When I went yarn/thread shopping for my scarf, I knew I wanted wool. A scarf, to me, is not decorative. It’s for warmth. Cotton is pretty, wool is warm.
Tom pointed me in the direction of the sock yarn section. Ironic, huh? I chose Knit One, Crochet Too’s “Crock-o-Dye” yarn as the warp. 65% superwash wool, 20% nylon, 15% silk. I even managed to get some warp stripes. Totally unplanned, but equally awesome.
For the weft, I picked another sock yarn, Panda Superwash, in the Neptune colorway. 51% bamboo, 39% superwash wool, 10% nylon. It’s splitty as all hell, so I wouldn’t chose it for most knitting applications, but it was great for this project.
My mother loves to call me “Gadget Girl,” and there was one true gadget that I felt I needed to bring home, a fringe twister.
There is something about a twisted fringe that just screams “weaving” to me. I blame Dave Daniels and his fabulous blog for this association. (and I decided to leave the fringe on the sampler as-is. I’ll trim it down when I’m through toting it all around the ‘Burgh for show and tell)
Our scarf projects were a major demo for finishing information. There’s definitely some info that will transfer to my knitting and quilting projects as well, but bottom line I’m very happy with my scarf.
In fact, I liked it so much I now have another woven scarf that’s completely finished. Now to do the maths for my next project to jump onto the loom!