Welcome to autumn in Australia.
I’m looking forward to the break from humidity we’ve had lately and more time to knit. Inspired by the seasons I wanted to knit some autumn leaves with this pattern by Svetlana Gordon I saved on Ravelry years ago.
The Moda Vera Bouvardia 10ply yarn I noticed at Spotlight immediately reminded me of autumn colours and reminded me of the saved leaf pattern I wished to knit one day. It is 30% wool and 70% acrylic and slid beautifully off my 5.00mm Knitpro Dreamz knitting needles.
We have some beautiful big trees on our street that look so beautiful as they change colours in Autumn from green to orange, red and dark brown.
I knitted three leaves to enable me to see the mix of the different variegated colours in this yarn. They have not been blocked so that they curl and turn to look more like real leaves.
They would make cute drink coasters for an autumn table setting or just a seasonal decoration.
I adapted the pattern slightly and picked up four stitches at the end and using double pointed knitting needles I knitted a few rows of i-cord to make the leaf look like it had a stem. The pattern which costs a few dollars is well written and an enjoyable knit with the variegated yarn. You definitely need a row counter or a row counter app on your phone as the rows are short and repetitive so it’s easy to lose your place.
When the trees on our street start to lose their leaves I ‘m going to collect them this time so we can do some more autumn crafts.
Do you love Autumn and what Autumn crafts do you love?