Thursday, August 6, 2015
Completed infinity scarf
To date, this is the most complicated weave I've done. The blue sections utilized all 8 shafts of my Leclerc Voyageur, and I had a complicated lift plan to follow - the draft is on my previous post. I estimate it took about 20 hours to weave, start to finish.
As stated before, I used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in this project, and while it is a knitting yarn, it really wove up well. And the finished product is so smooth and soft, it'll be a pleasure to wear around Mom's neck.
The finished measurements: 37.5" infinity scarf, so 75" woven length. My calculations overestimated on loom waste and shrinkage, so it ended up 3" longer than expected. No problem! It drew in only 1/2", so is 7.5" wide. As I hoped, the yarn bloomed and made a cohesive fabric.
To finish the scarf, I zig-zag stitched the ends on my machine, then straight stitched the two ends together to make a circle. Pretty simple!
I can say that for the first time, I really didn't make any big mistakes or feel I should have done something different with this weave. I did have a threading error (a first), but I quickly identified it while I was starting and it was easily fixed. I also changed sett after that initial weave, but the results made it totally worth it!
I hope you love it, Mom! Happy mother's day (in August!)
I'd be happy to send you a copy of my record sheet, if you'd like to weave one yourself. Just contact me!