Weavezine, by Sine Mitchell and tried all the tips to no avail. I could have cut the skein in half and tied on each end individually, but that was just too much work for a scarf! So I filed that idea away for another day and proceeded to warp as usual.
I wanted to use up the entire skein so I decided to pull the warp first and think about everything else once I knew how many ends I’d have. This is hand spun silk that is close to 2/6 grist. I ended up with 227 ends at 100 inches long. Since the silk has been washed several times during the spinning and dyeing process; I knew there would be no shrinkage, so I decided to sett the scarf at 28 ends per inch ~ so this gives me a scarf that will be slightly wider than 8 inches.
Deciding on a pattern was the easy part of this process. I love a free form pattern so I have dusted off my ever faithful 8 shaft advancing networked pattern because it shows the beauty of the painted warp extremely well. This warp came out as thin ever changing stripes….I’m going with kinda good at this point, even though it wasn't what I'd hoped for!
last blog post). The pattering on this scarf is very subtle and although this photo doesn’t show it well, there will be some beautiful shimmer when it is finally pressed. Here it has been washed and fulled but not pressed.