Snow Leopard Scarf
December 8th, 2008 | Link
My coworker Emily wore pink today, anticipating me yet again. It’s getting a little eerie.
This is the Snow Leopard Scarf, woven on my Ashford Knitter’s Loom. 5.5″ wide, 62″ long, 36 ends at 5 dpi. The yarn is a Novelty Boutone yarn from handpaintedyarn.com. It is a wool yarn with a cotton thread wrapped around it, and little “buttons” where the cotton thread is wrapped around like a little cocoon around the yarn. The buttons proved a bit of a problem in warping, as I originally wanted to use the 7.5 dpi reed but the buttons wouldn’t fit through the holes. However, the loose weave that resulted from the 5 dpi reed came out with a nice drape, and I think it would have been a bit stiff with a denser weave.
The Snow Leopard scarf takes its name from the song of the same name on the album Rook, by Shearwater. I lurve it.