Leaf Kerchief


This little kerchief can be worn as a scarf or small, pretty shawl. The body has an eyelet pattern interspersed with springy garter stitch rows. The leaf edging is knit separately and joined at the end. This knit is a wonderful vehicle for your favorite variegated fingering weight wool.




Finished Measurements
32 1/2 inches at widest point
20 inches long
finished weight – 185 grams

Suggested Yarn
Koigu KPPPM (100% Merino Wool) fingering weight
175yards (160m/50g) per skein
For project: approximately 4 skeins – 650 yards (592m, 185g)

One pair US2 1/2 (3mm) needles
One US2 (2.75mm)
Or size to obtain gauge (see pattern notes regarding needle size)

stitch holder(s) or safety pins
tapestry needle for weaving in ends

14 sts = 2” in stockinette stitch.

Pattern Notes
It may be hard to find 3mm needles in the US, as there is no exact conversion for it, but the closest is US2. You could use US3 or US1 depending on your gauge (loose or tight). Getting exact gauge is not imperative for this piece, as no real fit is necessary.  Piece is knit from top down, leaf border is knit separately and stitched to body.

Leaf Kerchief