Friday, January 27, 2012

Riverrun Scarf Finished!

Last night I bound off the January Sock Yarn Project.  (I am planning to use 1 skein of sock yarn a month for myself this year.  It won't always be socks.)  5 days ahead of the Jan 31st deadline.

I inserted the blocking wires into the scarf while it was dry, and then steamed it with my iron.  It is so cool to watch the stitches relax as the steam hits them!

Close up
Once it was dry, I tried it on.

I am really pleased with this scarf, it is almost 2 skeins of the Noro Silk Garden. (My In Town daughter happened to have a skein too!)  The scarf is almost twice as wide as it was supposed to be.  For next month, I have a really cool pair of socks picked out.

On the weaving front, I am finished with the 3rd Waffle Weave towel in the 12/3 white cotton.  I plan to weave one more, then cut them off and finish them.  These will be for my own kitchen since I am pretty sure they are going to be too narrow to sell.

I have chosen the next pattern for these towels.  It is from the Davison book, and it is called the Friendship Twill pattern.

I am going to have to tweek the threading quite a bit since I only have 196 ends, but I think I can make it work.  I will then play with the treadling awhile to see what I can come up with.  I am still going to be using only 1 shuttle, but a lot of fancy treadling it looks like.
One thing I need to remember when I use the Davison book is that it is written for a falling shed and this loom is a rising shed.  I will have to be very careful when it comes to the tie up.

Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina


LA said...

That scarf is a work of beauty!!!! I can't wait to see what's next on the agenda. I think you'll be successful with the Friendship Twill threading....can't you just decrease the "table" part of the threading?

Bonnie said...

A gorgeous scarf and model. The waffle weave towels came out great.

Maggie said...

Beautiful scarf! Can you share the pattern?

Tina J said...

Maggie, It is a free pattern on Ravelry. It is called Riverrun on there as well.