Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Purple and Gold

While the commission scarf I showed you last week was a disappointing failure (only because of the color miscommunication), there has been other successful weaving progress around here.

This purple and gold scarf (college colors of the recipient) was the first of the commission trio that I put on the loom. It’s the same yarn as the Navy/Green scarf, but I guessed wrong on the sett (weaver’s rough equivalent of gauge) so it’s a little bit stiffer than I had hoped. Hello, weaving learning curve!


Fortunately, a nice bath loosened up the fabric and it drapes much better now.


Again, the scarf sports some twisted fringe. I just love the way twisted fringe looks in these multicolored warps!

Speaking of stripes, this was my first attempt at a plaid. I'll admit to picking the brain of one of my weaving heroes, but it really wasn't that tough (yay!). I used some graph paper and sketched it out and I think it turned out just fine!


This scarf will be on its way to my client later this week. I hope it is used and loved by its recipient!


Karen's Christmas Scarf

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Sport
Colors: Royal Purple and Daffodil
Quantity: 4 skeins Purple, 1 skein Daffodil
Width on Loom: 10”
EPI: 12
Finished Size: 69x8.25” excluding fringe
Pattern: Plain Tabby/evenweave
Started: 28 November 2010
Finished: 1 December 2010


Donna Lee said...

That's a beautiful scarf. Weaving fascinates me but I am staying away from the loom. Spinning wheels are enough for me right now.

turtlegirl76 said...

Wow. Cascade 220 looks so different when it's woven. You did awesome on the plaid! Looks great!