row 20: Knit 1 stitch, purl across the row, knit last stitch.
Row 21: Knit the three stitches together.
Bind off.
This leaf may need some blocking.
Sew in the ends and knit an i-cord for the stem.

My Mamma4earth Ravelry Group. I am designing a Pin Oak leaf at the moment and it should be up tomorrow sometime on my blog:)

Have a restful weekend…

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