Tartanic Scarf (2014)
|Pattern: Made it up
Yarns: Plymouth Yarns Baby Alpaca Lace, DROPS Alpaca
Completed: April 18, 2014.
Woven in plainweave on my 15″ rigid heddle, 12 dent heddle. Finished measurements: 10″ x 70″ (exclusive of fringe). Both yarns are alpaca — long staple. The colour patterning a tartan. I wanted this to complement the scarf I knit for him a while back. I didn’t have quite enough of the original yarns, so I added in the blue (Plymouth Yarns) as a base. It is much finer than the DROPS, so I doubled it up in the warp and the weft.
Overall, it turned out pretty well. It was a little stiff when first off the loom, but after washing and pressing, it has a very nice hand. I think the weft packed in a little more than expected, so it’s not exactly balanced weave.