I’m so pleased with the way this scarf has turned out….the motif kept in shape and I loved weaving this pattern.My photos really don’t do the scarf justice, but you get the general idea.I think I’m going to have to take some photography lessons!
I did find one problem with the pattern as I was weaving it….there is a tendency for a heavy selvedge float whenever I lifted shaft 4 followed by shaft 5 and since this happened fairly frequently on this 6 shaft pattern I’ve got to work on the selvedges before I can use this pattern again.
After I use McSteamy to give it a good hard press I plan to add a twisted selvedge treatment to minimize this issue, like I did in this 'Framed Scarf'. Generally when you weave a round shaped motif the selvedges tend to bow outward anyway, but on this pattern when the bow coincided with the shaft 4 to 5 change it made the selvedge issue doubly noticeable to me, picky, picky, picky!
I adore the colour combination on this scarf ~ very subtle and classic, it will make an incredible statement against a black or brown garment.The soft cream came from one tencel supplier (Brassard) and the taupe from another (Webs), and together I think they are wonderful as there is a subtle difference in luster and yarn twist.Fingers crossed that I can buy more of both.
I’m on a quest and could really use some help.Does anyone know of a supplier for this type of rayon knot yarn?It’s a fairly fine (2/12 ish) two ply that is extremely shiny, with long thin slubby knots about every 8-10 inches.This particular cone is a very beautiful soft creamy pink, but I do remember that it came in a multitude of colours.The inside cone is marked with a crown and the name Doran Textiles and is made in the USA.
This is a close up and again I’ll apologize for my horrid photos, but I just can’t seem to find the right light for my photographs in this new house. All of the rooms just have too much natural light for a good photo it seems.