February 16, 2014
Yikes - I'm knitting and quilting faster than I'm documenting new projects - I just counted and have 5 projects (including 2 small quilts) done! Better get a move on....
This little scarf is my favorite woven project so far.
I got a little luxury battling pack from Hobbledehoy with different shades of red/maroon/grey - only 2 ounces and very very soft - in fact soft enough for my bare neck - had to be a scarf and weaving seemed like the way to go.
I love plaid, but don't like weaving plaid - the ongoing color changes, multiple shuttles and ends to be cut and woven in - blahhh. SO I decided to spin these battlings for plaid. 1 ounce spun for the warp into a 2 ply light fingering weight with long color runs. The other half used for the weft was divided (after calculations about 1/8 of the size) for short color runs and spun as a 1 ply light fingering weight.
A reader asked how I tied on my warp for less waste - here is a picture.... You Tube directions here.
I crossed my fingers and started weaving - it WORKED! A soft gentle not perfectly delineated plaid. I think this would work even better with handpainted combed top since the colors would be clearer - will try this next.
This is the softest scarf I've ever woven and light as a feather - LOVE!