For this design, I used the 1/3 twill pattern found in the Learning to Weave book by Deborah Chandler. I used essentially the same warp as my last project except I had to fix two strands that had broken right at the end of my last project so I added a couple of extra rows.
I found that this pattern didn't let the scarf keep the extra width I had warped. (I still had shrinkage) I had a few tension issues too. The commercial yarn I used, which was intended for knitting had some weak spots. Actually, I was very disappointed because as I was using my warping board, I found a bunch of knots. That really ended up wasting potential yardage. Where I could get away with it in knitting with very little waste, I couldn't do that in a warp. Just another reason why I prefer handspun.
So...I learned a lot from this project and already have my yarn measured out for the next project and in phase one of warping on my loom. This time...I am using 100% MY YARN! If you want good yarn then trust the source and I believe in me and my herd. Next week I promise AWESOME progress.
As for the Wine & Wool Festival, it was a blast! It always is. We had a fabulous day with a few rain showers but no one can rain on a fiber arts day! Now, share your adventures in Fiber Arts!
Fiber Arts Friday !
- Submit your blog article using your current blog address NOT your complete blog i.e. you would submit
Link back to Fiber Arts Friday from your post so that your readers can come and see everyone else’s projects! Text link to WISDOM BEGINS IN WONDER!
- Visit as many of the other participants as possible and leave comments! That’s what helps us all connect!