Autumn Scarf Pattern 1 to Print


Close-up of Autumn Scarf 1

Autumn Scarf #1

Structure: Plain Weave

Equipment: Rigid Heddle loom 10 inch or wider, 8 dent rigid heddle reed, 1 stick shuttle

Can also be woven in plain weave on a multi shaft loom

The scarf above was woven on a Schacht 10 inch wide Cricket loom


Warp: Alpine Meadow Autumn Russets Worsted Yarn and Autumn Worsted Yarn

Weft: Alpine Meadow Autumn Russets Worsted Yarn

Warp Length: 74 inches including 18 inches of loom waste. Note that your fringe will come from the loom waste.

Warp Ends: 64

Width in Reed: 8 inches

Ends Per Inch (the warp in the reed) = 8

Picks per inch (in the weft) :  approx. 8

Woven Length on loom: 48 inches

Finished Length: including fringe = 56 inches overall

Fringe length: 4 inches on each end


Autumn Scarf # 1 - Warping Plan
  32 Ends
Autumn Russets
32 Ends
Repeat 4
  Times 64 Ends Total


Wind the warp far enough onto the front beam to allow for your 4 inches of fringe before you start to weave.                                       

*Hemstitch if you are hemstitching your scarf after you have woven about an inch.

Weave  48 inches using the Autumn Russets Yarn.

*Hemstitch if you are hemstitching your scarf. Do this while it is still on the loom.

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Hemstitching on both ends is optional. If hemstitched, it is not necessary to knot the fringe.

If you are hemstitching the ends, leave a 30" tail of yarn on the left side of the first row if you are right handed (on the right side if you are left handed). Do the hemstitching at the beginning of the scarf after you have woven a couple of inches and do the hemstitching at the end of the scarf before you remove the scarf from the loom.

For this scarf, the hemstitching was done around 4 threads and the needles alternately went up 2 threads and then 3 threads to avoid making a gap across the scarf.

Instructions for hemstitching can be found in Jane Patrick's book entitled The Weaver's Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom. We keep this book in stock and highly recommend it as well as her rigid heddle weaving DVDs. Online hemstitching instructions can also be found here:

Width on the loom: 8 inches

Width off the loom: 7.25 inches (after washing 7 inches)

Finished Length: 44 inches after washing.  Overall length including fringe 52 inches.



Remove the scarf from the loom. If it has not been hemstitched, tie overhand knots in the fringe on both ends of the scarf up against the woven edges in bundles of 4 threads.

Wash the scarf by hand in warm water with a small amount of laundry soap or dishwashing soap. Swish it around gently to full the cloth. This makes the weaving tighter, and it gets a little shorter and narrower. Do not overdo this. Rinse gently in the same temperature water. Dry flat on a towel or hang on a hanger that has a towel over it to absorb the water. Allow to dry. Carefully trim the fringe to 4" or to desired length.

Steam press lightly on low temperature so as not to shrink the scarf. Allow scarf to dry. Trim the fringe to even it up if necessary.

Wear and enjoy your lovely new scarf!!!

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