ABC Knitting Patterns. Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips.
Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Small Leaf Border Shawl

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Shawl Knitting Pattern

Size: 68" (172 cm) long and 14" (36 cm) wide at the widest part

Materials: 100% Wool Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport Weight yarn 184 yd (168 m)/50g - 2 skeins. Color 101 Burnt Sienna. (A)
100% Wool Lorna's Hand-Dyed yarn 200 yds (182 m)/70g - 1 skein. Color 64 Gold Hill. (B)

Needles: #4 (3.50 mm) and #8 (5.00 mm)

Gauge for stocking stitch: 22 sts x  36 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm)

Leaf Border Pattern:
1 pattern repeat = 3" (7.50 cm)

Garter Stitch:
All rows knit

Stocking Stitch:
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts

Wrap and turn in the short rows:
With yarn in front sl 1 stitch to the right needle.
Move yarn between the needles to the back.
Slip the stitch back to the left needle.
Turn the work and bring yarn back to the wrong side between the needles.


Directions:
Shawl is worked from the border and than shaped with short rows.
With yarn A, cast on 303 sts on needles #8, using both needles. Change to needles #4.
Knit 1 row.
Row 1 (right side): sl1, k3, ssk, k5, yo, k1, yo, *k5, sk2p (sl1, knit 2 together, pass sliped st over k2tog), k5, yo, k1, yo* repeat from * to *, end with k5, k2tog, k4.
Row 2: sl1, k9, *p3, k11* repeat from * to *, end with k10.
Row 3: sl1, k3, ssk, k4, yo, k3, yo, *k4, sk2p, k4, yo, k3, yo* repeat from * to *, end with k4, k2tog, k4.
Row 4: sl1, k8, *p5, k9*, repeat from * to * to end.
Row 5: sl1, k3, ssk, k3, yo, k5, yo, *k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k5, yo*, repeat from * to *, end with k3, k2tog, k4.
Row 6: sl1, *k7, p7*, repeat from * to *, end with k8.
Row 7: sl1, k3, ssk, k2, yo, k7, yo, *k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k7, yo*, repeat from * to *, end with k2, k2tog, k4.
Row 8: sl1, k6, *p9, k5*, repeat from * to *, end with k7.
Row 9: sl1, k3, ssk, k1, yo, k9, yo, *k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k9, yo*, repeat from * to *, end with k1, k2tog, k4.
Row 10: sl1, k5, *p11, k3*, repeat from * to *,   end with k6.
Row 11: sl1, k3, ssk, yo, k11, yo, *sk2p, yo, k11, yo*, repeat from * to *, end with k2tog, k4.
Row 12: sl1, k4, *p13, k1*, repeat from * to *,  end with k5.
Row 13: sl1, k4, *yo, k5, sk2p, k5, yo, k1*, repeat from * to *, end with k5.
Row 14: repeat row 10.
Row 15: sl1, k5, *yo, k4, sk2p, k4, yo, k3*, repeat from * to *, end with k6.
Row 16: repeat row 8.
Row 17: sl1, k6, *yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k5*, repeat from * to *, end with k7.
Row 18: repeat row 6.
Row 19: sl1, *k7, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo*, repeat from * to *, end with k8.
Row 20: repeat row 4.
Row 21: sl1, k8, *yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k9*, repeat from * to *.
Row 22: repeat row 2.
Row 23: sl1, k9, *yo, sk2p, yo, k11*, repeat from * to *,  end with k10.
Rows 24-26: knit.
Row 27: sl1, k145.

