Leaf Lettuce is a brand-new creation from Ursa Major Knits, a most unique shawl which can be knit in virtually any weight of yarn to any size.
Here is what Chrissie writes:
For Leaf Lettuce you need two contrasting yarns of the same weight: two solids, one solid or semi solid combined with a color gradient, or two color gradients that go well together as a pair but that are distinctive enough to make out the individual modules – all these ensembles will do.
The amount of yarn you need will of course depend on the tightness of your knitting and the weight of your yarn. The size will depend on the amount of modules you want to knit. Yarn B ist the color for the backdrop. Yarn A is used for the “leafs”. You will need 5x as much yarn of Yarn B as you need of Yarn A. Leaf Lettuce has a Waxing and a Waning Part. Therefore,you can use any yarn weight and needles you like and knit any size from a large shawl to a small shawlette. Simply start knitting the Waxing Part and either knit until you have used 50% of your yarn or until you have reached half of the desired length. Then knit the Waning Part.
Yarn and Colorways
We put together kits that we are really pleased with but please note that they do not duplicate the colors nor the yarns that the designer used in her originals. You can see our yarns in the inset photos on the top picture and again below that.
I decided I really liked the look gotten when Yarn A was a gradually changing colorway. And so we put together kits to give that look. Note that our kits are both composed of sport/DK weight yarns.
Yarn A: The gradiently dyed Zauberball Starke 6 from Schoppel, with 437 yards/ 150g ball, and made up of 75& wool + 25% nylon. The colorway is called Malerwinkel and I see yellow, cream, lime, rose, blue and violet.
Yarn B: Rayon Metallic from Blue Heron, with 550 yards/ 8 oz skein, made up of 88% rayon viscose + 12% metallic thread. This colorway is Indigo and is an amost solid of deep teal (oddly, not indigo at all to my eye) with sparkling silver threads.
One skein of each will make up this kit.
The kit will not automatically include the pattern and has not been figured into the cost.
Knitters can get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Chrissy via her Ravelry web page.Then you will automatically get any updates and also have a copy saved in your Rav library. In that case, set the "Pattern" drop-down menu to "No Pattern Needed."
We also can email the pattern to you as a PDF via email (please be aware that it is not automatic; I have to manually send it to you and generally do that right before shipping your kit).
(Please note: We could print this out for you but the printed copy would be very very long. Chrissy had written to me, "It is easy to knit but every row is different, so the pdf has many pages." There are two versions, one with everything written out and one with everything charted. The written one is 26 pages; the charted one is 60 (!!!) pages. If you really want it printed by us and sent on to you, let me know and I will invoice you appropriately. We are not making it an automatic option on this web page however.)
Just make sure that drop-down menu is set as you would like before you check out.