This is my favorite every-day sweater; warm enough on a cool day yet light and comfortable when itís warm. The Falling Leaves stitch pattern is a simple but striking lace pattern. Itís easier than it looks, since all of the work is done on the Right side, and the Wrong side is just purled. The edges and collar are worked in garter stitch. In this design, the lace is worked to size and blocked only lightly. Experienced knitters wanting a lacier appearance might block the pieces to measurements larger than those given in the schematic. This will, of course, produce a larger sweater, so you might need to knit according to a smaller size. The sample uses Dale Sisik, a wool/mohair blend.
39(44, 50)" under arms, 22(23, 24)" hem to shoulder
17st/26row = 4"/10cm over Falling Leaves pattern
1200(1400, 1800)yards DK or light worsted weight wool or wool/mohair blend. Something with a little fuzziness is nice. Sample uses 8 (10, 12) 50g/ 1ĺoz skeins (each approx 135m/148yds) Dale Sisik
Basic knitting. Cast on, bind off, knit and purl stitches, K2Tog, SSK, YO increase.