Sunday, April 18, 2010

Scarf in a Day


And not even a long day! I think this took me about 6 hours. (I posted about warping on facebook 9 hours ago, and took a yoga break, lunch break and a dinner break.)


A 10-in wide 6.5 ft scarf. It's not that soft though, so I might make it a table runner.


I used 1 skein of Red Heart "Soft" (yeah- I bought it to practice weaving, it was actually soft to the fingers- very splitty, which is WEIRD for weaving. I wouldn't knit with it) and Universal Yarns "Moods". Moods was on MAJOR sale at WEBS (yarn.com) and the color change from black to color and back again was very cool. (So that's why the "Soft" is black- I thought it would go well.


I'm very happy with the actual weaving, my selvedges are pretty even, warping only took an hour- and I used just about ever inch of both skeins. The scarf is slightly longer than I had hoped (was shooting for 6 ft) I can never calculate the shrinking/loom waste well. Oh well.


If I do wear this as a scarf it's designed to be the fold in half and slip loop through itself variety. Otherwise it pretty much eats me alive, since I'm small and it's big.


I love my Ashford Rigid Heddle. Now I need to get a reed for thinner yarns.

3 comments:

The Asker said...

That, my friend, looks like a beautiful success!

IASoupMama said...

OOh! Very pretty!

SuzyQ01 said...

Wow...I love the colors! Too bad it isn't softer though...but it sure is pretty :)