This generic pattern can be used with whatever yarn and hook/needle size you prefer. For more information see this guide to our StitchFinder.
Vibrant color adds to the impact of a raised bobble-and-leaf design. Because of the variety of cables involved, the instructions are given as a chart.
Yarn Sport-weight wool in lime green (A), fuchsia (B), and bright green (C)
Equipment A pair of knitting needles and a cable needle
Using A, cast on 27 sts by the thumb method.
Now pattern from the chart, reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right, as indicated by the row numbering.
Note On 17th row begin Leaf 1 shown on the right-hand side of the main chart and on 21st row begin Leaf 2 shown on the left-hand side of the chart. The first row of each leaf is worked (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) in one st. The st count is then as shown on the charts.
When 33rd row has been completed, bind off knitwise.
To neaten the sides, RS facing and using A, pick up and k27 sts along one edge then bind off knitwise.
Do the same along second edge.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
|c2b = slip 1 stitch onto cable needle and hold at back, k1 then k1 from cable needle
||c2bp = slip 1 stitch onto cable needle and hold at back, k1 then p1 from cable needle
|c2f = slip 1 stitch onto cable needle and hold at front, k1 then k1 from cable needle
||c2fp = slip 1 stitch onto cable needle and hold at front, p1 then k1 from cable needle
|k = knit
||k2tog = knit 2 together
|k2sso = knit 2 together, slip stitch just made on to left-hand needle, pass next stitch over it, slip stitch back on to right-hand needle
||RS = right side
|p1A = Note that the last stitch of each supplementary chart is p1A on WS
||sk2po = slip 2 stitches as if to knit 2 together, knit 1, pass the slipped stitches over
|skpo = skip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped st
||st(s) = stitch(es)
|yo = yarn over
||WS = wrong side
Excerpted with permission from 75 Floral Blocks to Knit by Lesley Stanfield, St. Martin's Griffin, 2013.