Dudes. I love weaving. Not the least of which is because it’s freaking fast.

jared-style macro

finished woven wrap/scarf

I wove this scarf on an Ashford rigid heddle loom, 24″ width, with a 10dpi reed. I didn’t do the total width of the loom, a bit less on both ends, so it’s 18″ across and about six feet long including the fringe. About 220 ends total (do people want this kind of info with weaving projects? hmm).

Fleece Artist Cashlana (90% merino, 10% cashmere, 400m/100g) means this baby is sooooooft. ETA: oops, I forgot to say that this project took 2 skeins!

scarfy goodness

It’s a pretty airy, drapey fabric, but darn warm too. Perfect for the weird inbetween weather we’ve been having (but I’m not complaining because I prefer the cooler temps – yesterday was like 27 C and it was tooooo hot!).

knotted fringe

Did I mention I love it? Mmmmmm.

I think there’s lots more weaving in my future. I’m considering getting maybe a second heddle kit for more patterning, and maybe a finer reed too. Would there be any interest if I made a few similar scarves and wraps to sell?

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35 Responses to “moss scarf/wrap”

  1. leslie

    Hi there Lisa,
    I was just reading your blog ans saw your finished weaving project. I juat love it. I wanted to know where you got your loom. I have wanted to weave and took classes on it but the looms are just too big and take soo so long to set up. What type of yarn did you use. Was the loom that you used hard to set up and did it take a long time to do. I unterstand that with the loom that you used you can not create patterns withing your project and that you can weave straight. That is why I loved your yarn. Also on a big loom you have to use strong yarn or it will break. Is this true with the loom that you use.

    Again your project came out very beautiful. I feel very inspired.

    Leslie

  2. Vicki

    I would definitely buy a scarf/wrap. Yours is beautiful and I know a few people who would appreciate such an item.

  3. kitkatknit

    Yes please, I appreciate all the information you posted about the scarf. It came out beautiful. I need to dust off my Kromski Harp (and my other Rasmussen loom) and get them warped. How many yards did the scarf take total?

    I seem to wear my handwoven scarves more often than my knitted ones.

  4. Ali

    That is some lovely weaving, and I love what you’ve done with the fringes. :-)

    Btw, those skeins of Socks that Rock are beautiful! Are they the next ones to be fed into your loom?

  5. Heather

    Gorgeous scarf! “Would there be interest?” Hah! You know there are tons of us ready to mug you for that one, right?

    The short answer…yes, silly!

  6. Kelly

    Interested!?! YES!!! Especially after viewing these luscious pictures! Just beautiful.

  7. Steph

    Wow, that scarf is gorgeous! If only I had room to weave…no, no bad thoughts! ;)

  8. Alice from france

    Just wonderful! Ilove your scarf Laura! It should be so great to wear it! Awww!
    (i’m jalous plus i love that green!!)

  9. Adriana

    I’d be interested too!

    Did the scarf really just take one skein of Cashlana?

  10. Stephanie

    What Heather up there said. ;D What a beautiful scarf. Is weaving all that hard? Might have to take that up… Just for the scarves, you know…

  11. Kathy

    Just let me know when the scarves are ready – I’m definitely interested!! My mother-in-law has an enormous loom, would love to have it, but requires transporting it 1000 km’s. So, where can you get one like yours??

  12. Bridget

    Count me in as someone who would definitely be interested in buying one of your scarves or wraps!

  13. Angie

    Your Moss Wrap is lovely. The weaving accents the subtle color changes in the yarn.

    Yes, please include all the information (total number of ends and so forth). I have yet to warp my Schacht Flip but you are inspiring me to find the time.

  14. Debbie

    Your scarf is gorgeous! You should be very proud! I would love to have one, myself. I wish I knew how to weave. I used to love making potholders when I was little! HA! Who didn’t make those?? Yes, I want a scarf that you’ve made. Info, please!

  15. Skrilla Knits

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  16. rebecca

    such a lovely green. i took a half dozen weaving courses in art school and while i completely feel in love with the lengthy process of finally reaching the stage of weaving, i was always amazed at how quickly i was done. your weaving bring back sweet memories of art school and make me want to dig out all my weaving notebooks to review patterns and notes and such.

  17. My.Dead.Basil

    My goodness! That is GORGEOUS! So gorgeous, in fact, that it makes me yearn for a loom! Is it too early for me to start requesting one as a Christmas gift from my significant other?

  18. Tammy

    I just ordered that same Moss Cashlana for a shawl but your woven wrap is absolutely stunning! Oh my… I think I might need a loom!

  19. brenda in toronto

    “Would there be any interest if I made a few similar scarves and wraps to sell?” YES YES YES – espcially if you made that green one again :)

  20. Julia

    Woah – I don’t read your blog for a while and there’s a whole new fibre art on here! Love the scarf/wrap. Just the kind of thing I love but is too boring to knit! I know I’M interested!

  21. Bridget

    Very nice. I also have a RH loom (20″ Beka) – I agree this is an astonishingly great way to use up some of that sock yarn that I’ve been accumulating for the last three years. Especially since I’ve realized that I’ll probably never make that many socks in my life.

    I love my RH. Love. I also netted 6-7 cones of yarn suitable for warp at the Textile Museum sale yesterday, at $1-/cone. Now I can experiment with cheap stuff and not feel guilty!

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