I’ve certainly been on a weaving kick lately. Years went by with the loom tucked away in the closet. Well, it’s out of the closet now. I guess I love the variations I can get with the yarn yet it’s a simple weave, and I can get a large shawl completed within a couple of days, less if I’m able to sit still.
Desert Evening Shawl uses Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk Paints, a fingering weight yarn in “desert evening”. The weft is a lace weight yarn that I’ve had in my stash for years and unfortunately lost the label to. It’s a grey/green, some sort of wool. Finished size is 14″ x 62″. (ravelry link)
Next I again used my stash yarn and warped the loom using Yarn Pirate’s Smoke Rings, a fingering weight merino/bamboo/nylon blend and for the weft used Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace. Finished size is 16″ by 62″. (ravelry link)
What makes it a scarf versus a shawl? I’m not sure, but I’m drawing the line at a 12″ width. It can easily be worn flat like a shawl or it is light and drapey enough to be worn like a scarf.
I’ll be warping the loom up soon, but after a trip south this week to visit my sister. Have a happy week!