Sunday, January 20, 2008

Close-ups, Because Elizabeth Asked

Here you go!

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Notice, in the photo of the Noro scarf next to the Blue Thing, how wonky the selvedges of the Noro scarf are, compared to those of the Blue Thing. I used floating selvedges in weaving the Noro scarf, which would normally help, but my ineptitude with the angle of weft laying-in overwhelmed the floating selvedges.

While I'm at it, and before I go off to knit and spin for the day with That Sue and her charming brother and sister-in-law, here's a close-up of the next scarf on the big loom.

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As I said yesterday, the warp of this is Harrisville Shetland and the weft is Rowan Tapestry. That bright spot in the middle of the scarf is not my usual photography; it's actually in the yarn. I think this will be an elegant scarf when finished. I'm using a treadling sequence called Cord Weave, from Marguerite Davison's book. Essentially, it's an alternating sequence of tabby weave with one twill shot - fairly simple, and probably fairly boring rather soon, I'm afraid, if I do 6 feet or so of this. Ah, well, these scarves are supposed to be learning experiences, and I bet I learn with this one that I need more variety than 6 feet of Cord Weave will afford me.

3 comments :

Elizabeth said...

Thank you! Lovely lovely lovely.

Teresa C said...

That is really beautiful. It almost makes me want to try it. But I won't. I won't, I won't, I won't. No.

Batty said...

Oooh, pretty!!