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Elm Leaves

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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase/decrease

Pattern Description:

These fine, nearly-weightless wristlets in two sizes (S/L) feature a frill of alternating leaf lace at the end of a snug ribbed cuff, adding a bit of feminine interest to a sweater, jacket, or coat sleeve, while providing a soft layer of warmth to shut out chilly winds.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size or elasticity.


24 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unblocked; fabric will be relaxed)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 4(4.5) inches in circumference at cuff (unstretched) to fit wrists up to 6(7.5) inches around; 7(9) inches total length from hem to top of cuff


  • 110(140) yards of any laceweight yarn with approximately 200-300 yards per ounce
  • Needles: size 3US (3.25mm) DPNs for ruffle (or size to obtain correct gauge) size 2US (2.75mm) DPNs for cuff (or two 'mm' sizes smaller than ruffle needle)

Suggested yarn:

140 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Louet Mooi Laceweight



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