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woven: Combo Spin Scarf

While this is too long and I spoke about it length on this episode, I thought I would share some photos of my recent woven FO. I used my Leading Men Fiber Arts and Spunky Eclectic handspun yarn that I spun in August 2015. It was over-twisted but lovely and light from spinning it over the fold. Some of the leftover singles languished on the bobbins for a long, long time until I finally cleared them off back in the Fall (which is so unlike me to let them languish!)! I’ve coveted this yarn since finishing it – not really knowing what to do with it so in the end, I was happy to weave it up into the scarf. The scarf ended up way too long but there are options – like turning it into an infinity cowl and using the rest for project bags.

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After reading an article on the Schacht Spindle Co. blog, I decided to put in some English Liecester locks to add texture and interest. It livens up the scarf, that’s for sure!

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I used my 10 dent reed and just wove plain weave. I wasn’t sure I’d fulled it enough but after chatting with a weaving friend, I’m really happy with the results. It definitely won’t keep shifting around any more and I finished all the ends. Officially, other than trimming the fringe, it’s finished.

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The handspun yarn was very green, which is exactly how this scarf has come out, but there are these really interesting places where the yarn made a plaid! It was awesome to see this patterning come out and these are the places of the shawl that I want to preserve.

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Here was the original yarn:

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Lastly, I think my edges are slowly improving, which is nice to see:

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I was just saying to a friend the other day that weaving is definitely a whole other ballgame. It isn’t particularly like knitting or spinning. While I am incredibly drawn to it, I am woeful that I don’t have a table or floor loom. That’s where I think I would be the most happy in the future and I look forward to those days – until then? I’m going to continue enjoying this process and learning so, so, so much!

2 thoughts on “woven: Combo Spin Scarf

  1. Your adventures in weaving make me want to explore weaving more and more! A friend is making me a small frame loom. I have a feeling between the small loom and following your adventures, plus joining my local guild, it won’t be long before I’m investing in a rigid heddle loom so that I can make larger pieces of fabric! I love your scarf, can’t wait to see how it transforms. Those locks really make it look stunning.

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