Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Start on Next Year's Scarves

Igor finished his scarf after the deadline, so it will be put away until Christmas 2010. His yarns came from the bag that Dee brought to the exchange and he used some of almost everything in the bag. There were two red rayon threads -- one was about 16/2 and the other probably 8/2. There was a bright red mercerized cotton of about 10/2 weight and a fine black rayon thread. All of these were used in the warp. Igor added a black mohair and metallic novelty yarn as one of the warp threads and used 10/2 black bamboo for the weft.

The finished scarf is very long and 4.5" wide. The warp was 4 yards in length and 5" wide in the reed, sett at 30 epi. He wove it very slowly to make sure he wasn't beating too hard so the resulting scarf has lots of drape. He used a crepe tie up from his weaving files but doesn't remember the source and it is likely that he has tweaked it a bit.

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