Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Cheerful autumn scarf

Last week I took a week off work and as we weren't able to go on holiday I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to play with my new toy and get lots of weaving done. Of course, things don't always turn out how you imagine but I did manage to squeeze in a short scarf project. Short in both senses - the turnaround and the length of the finished article itself!

A little while ago I bought 3 balls of quite coarse knitting wool. I find that whenever I spot a lovely wool in a knitting shop they don't tend to have quite enough in stock of the one I want but it was so cheerful that I decided to buy it anyway.

I used one and a half balls on a warp:

In the absence of my warping board (it's in storage) I had to improvise and used the loom to make the cross and positioned my bench at the other side of the room to wrap it around. Quite why I ended up making it virtually on the floor I don't know as it involved a lot of crawling from one end of the room to the other.

I then used the remaining wool on the weft. I decided on a waffle pattern in the end as I wanted to see how well the coarse wool would make the 3D texture compared to cotton. You can kind of see the effect while it's still on the loom:

Here's the finished piece - quite short but fab colours for autumn! Not convinced the waffle effect turned out well but the fabric does have a nice texture and I guess it would be warmer than if it had been a flat texture. I'm so pleased with my new loom - it's so fast in comparison to the table loom I used before. I'm constantly amazed at how much I can achieve in one sitting.


  1. Oh well done. It is beautiful. I love the colour, so pretty!

  2. Wow this is stunning! Thanks for your comment on my blog by the way. And your dog is adorable! :)


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