Thursday, August 6, 2015

Completed infinity scarf

I've finished my mom's infinity scarf!  This is a super-late Mother's Day gift (sorry, Mom), but I hope that she won't mind.

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!

1 comment:

  1. I think that weaving makes for great infinity scarves. Who says only knit and crochet infinity scarves can exist? Yes please send me a copy of your record sheet - I am an ambitious new weaver! -