I fell in love with the Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf which was featured in PurlSoho’s 2010 calendar. The leaf pattern is indeed very lovely!
Instead of cashmere (because who has the luxury of knitting with cashmere nowadays?) I am using Caron Naturally Spa Yarn in Misty Taupe. It’s a really beautiful color with a bit of sheen (acrylic/bamboo blend). It’s also very soft and drapey which I think would work with the leafy pattern quite well.
I didn’t want to make the scarf too wide, so I cast on one less repeat. It’s been so long since I knitted in lace, so I took a while to get used the leaf pattern, but it should be a lovely gift next holiday season!