Saturday, January 01, 2011

Scott’s Scarf

Happy New Year, and welcome to HPWT blog post #600! Normally, I’d be recapping 2010, but I still have five finished projects to show you before I can actually do that recap. I’ll get ‘em up as quickly as I can and will recap when I’m through.

Next up on the parade of finished projects is the third of the commission projects. Since the finished scarf has now been gifted, I can tell you that this one was for my “extra brother,” Scott and it’s done in the colors of his two alma maters, our common high school (Sewickley Academy) and his college alma mater, Boston University.


This scarf was woven using Cascade 220 Superwash for the white and red, which felt like sandpaper after weaving two scarfs with the sportweight of this same yarn. No matter. I still got it done in one evening!


Because this was a worsted weight yarn rather than a sportweight, I used a wider/looser sett. That meant fewer ends (warp threads) and made it faster to wind the warp and warp the loom. Which is part of the reason I was able to do this scarf start-to-finish in a single evening.


I took a slightly different path on this plaid because it used three colors. The black stripes are two threads/picks, while the white stripes are four threads/picks. Easy to figure out and weave, and I think it turned out just fine. And the recipient loves it! (actually, that was true with all three scarfs. Hooray!)


Scott’s Christmas Scarf

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash and Brown Sheep somethingorother. I can’t find the skein.
Colors: Red and White, Black for the Brown Sheep superwash.
Quantity: 1.5 skeins red, 0.5 skeins white, not a ton of the black
Width on loom: 10”
EPI: 8
Finished Size: 66" long, excluding fringe, 8.5" wide (thanks, Scott!)
Pattern: Plain Tabby/evenweave
Started/Finished: 3 December 2010


Donna Lee said...

It's great. I like the weight of the yarns and the way they show in the fabric. One night wonder!

Happy New Year to you and your Tigger family!

'Beeb said...

I love my new scarf! It's been getting compliments everywhere I've gone so far. FYI I did not choose my college on the basis of the school's official colors.

'Beeb said...

It is 66 inches long (Go Mario) by 8.5 inches wide.