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Rustle of Leaves

from Fallingblox Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Rustle of Leaves
Rustle of Leaves
Rustle of Leaves
Rustle of Leaves
Rustle of Leaves
Rustle of Leaves

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Double Knitting
  • Lock Stitch
  • Selvedge Twist
  • Standard Double-Knit Cast-On
  • Short Rows

Pattern Description:

It's fall, and a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of ... knitting? Well, true for me, anyway.

This is a keyhole scarf with a motif of falling maple leaves done in double-knitting down the middle, and a short-row lock-stitch ruffle on the sides.

The "keyhole" -- which allows you to wear a shorter scarf by tucking one end through the hole in the other -- is normally done ver- tically, but this poses an unnecessary design challenge in this case. Because the ruffles make this scarf more three-dimensional, we can do the "keyhole" horizontally, which is easier to accomplish. Also, the ruffles will "unfold" on the other side of the hole which will keep the scarf from untying itself while you're wearing it.
Want a longer, more traditional scarf? Just leave out the "keyhole" and keep knitting

-- the skeins will have more than enough yarn for a scarf as long as you want it (within reason)


10 sts/13 rows = 2" in standard double- stockinette fabric. Dimensions as worked are approx. 7" wide x 40" long.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 40" x 8" (102 cm x 20 cm)


  • [Color A] Miss Babs Yowza! (100% super- wash merino; 560 yds/8oz skein); Forever; 1 skein.
  • [Color B] Miss Babs Yowza! (100% super- wash merino; 560 yds/8oz skein); Wanna Go Crazy; 1 skein.

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 set US6/4.0mm straight or circular needles, or size required to achieve desired gauge.
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

1120 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Miss Babs Yowza!


Forever & Wanna Go Crazy
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I got started knitting about a decade ago, and through dedicated focus (or sheer lunacy) I have built myself into a world authority on double-knitting, a technique which can be used to make knitted ...

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