by | Sep 4, 2012 | Uncategorized


For a very long time I’ve wanted to do something with this stitch pattern. I’m not normally a reverse stockinette kind of girl, but something about the twisted stitches and the background fabric just called to me.

I had to modify the stitch pattern, because I didn’t like the fact that the twisted stitches didn’t originally flow from leaf to leaf. But I figured out how to do it and had this leafy shawl idea ready and waiting when this yarn arrived.


I’ve talked about it before of course, but this is TurtlePurl‘s Pillow Talk base in the “We Were Looking For Leafy” colorway. Which basically begged to be used with this leaf-based lace idea. I love a good semi-solid and the greens in this one work so very well with the twisted stitches.


This is the third of the Seven Sonnets, and it’s named for Walt Whitman. What with the leafy yarn and the leafy pattern I googled “green leaves poet” and immediately Whitman came up with his Leaves of  Grass poetry collection. Everything just kind of fit.

Whitman is available on Ravelry as a single pattern or as part of the in-progress Seven Sonnets e-book. There are four more sonnets left yet to come. And you can head on over to TurtlePurl’s Artfire Shop to get yourself some of the Pillow Talk yarn. You won’t regret it!

Needle: Size 6 needles (4.0 mm)

Yarn: Pillow Talk from TurtlePurl, 543 yards to 115g

Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette

Size: Sample measures 80″ deep and 26″ wide

Whitman is available to purchase for $6.00 USD
Or as part of the pre-order for the Seven Sonnets collection for $21.95 USD


  1. Sharon

    Damn, woman. That’s just gorgeous!

  2. Brenda

    I can’t get over how beautiful this shawl is!!! I’m a sucker for leaf patterns…


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