January 2, 2015

Learning Curve

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I fell down the rabbit hole and got a table loom.

No sooner than I got it, it was warped and I was weaving.  In a few days I had my first FO, a scarf.  I learned a lot with this scarf - most importantly I don't need to beat the hell out of it as it will be far too tight and stiff.

I had fun with the striping and I like how it looks - it just is too stiff.

So, I took another skein of Cascade 220 I had in deep stash and went to my LYS and picked out 2 skeins of Noro Silk Garden.  I used the same color way but ran two shuttles so it would have a sort of striped effect.  I didn't beat it as hard and let the colors do their thing.  It kind of was like potato chip knitting - I kept weaving to see what the colors would do next. 

Here's my setup - amazing what tools you use when you need them - Rolling Rock kept the light table from moving under the tension of the warping.

From the very beginning, I could see the difference in how a gentle beat gave the wonderful fabric I needed.

Here it is finished - it is a long scarf and I gave it a shorter fringe than my first one.  I think it looks fantastic!

1 comment:

Beth said...

Both scarves look wonderful! Do you think you will end up liking this better than knitting?