I finally had a chance to get a little bit caught up, and am now able to make good on my promise to release the pattern before the end of October, if only just barely! The name “Vahtralehed” comes from the Estonian for “maple leaves”; I wanted the title of the pattern to reflect the cultural origins of the techniques I used to create the maple leaf pattern in the yoke.
The pattern itself was a labor of love – attempting to resize such a large lace motif was extremely challenging, and I hope that my efforts will pay off in a well-fitting sweater for all sizes. The pattern was test knit for me by Andrea, who wore her version to Rhinebeck this year. I welcome any and all feedback on the pattern, and if you have any questions, please ask!
You can find more information about the pattern (including purchasing information) on the Vahtralehed Pattern Page.