Autumn Leaves celebrates the turning of the seasons, the end of summer in a blaze of glorious colour. It is an elongated crescent shawl knit in a fingering/4ply yarn with a long(ish) colour change. The edging features a simple repeating pattern of stylised drooping leaves and is worked first; the body of the crescent is then filled in with scrunchy garter stitch using short row shaping to achieve the crescent shape. Beading on the edge section, which is optional, emphasises the leaf shaping.
The Autumnal sample shown was knitted in Rowan Sock; singles fingering/4ply; 75% wool 25% nylon; 400 m/ 437 yds per 100g / 3.53 oz ball; 1 ball; shade 00001 Jewel. As yardage is very tight, you may need 2 balls. A second, unbeaded, sample is also shown, which used Schoppel-wolle Zauberball in 2244 Zauberwald; this gave a very light and open fabric.
The pattern consists of 9 small charts for the edging, and suggestions are given for customising the shawl to different sizes.
The beads are optional; the sample shown used 500 4mm beads in #562 Gold from Debbie Abrahams.