Leaf Panel – Free Knitting Pattern

I’ve been working on a big project that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time – one of those wrap cardigans that is just a big rectangle with holes for the arms, so the sides fall down in waves. Here’s an example.

My design is knit from side to side and uses four panels.  Here’s my progress so far:

green wrap progress

I have a long way to go!

The left side is the top/side edging, and the right side is the bottom.  Here’s a detail of each panel from left to right:


peacock panel

leaf panel

wave panel

All of the panels except the leaf panel are standard designs found in many large pattern books.  I knew I wanted a embossed leaf panel to run along the waistline, but I couldn’t find the right one, so I had to write my own.  The resulting pattern is for an intermediate skill level (experience required), mainly due to the fact that the stitch count is not consistent from row to row.  I’d love to hear what you think of this pattern or if you have any questions!