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  • Growing Ivy - Scarf


    About Growing Ivy

    I designed this scarf imagining a scene of ivy on the wall. The transition from one pattern to the others might be like ivy growing towards the sky. When you reach the top of your scarf, the clear sky is waiting. It is worked in the round from end to end and mainly in two stranded colourwork. The floats are hidden from view on the inside.

    Growing Ivy is a tubular scarf worked in the round from end to end. Starting with 1x1 rib, it then progresses to stockinette stitch and two stranded colorwork. You only work on the knit side in the round – no back and forth colorwork! The size of the scarf can be adjusted by adding/subtracting repeats of the main pattern charts.


    Ayano Tanaka


    This listing is for the single PDF pattern. You'll get an email with a download link immediately after purchase.

    If you're interested in the pattern in print form, check out Issue 6 - that's where it first got published!

    • Measurements

      Length: 185.75 cm / 73.25”

      Width: 20 cm / 7.75”


      What you could knit it with from our selection: Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool!

      Holst Garn Supersoft (50% Merino wool, 50% Shetland wool; 287 metres / 314 yards per 50 g)

      MC: 900 metres / 980 yards

      CC: 680 metres / 745 yards

      Sample shown is knit in colourways Nougat (MC) and Navy Heather (CC).


      3.5 mm / US 4 double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)

      3 mm / US 2.5 double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)

      To work this pattern using the magic loop technique, use a circular needle with a cable length of at least at least 80 cm / 32” instead of double-pointed needles.


      33 sts x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, on smaller needle, after blocking)

      38 sts x 42 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in 1x1 rib, on smaller needle, after blocking)

      35 sts x 31 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in colorwork, on larger needle, after blocking)


      • Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
      • Darning needle
      • Removable stitch markers (optional)
      • Stitch markers
      • Tape measure

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