Close-up of Kaitlin's Scarf        Kaitlins scarf on the loom

Kaitlin's Scarf #1

Structure: Plain Weave

Equipment: Rigid Heddle loom 10 inches or wider, 8 dent rigid heddle reed, 2-3 stick shuttles.

or can be woven plain weave on a multi shaft loom

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


Warp: Brown Sheep Naturespun Worsted, # 305 Impasse Yellow, and # 207 Alpine Violet

Weft: Brown Sheep Naturespun Worsted, #108 Cherry Delight, and # 305 Impasse Yellow

Warp Length: 58 inches including 18 inches of loom waste

Warp Ends: 76

Width in Reed: 9.5 inches

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

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

Woven Length on loom: 40 inches

Finished Length: 38 inches

+ 7 inches fringe = 45 inches overall total length

Fringe length: 3.5 inches on each end


Kaitlin's Scarf 1 - Warping Plan
Alpine Violet
36 Ends
Impasse Yellow
  42 Ends
Repeat 9
76 Ends Total

WEAVING INSTRUCTIONS:                                         

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 inch 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.

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 2 rigid heddle weaving DVDs. Online hemstitching instructions can also be found here: Peggy Osterkamps Hemstitching Instructions

Weave 8 rows with the Cherry Delight, then weave 4 rows with the Impasse Yellow, then 8 rows with Cherry Delight, then 4 rows with Impasse Yellow,

then weave 32 inches with Cherry Delight, then end with 4 rows Impasse Yellow, 8 rows Cherry Delight, 4 rows Impasse Yellow, then 8 rows Cherry Delight. Hemstitch if you are hemstitching your scarf.


Remove the scarf from the loom. If it has not been hemstitched, tie overhand knots in the fringe on both ends of the scarf 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.

Steam press lightly and trim the fringe to even it up if necessary. Wear and enjoy your lovely new scarf!

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