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21 Aug, 2017
An Irish Leaf Collar with Button
Edel MacBride has been teaching classes for us for years. Here is her Irish Leaf Collar with button pattern

An Irish leaf collar with button

Worked lengthwise over 8sts.
Count the sts only after 18th pattern row
Cast on 8 sts and k 3 rows using suggested needles for your yarn choice.
Make a buttonhole on the next row by casting off st numbers 4 and 5, and casting them back on the following row.
Work 3 rows knit (garter stitch)


Row 1: rs k5, yf, k1, yf, k2. (10sts)
Row 2: p6 inc in next st by knitting into the front and back of it k3. (11sts)
Row 3: k4, p1, k2, yf, k1, yf, k3. (13sts)
Row 4: p8, inc in next st k4. (14sts)
Row 5: k4, p2, k3, yf, k1, yf, k4. (16sts)
Row 6: p10, inc in next st, k5. (17sts)
Row 7: k4, p3, k4, yf, k1, yf, k5. (19sts)
Row 8: p12, inc in next st, k6. (20sts)
Row 9: k4, p4, yb, sl1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, k1. (18sts)
Row 10: p10, inc in next st, k7. (19sts)
Row 11: k4, p5, yb, sl1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, k1. (17sts)
Row 12: p8, inc in next st, k2, p1, k5. (18sts)
Row 13: k4, p1, k1, p4, yb, sl1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, k1. (16sts)
Row 14: p6, inc in next st, k3, p1, k5. (17sts)
Row 15: k4, p1, k1, p5, yb, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog k1. (15sts)
Row 16: p4, inc in next st k4, p1, k5. (16sts)
Row 17: k4, p1, k1, p6, yb, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1. (14sts)
Row 18: p2tog, cast off 5sts using p2tog (as the first of these sts on right hand needle), k1, p1, k5 (8sts)
Repeat these 18 rows at least 4 times (which will total 5 leaves) Or until required length/number of leaves to fit around the neckline. (At least 16ins around the top edge) K6 rows and cast off in k.
Sew on a decorative button to close the collar, opposite the buttonhole.
For more from Edel MacBride Carol Feller visit her website http://www.edelmacbride.com/

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