Little Home, Big World

…what would Ma do?

Tutorial: Knitterly Ivy December 2, 2008

Filed under: Frayed Shoestring,Virtuosity — bethanyjoy @ 2:45 pm
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I kept singing that old nursery rhyme while I made this…remember? Mares eat oats, and does eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy. A kid’ll eat ivy too, wouldn’t you?” Seems to me that “Knitterly Ivy” flows off the tongue nearly as smoothly. 😉

Here’s what you’ll need to make this ivy trellis:

  • an ivy plant in need of something to grow up
  • some assorted knitting needles (I used some that the kids tried fencing with and subsequently bent — but I think this would look adorable in some funky vintage colors. Most thrift stores carry old knitting needles for about $0.25 a pair.)
  • A bit of yarn or string
  • Scissors

To Assemble:

Play with the design and choose how you want the finished trellis to look. Then use your yarn or string to securely tie it together, wrapping and tyeing in an “X”. Trim the ends short. Insert carefully into the ivy pot, gently wrap the ivy ends up around the trellis, and enjoy! 🙂


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