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Oak Leaf pattern

I am looking for a pattern for an oak leaf that is a bit more complicated that is worked separately in knit or crochet and attached to a garment.  I want something a bit more intricate or that needs top stitching- all I am seeing is the out line that looks something like a graphic of a Christmas tree.  Any thoughts?  Oldesq
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Re: Oak Leaf pattern

Nicky Epstein is the queen of knitted motifs.  Her book on knitted flowers/leaves might help (I don't have a copy so I can't say for sure). 


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I am looking for a pattern for an oak leaf that is a bit more complicated that is worked separately in knit or crochet and attached to a garment.  I want something a bit more intricate or that needs top stitching- all I am seeing is the out line that looks something like a graphic of a Christmas tree.  Any thoughts?  Oldesq


 

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Re: Oak Leaf pattern

Thanks pedsphleb.

 

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Re: Oak Leaf pattern

I recently got Barbara Walker's first book out of the local library, and I could swear there was an Oak Leaf pattern in it...there certainly is everything else!!  When I get home tonight, I will take a look before I take it back to the library. 

 

I puirchased her "learn to knit afghan" book, which was available in a reasonably priced paperback, and it has 63 or so stitch/patterns (far fewer than the four Treasury books).  I'm thinking of asking for the Treasury 1 & 2 books for my birthday.  I've read some negative reviews of some of the later books.  I haven't looked at #2, but as I said, #1 is chock full of stuff I will probably never knit, but I like to look.  Hmmm, that sounds like knitting porn or something.  Anyway, if anyone has any opinions about her books, or recommendations, I'd like to hear from you.

 

Just don't tell me to buy Zimmerman instead, I already own all of her books and the tapes from the TV show as well.  I just haven't bought the DVD of her stitch dictionary, but that could be a holiday gift as well.

 

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ciproano wrote:

I recently got Barbara Walker's first book out of the local library, and I could swear there was an Oak Leaf pattern in it...there certainly is everything else!!  When I get home tonight, I will take a look before I take it back to the library. 

 

I puirchased her "learn to knit afghan" book, which was available in a reasonably priced paperback, and it has 63 or so stitch/patterns (far fewer than the four Treasury books).  I'm thinking of asking for the Treasury 1 & 2 books for my birthday.  I've read some negative reviews of some of the later books.  I haven't looked at #2, but as I said, #1 is chock full of stuff I will probably never knit, but I like to look.  Hmmm, that sounds like knitting porn or something.  Anyway, if anyone has any opinions about her books, or recommendations, I'd like to hear from you.

 

Just don't tell me to buy Zimmerman instead, I already own all of her books and the tapes from the TV show as well.  I just haven't bought the DVD of her stitch dictionary, but that could be a holiday gift as well.

 

Puffy


ciproano,

 

Thanks so much for offering to check Barbara Walker's book.  I too enjoy looking at patterns that I will never knit.  :smileyhappy:

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Re: Oak Leaf pattern

You can find exactly what your looking for in the Winter 1996 issue of Knitter's magazine, and it even has acorns.  I first found the pattern in a wonderful knitting book that I ordered from a Japanese book store in San Fracisco. I bought the book, written in Japanese, and another to understand the stitch symbols.  The darned pattern only came in one size, small, and I needed a large.  One of my customers (I did own a yarn shop) said she was sure she had seen the same pattern in a Knitter's magazine, looked it up and sent me a copy.  I just love it.  It is an Aran sweater that has oak leaves and acorns on the front panel.  I did have 11 oak trees in my front yard.  We're down to eight, and I love anything with oak leaves and acorns.
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Re: Oak Leaf pattern

Thank you so much for this resource Luff2Read.

 

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You can find exactly what your looking for in the Winter 1996 issue of Knitter's magazine, and it even has acorns.  I first found the pattern in a wonderful knitting book that I ordered from a Japanese book store in San Fracisco. I bought the book, written in Japanese, and another to understand the stitch symbols.  The darned pattern only came in one size, small, and I needed a large.  One of my customers (I did own a yarn shop) said she was sure she had seen the same pattern in a Knitter's magazine, looked it up and sent me a copy.  I just love it.  It is an Aran sweater that has oak leaves and acorns on the front panel.  I did have 11 oak trees in my front yard.  We're down to eight, and I love anything with oak leaves and acorns.

 

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Re: Oak Leaf pattern

Sorry for a long delay in updating, my life just gets beyond hectic.  I did check Walters' book and although there were numerous leave patterns, none were really oak.

 

As it happens, I checked out Nicky Epstein's "Knitted Embellishments" from the library and just took it back tonight; it was all knitted borders and "add ons", and she did have several different Oak Leaves patterns.

 

Good luck,

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