Column Of Leaves in Red

After seeing the fabulous Column Of Leaves scarf that Steve Lyle had done, I was so intrigued by the pattern that I wanted to try one too. The pattern was really quite easy and the results are really quite nice. It's one of those patterns where the finished object makes it look much harder than it really was. There are a few errors in my work though. Just a few P2TOG's where there should have been P2TBL's. By the time I realized I had made the error though, I was already a few rows past and I wasn't all that keen on ripping it back.

I used worsted weight Lion Brand felting yarn which was left over from the "Bordello Slippers" that I made, and size 7 needles. I didn't get a measurement of the scarf length prior to blocking but the finished length after blocking is 76 inches. I was a bit worried that I wouldn't have enough of the yarn to make it a decent length, but I stretched it as tightly as I could when I blocked it and it all worked out fine.

The attached picture shows right and wrong sides of the scarf.

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This is really gorgeous and I really love the warm, rich colour. Well done.

RareSteek's picture

That is beautiful. And thanks for showing both sides. I always wonder how scarfs look from the back since you will be seeing that side often. And it is lovely. How much yarn did it use?


RareSteek's picture

Oh, and how wide is it after blocking?


Aaronknits's picture

It measures 7.5 inches wide. I'm not sure of the exact yardage. I used one full skein of the yarn (158yds) and two partial skeins that were probably close to half a skein each. So, somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 yards.

purlyman's picture

Beautiful job. I'm always amazed at this pattern - you did a great job. Still haven't tried the lace patterns, so busy with everything else. Thanks for posting and showing the pics.


stef's picture


Stunning colour for a beautiful piece of work

kiwiknitter's picture

Aaron, Your work is always so beautiful and this is no exception! Fantastic!

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ronhuber's picture

Beautiful work. The colour is gorgeous and the lace pattern perfect. Congratulations.

MMario's picture

I like that I'm seeing more and more people posting lace that they've done. I know not everyone is as lace-obsessed as I; but the variety and excellence people are posting is great!
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Aaronknits's picture

"I know not everyone is as lace-obsessed as I"

Give us time....

crmartin's picture

Beautiful scarf and very nice color. You did a fantastic job.


stillday's picture

Really nice work Aaron, and I like that color. *Sigh*, yet another project I'd like to do.

MMario's picture

the only disadvantage I've ever found to this site is that it is filled to overflowing with enablers. (but in the best possible way)

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

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A wonderful color and a beautiful job. I will try this again I think!