mmmm... knit into the stitch below! It does such lovely and surprising things with varigated yarn! Here, a knitty tutorial showing how many yarns behaved, and ended up in a very unusual patchwork blanket called "sweet spot" [Find more of Aunt Ruth's favorite knitting tech pins at www.pinterest.com... ]
interesting little Russian pattern. I'd go over it after knitting with a tapestry needle, start at the bottom of the twisted bottom edge of the leaf, and add a few Stem Stitch embroidery stitches to make the stem look a little more finishe.