Two Victorian Leaf Patterns Double Rose Leaf and Tracery Pattern


Panel of 17 sts.

Both of these patterns are relatives of the classic Beech Leaf, with the Double Rose Leaf bearing the nearest resemblance. Neither pattern maintains the same number of stitches throughout. In Double Rose Leaf, the stitches are immediately reduced to 15 in Row 2, and not restored to 17 until Row 8. In Tracery Pattern, 2 stitches arc increased in Row 4, and removed in Row 6.

Row 2—Kl, yo, kl, ssk, pi, k2 tog, kl, pi, kl, ssk, pi, k2 tog, kl, yo, kl. Row 3—P4, (kl, p2) twice, kl, p4.

Row 4—(Kl, yo) twice, ssk. pi, k2 log, pi, ssk, pi, k2 tog, (yo.

Contributed by Leona Hughes, Sarasota, Florida

Leaf Patterns
center panel: Double Hose Leaf side panels: Tracery Pattern

Row 6—Kl, yo, k3, yo, si 1—k2 log—psso, pi, k3 log, yo, k3, yo, kl.

Row 8—Kl, yo, k5, yo, si 1—k2 tog—psso, yo, k5. yo. kl.

Repeat Rows 1-8.


Panel of 13 sts.

Row 1 (Wrong side) and all other wrong-side rows—Purl.

Row 2—(Kl, yo) twice, si 1—k2 tog—psso, k3, k3 tog, (yo, kl) twice.

Row 4—Kl, yo. k3, yo, ssk, kl, k2 tog, yo, k3, yo, kl.

Row 6—Kl, yo, ssk, kl, k2 tog, yo, si I—k2 tog—psso, yo, ssk, kl, k2 log, yo, kl.

Rows 8 and 10—Kl, (yo, ssk, kl, k2 tog, yo, kl) twice.

Repeat Rows 1-10.

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