"Leaves": a design by Petra Breakstone
This pattern calls for about 40 yards of fingering/sock weight yarn and some small beads.
The pattern link can be found HERE.
What a fun, rewarding knit! I hurried up and finished up some socks Friday night so I could reward myself with a sweet pattern and a new little project on a Saturday afternoon. I had this knit up in no time. The only thing difficult about this pattern is keeping track of rows. I used a sticky "Post-It" note to keep track and that did the trick. I did have to rip out one leaf because I lost track a few times.
For this project, I used a leftover bit of Zauberball yarn in the Burnt Almond color way. I used the rest of the yarn for an Infinity Cowl which you can see HERE. As you can see, the color does change from deep red to a rusty orange in this yarn, although it is not as noticeable in my Leaves Necklace.
I've already been digging around in my yarn stash and I found some great yarn for another Leaves Necklace. The beads I used were clear beads but the holes in the beads were painted with gold metallic paint. I think they go nicely with the yarn but it's hard to tell in photos since the beads are rather small.
This project would make for a great last minute gift for someone special. I did block my necklace with pins on a blocking mat and spritzed it generously with water to flatten out the leaves a bit and also give the leaves a bit more definition. I think in future Leaves Necklaces, I'd like to figure out how to add a few more beads to each leaf for a little more bling.