Short rows:
Change to yarn B.
Short row 1 (row 27 continued): k10, wrap, turn
Short row 2: p14, wrap, turn
Short row 3: k18, wrap, turn
Short row 4: p22, wrap, turn
Short row 5: k26, wrap, turn
Short row 6: p30, wrap, turn
Short row 7: k34, wrap, turn
Short row 8: p38, wrap, turn
Short row 9: k42, wrap, turn
Short row 10: p46, wrap, turn
Short row 11: k50, wrap, turn
Short row 12: p54, wrap, turn
Short row 13: k58, wrap, turn
Short row 14: p62, wrap, turn
Short row 15: k66, wrap, turn
Short row 16: p70, wrap, turn
Short row 17: k74, wrap, turn
Short row 18: p78, wrap, turn
Short row 19: k82, wrap, turn
Change to yarn A.
Short row 20: p82, k72, wrap, turn
Short row 21: k232, wrap, turn
Short row 22: k238, wrap, turn
Short row 23: k244, wrap, turn
Short row 24: k250, wrap, turn
Short row 25: k256, wrap, turn
Short row 26: k262, wrap, turn
Short row 27: k87, change to yarn B, k89, wrap, turn
Short row 28: p93, wrap, turn
Short row 29: k97, wrap, turn
Short row 30: p101, wrap, turn
Short row 31: k105, wrap, turn
Short row 32: p109, wrap, turn
Short row 33: k113, wrap, turn
Short row 34: p117, wrap, turn
Short row 35: k121, wrap, turn
Short row 36: p125, wrap, turn
Short row 37: k129, wrap, turn
Short row 38: p133, wrap, turn
Short row 39: k137, wrap, turn
Short row 40: p141, wrap, turn
Short row 41: k145, wrap, turn
Short row 42: p149, wrap, turn
Short row 43: k153, wrap, turn
Short row 44: p157, wrap, turn
Short row 45: k161, wrap, turn
Change to yarn A.
Short row 46: p161, k53, wrap, turn
Short row 47: k267, wrap, turn
Short row 48: k270, wrap, turn
Short row 49: k273, wrap, turn
Short row 50: k276, wrap, turn
Short row 51: k279, wrap, turn
Short row 52: k279, wrap, turn
Short row 53: k56, change to yarn B, k167, wrap, turn
Short row 54: p171, wrap, turn
Short row 55: k175, wrap, turn
Short row 56: p179, wrap, turn
Short row 57: k183, wrap, turn
Short row 58: p187, wrap, turn
Short row 59: k191, wrap, turn
Short row 60: p195, wrap, turn
Short row 61: k199, wrap, turn
Short row 62: p203, wrap, turn
Short row 63: k207, wrap, turn
Short row 64: p211, wrap, turn
Short row 65: k215, wrap, turn
Short row 66: p219, wrap, turn
Short row 67: k223, wrap, turn
Short row 68: p227, wrap, turn
Short row 69: k231, wrap, turn
Short row 70: p235, wrap, turn
Short row 71: k239, wrap, turn
Short row 72: p243, wrap, turn
Short row 73: k247, wrap, turn
Change to yarn A.
Short row 74: p247, k22, wrap, turn
Short row 75: k291, wrap, turn
Row 28: k297.
Rows 29-34: knit.
Bind off.

Single Leaf Edging:
Pick up 17 sts at the end of the shawl on the right side and knit 1 row.
Row 1 (right side): sl1, ssk, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, k2tog, p1.
Row 2: sl1,  k6, p3, k6, p1.
Row 3: sl1, ssk, k4, yo, k3, yo, k4, k2tog, p1.
Row 4: sl1, k54, p5, k5, p1.
Row 5: sl1, ssk, k3, yo, k5, yo, k3, k2tog, p1.
Row 6: sl1, k4, p7, k4, p1.
Row 7: sl1, ssk, k2, yo, k7, yo, k2, k2tog, p1.
Row 8: sl1, k3, p9, k3, p1.
Row 9: sl1, ssk, k1, yo, k9, yo, k1, k2tog, p1.
Row 10: sl1, k2, p11, k2, p1.
Row 11: sl1, k2, yo, k11, yo, k2, p1.
Row 12: sl1, k2, p13, k2, p1.
Row 13: sl1, ssk, yo, k5, sk2p, k5, yo, k2tog, p1.
Row 14: sl1, k2, p11, k2, p1.
Row 15: sl1, ssk, yo, k4, sk2p, k4, yo, k2tog, p1.
Row 16: sl1, k2, p9, k2, p1.
Row 17: sl1, ssk, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k2tog, p1.
Row 18: sl1, k2, p7, k2, p1.
Row 19: sl1, ssk, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k2tog, p1.
Row 20: sl1, k2, p5, k2, p1.
Row 21: sl1, ssk, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k2tog, p1.
Row 22: sl1, k2, p3, k2, p1.
Row 23: sl1, ssk, yo, sk2p, yo, k2tog, p1.
Row 24: knit.
Row 25: sl 1, ssk, k 1, k2tog, p 1.
Row 26: knit.
Row 27: sl 1, sk2p, p 1.
Row 28: knit.
Bind off remaining 3 stitches as k3tog.

Work the same pattern on the other end of the shawl.

Enjoy!

 

Another view

Close up of the border

November 08, 2011. Error on row 1 corrected.

November 14, 2011: Short row errors corrected.

November 21, 2011: Error in Single Leaf Edging corrected



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