The Elm Leaf motif is a timeless design that brings the organic beauty of nature into your knitting projects. Resembling the graceful contours of elm tree leaves, this motif features a combination of knit and purl stitches to create a distinct leaf-like texture. By incorporating this motif into your knitting, you can infuse your creations with a touch of natural charm. In this video, knitting designer Jen Lucas demonstrates how to knit an elm leaf.
ELM LEAF PATTERN
CO 5 sts.
Set-Up Row (WS): Knit all sts.
Rows 1 (RS) & 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, k4.
Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, k1, m1R, k1, m1L, k2—7 sts.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, k1, purl to the last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: Sl1 wyif, k2, m1R, k1, m1L, k3—9 sts.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k3, m1R, k1, m1L, k4—11 sts.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 7: Sl1 wyif, k4, m1R, k1, m1L, k5—13 sts.
Row 8: Rep Row 2.
Row 9: Sl1 wyif, k5, m1R, k1, m1L, k6—15 sts.
Row 10: Rep Row 2.
Row 11: Sl1 wyif, k1, ssk, knit to the last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—13 sts.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.
Row 13: Sl1 wyif, knit to end.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Rows 15 – 26: Rep Rows 11 – 14 another 3 times – 7 sts remain.
Row 27: Sl1 wyif, k1, cdd, k2—5 sts.
Row 28: Sl1 wyif, p3, k1.
Row 29: Sl1 wyif, cdd, k1—3 sts.
Row 30: Sl1 wyif, p2.
Row 31: Cdd—1 st rem.
Trim yarn and draw through final stitch.
cdd: (central double decrease) slip first and second stitches together as if to knit, knit 1 stitch, pass
two slipped stitches over the knit stitch
CO: cast on
k2tog: knit two stitches together
m1L: make one by lifting strand in between stitch just worked and the next stitch, bringing the needle from the front to the back, and knitting the stitch through the back loop
m1R: make 1 right by lifting strand in between stitch just worked and the next stitch, bringing the needle from the back to the front and knitting it
RS: Right Side
sl: slip stitch purlwise
ssk: slip a stitch as if to knit to right needle, slip a second stitch as if to knit to right needle, slip both stitches back to left needle and knit together through the back loops
WS: Wrong Side
wyif: with yarn in front