I've been focusing more time on weaving things that aren't towels. This gives me a chance to weave with some beautiful yarns typically used for knitting. I've had this warp on my loom for several months - Malabrigo Arroyo in the Archangel color. I had planned two scarves and wove the first one in October or November. The warp languished a bit but the second scarf came off this week.
I decided to do an advancing twill with a 2-2-3-1 tie-up on 8 shafts. The warp was sett at 8 epi. I thought this would give the scarf texture but not too much since any other pattern would get lost in the variegation.
I decided to use Malabrigo Rios in the same color for the weft. This is similar in size but not exactly the same as the Arroyo.
The result had a nice hand and drape.
|Scarf 1 detail|
I wasn't totally happy with the way the floats fell, so I changed the tie-up for the second scarf. The threading stayed the same. The tie-up is a 2-1-1-1-2-1 twill. This still had a 4 end weft float but otherwise seemed ok.
|Drawdown for Scarf 2|
The weft for this scarf was Malabrigo Arroyo in the color Purpuras.
|Warp and Weft Yarns for Scarf 2|
The scarf turned out nicely - different than the first scarf because of the tie-up and darker weft but pretty similar. Both scarves have a twisted fringe.
|Scarf 2 Detail|
Here are the two scarves together with the weft yarn used.
|Malabrigo Scarves with weft yarns|