Tendril Scarf by Fiona Oliver

Tendril Scarf

January 2015
Any yarn that knits to gauge and is approx 10 ply/worsted in weight
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking (Stockinette) Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.5 mm
710 - 744 yards (649 - 680 m)
One size fits all (Adult) Finished dimensions 25.5 cm (10 in) x 183 cm (72 in)
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About this design
This sinuous cable scarf initially grew out of a desire to explore two colour cables but it developed into something much more botanical. The tendrils of the cables seemed to take on a life of their own until they grew off each end of the scarf and burst into foliage.

This top down scarf design uses a variety of interesting techniques including a provisional cast on, two colour (intarsia) cables and i-cords.

The scarf is quite long and can be wrapped around the neck twice. The pattern can be easily adjusted to make a shorter scarf if desired.

The tendril loveliness doesn’t end here. Check out the Tendril Pouch for a smaller, but still lovely, intarsia cable project. Or better still, download the pattern for the matching Tendril Mittens.

One size fits all (adult). Finished blocked dimensions are 25.5 centimetres (10 inches) wide and 183 centimetres (72 inches) long. Foliage Fringe ranges in depth from 10-15 centimetres (4-6 inches). The width of the scarf will narrow with wear to approximately 20 – 22 centimetres (8 – 9 inches).

19 stitches x 30 rows in stocking (stockinette) stitch knitted on 4.5 mm (US size 7, UK size 7) needles on a blocked 10 cm (4 in) swatch. A perfect match for tension is not super critical for this pattern. However, if your gauge is significantly different, move up or down a needle size and swatch one more time. Also, you may find that you use more or less yarn if your gauge is significantly different.

325 metres (355 yards) of each colour of any roving style yarn in the double knit (8 ply) to worsted (10) ply range that knits to the tension gauge. Yarn thickness is approximately 14 wraps per inch.

This scarf has been knitted with Cleckheaton California double knit (8 ply) 100% wool. Although listed as 8 ply, this yarn knits as 10 ply on these needles.

Contrast Colour 1: Fennel (colour 0018) 2 balls with 46 metres (50 yards) left over
Contrast Colour 2: Grey Scale (colour 5804) 2 balls with 46 metres (50 yards) left over

Although listed on the label as a double knit (8 ply) yarn, this yarn is more like a worsted (10 ply) weight yarn.

The Pattern
This pattern includes written and charted instructions, as well as links to video tutorials on most of the techniques used in the scarf.

Please send all questions to capitalKNITS@icloud.com.

ERRATA 5 January 2015
1) Correction to yarn requirements on Ravelry page. I had only put in the requirements for one colour, even though the amounts in the pattern are correct. You will need between 355-372 yards in each colour, giving a total of between 710 - and 744 yards.
2) A missing row after picking up stitches on the provisional cast on has now been included.
3) An error in row 4 of the written instructions for the Scarf (First Half) has now been corrected.

ERRATA 6 February 2015
Row 49 is correct in the chart but should read as follows in the written instructions:

k3, p4, 3/1 RPC, p2, 3/1 LPC, p4, k3, p3 twice, p1, 3/1 RPC, p2, 3/1 LPC, p4, k2, s1 wyif

Please accept my sincere apologies for these mistakes. The downloadable pdf pattern now includes these corrections.