Maple Gloriana

US $6.00

publisher Provenance Knits
designer Marsha White
Inspired by a 18th-century floral needlework

With the theme of Canada’s 150th birthday in mind, I went searching for leaf stitch patterns. The one that caught my fancy was a clematis leaf stitch pattern in the book Charted Peasant Designs edited by Heinz Edgar Kiewe (also the author of The Sacred History of Knitting). The leaf’s jaunty angle captured the spirit of celebration. Reworking the stitches to resemble a maple leaf and adding a curled leaf stem created the perfect motif.

Adding a festive flair, the beginning border of “candles” with beads for flames is the proverbial icing on the cake! For those who prefer “unlit candles”, the beaded section is optional.

Colourwork on the outer edges of knitting tends to curl on its own, so facings are worked on the beginning and ending borders.

Sample on left shown in Main colour: Shelridge Yarns Soft Touch Ultra – Linen, and Contrast Colour: variegated fingering yarn. Additional sample also shown in Main colour: Shelridge Yarns Soft Touch Ultra – Linen, and Contrast Colour: Shelridge Yarns Soft Touch Ultra – Cardinal

Pattern was professionally tech edited by Robin Melanson.

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NOTE: Provenance Knit patterns use charts.
Recommended for Intermediate knitters.
Pattern may be purchased below.

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SKU: pk-Maple Gloriana Categories: ,

Recommended yarn:
Main Colour (MC) 2 – 50 gram skeins, 185 yds (169 m) each;
Contrast colour (CC) 1 – 50 gram skein, 185 yds (169 m)

Approximate finished and blocked size:
Circumference: bottom edge – 31″; main cowl – 24″
Length: 12″

Gauge swatch: in pattern stitch
30 sts / 34 rows = 4″

circular 3 mm / 2.5 US in 24″ length
or size to obtain gauge.

Optional beads for border: 180 beads, sample uses 36 in red and 144 in gold
1 fine crochet hook: 1.25mm for adding beads

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