Tabetha plays with different yarns and stitch patterns pretty regularly and writes about her experimentation here on the blog in the categories: Yarn Play and Stitch Play. Join her in swatching and playing to uncover the delightful characteristics of new yarns and patterns! 

Stitch Play A Subtle Leaf. www.tabethahedrick.comI played with two decidedly different, yet equally spectacular yarns this week from Mrs. Crosby, featuring a subtle leaf stitch pattern. Columned eyelets stand out amid the fabric of decreases and stockinette for a result that is light, lively, and deliciously simple. I’d wager we can all learn a lesson from the relaxed notion this lace exudes; nothing is forced or over-thought. When you have a worry that you keep turning over and over in your mind, it helps to sit back and breathe it out with a mindful perspective. This subtle leaf, with its repetitive pattern and gentle movement, brings out that exact awareness….

Stitch Play A Subtle Leaf. www.tabethahedrick.comA Subtle Leaf (mult of 8 sts)

Set-up Row (WS): Purl.

Row 1 (RS): K1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo.

Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8: Purl.

Row 3: K2, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k1.

Row 5: K3, yo, s2kp, yo, k2.

Row 7: K1, k2tog, k1, [yo, k1] twice, ssk.

Rows 8 – 13: Repeat Rows 6 – 7.

Row 14: Purl.

Yarn Play. www.tabethahedrick.comGive this stitch a whirl in your swatching play this week and share your thoughts.

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