I am pleased to announce that my latest pattern has now been released on Ravelry.

Raking Leaves Shawl

You can get it here.

Raking Leaves is a leafy design created from wanting to knit two yarns from my stash together, a speckled green yarn and a solid black yarn, and seeing the same green in the apples my little boy was picking from our apple tree whilst I was trying to rake up the fallen leaves.

It uses my favourite “curled” shawl shape, because it creates a stunning spiral at one end, but also stays wrapped around your shoulders without falling off.


  • 2 x Fingering Weight Yarn in a speckled colour (100g/ 400m) – Main Colour
  • 2 x Fingering Weight Yarn in a solid colour (100g/ 400m) – Contrast Colour
  • 4.00 mm Knitting Needle
  • 1 x Darning Needle
  • Note that the yardage in testing ranged between 1 skein to 1.2 skeins.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Skills Used:

  • Knit & Purl
  • Increases & Decreases
  • Selvedge Edge
  • Picot Cast Off


Gauge: 20 sts x 34 rows over 10cm x 10cm of garter stitch worked flat on 4.00mm needles after blocking.

Final Size:  70cm tall x 165cm long.

Please share this with anyone you know who would like to make this.

And here is the Ravelry pattern link again for you.

Best wishes, Sam xox

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