First Handwoven Scarf
September 16th, 2008 | Link
Here’s my first scarf, woven on an Ashford Knitter’s Loom. The yarn is Brown Sheep Wildfoote Luxury Sock Yarn (75% wool, 25% nylon) in Blue Blood Red for the warp (which runs the length of the scarf) and Ragtime for the weft (the back-and-forth part). Ragtime is a variegated yarn, so the pattern forms itself. The scarf is about 5 1/4" wide and 70" long.
It took about six hours to weave, mostly while I was watching movies or television. This is a sport-weight yarn, and I think I could have used a higher-density reed (the one I used was 7.5 dpi, which is maybe better for a DK weight?). I have a lot of the yarn left, so I’m going to experiment with that a bit.
The whole scarf took just under one ball of the warp yarn and just over one ball of the weft, which is pretty impressive—I could have gotten by with just one ball of the weft and made the scarf four or five inches shorter.