Caron International's Simply Soft (100% Acrylic) (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g. 315 yds/288 m skein):
Color 9710 Country Blue, 18oz/510g (MC)
Color 9750 Chocolate, 6oz/170 g (A)
Color 9709 Lt. Country Blue, 6oz/170 g (B)
Color 9703 Bone, 6oz/170 g (C)
Color 9702 Off White, 6oz/170 g (D)
One 29” circular US size 6(4 mm), or size to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle (tn)
In Stockinette St 18 sts/ 26 rows = 4in/10cm
Embroidery Stitches (see diagram)
Fern Leaf Stitch
Note1: Chart is work from right to left on RS rows and left to right on WS rows.
Note 2: In intarsia method, the 2nd color is twisted (or picked up) from underneath the 1st color.
Using MC CO 108 sts
Wind MC, A, B, C and D into small bundles or wrap onto bobbins. Working Intarsia method described in note 2, work each row of chart 2 times across. – 108sts
Rep 70 rows of the chart 3 times. 210 rows. Bind off in MC.
Using single strand and tn, work lower stem in duplicate stitch in Bone (C)
Work center stem in duplicate stitch in Lt. Country Blue (B)
Work top stem in chain stitch in Bone (C)
Work chain st around leaves as follows:
Lt Country Blue (B) leaves in Country Blue (MC)
Bone (C ) leaves in Lt. Country Blue (B)
Off White (D) leaves in Bone (C)
Work Fern Leaf stitch in center of each leaf as follows:
Lt. Country Blue (B) leaves in C
Bone (C) leaves in Off White (D)
Off White (D) leaves in Chocolate (A)
Work running st in Off white (D) along Chocloate (A) lines as shown
Using double strand of Bone (C) work French knots as shown
With RS facing and MC, pick up and knit 108 sts from Cast on edge.
Begin garter st, inc 1 st at beginning this and every row 62 times. – 170 sts
Bind off knitwise.
Repeat at Bound off edge.
With RS facing and MC, pick up and knit 157 sts along side edge.
Begin Garter st, increase 1 st at beginning of this and every row, 62 times. – 219 sts
Bind off knitwise.
Repeat on other side edge.
Using MC and tn, sew mitered corners together.
Using tn, weave in ends.