Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Skeleton Leaf Bookmark Pattern

***Revised. as of Feb. 2011/ thanks to Alexis for her helpful suggestion....I think the pattern is much improved now. I do recommend that if you want your leaf to look much like the pattern, use a fine laceweight yarn

Remember this?





I have had several requests for the pattern here and on Ravelry, so here goes. I don't have the capacity to do a graphed pattern on my computer, so I have opted to use a sort of knitting shorthand instead of using words. Hopefully it will have a visual quality to it that will help you grasp the pattern of the pattern.

I used laceweight and size 3 needles. Your gauge may vary.

K= knit
O=yarn over
V= knit two together
(ssk)=slip slip knit

Starting at the base of the leaf, cast on 5.

Row 1 KKOKOKK

All even numbered rows until row 10, purl across

Row3 KOVOKOVOK


Row 5 KOVKOKOK(ssk)OK

Row 7 KOVKOKOKOKOK(ssk)OK

Row 9 Bind off 3 OVKOKOK(ssk)OK(ssk)OK

Row 10 Bind off 3, purl remaining stitches.

Rows 11-14 Repeat rows 7-10 once more.

Row 15 VVOKOKOKO(ssk)(ssk)

Row 16 Purl across

Row 17 Bind off 3, OKOKOKO(ssk)(ssk)

Row 18 Bind off 3, purl across

Row 19 Bind off 3, OKOK

Row 20 Purl across

Row 21 Knit 5 together.



Break off, weave in ends. Block. Finish with cord and tassel or as desired.

Let me know if you have any problems with the pattern! I am kinda new at this.

Lots of snow here....

ending with some pictures for you!















6 comments:

Deborah said...

Those snow pictures are something else. I can't remember the last time I saw snow. Pretty pictures.

LunaMoth said...

The leaf bookmark looks so beautiful! I'm putting this pattern in my queue. It looks like a great way to use up little odds of lace weight yarn. Thanks so much for it!

Rhonna said...

Wooot! Congratulations on getting that pattern written up! You've been wanting to do it for a while, and of course now that means I have to try it . . . ;-)

Theresa said...

Thanks for the pattern. I'll have to try it. I have been thinking of you and I appreciate your email to me. I'm really behind and I just wanted to let you know I hadn't forgotten you!

Alexis Upton said...

I think that maybe when your pattern gets to row 11, it should say repeat rows 7-10 instead of 5-10. It doesn't work out right otherwise. I haven't finished the pattern, I got stuck there and have bene trying to figure it out. If that's not right and I'm doing something wrong, please correct me.
It's a beautiful pattern but I'm a bit of a perfectionist and it's driving me crazy that it's not counting out right.
Thank you for posting this, though!
It's lovely!

Dana Ryan said...

Yes something goes awry at the "repeat rows 7-10". I end up with too many stitches at the end of the row.