June 2, 2015
Barbara's Weaving with Self-Striping Sock Yarn
I wanted a large shawl for an upcoming trip, so I warped my rigid heddle loom with some inexpensive self-striping sock yarn. This one is Sensations Truly Pattern, sold at JoAnn Fabrics, a blend of wool, nylon and rayon. I threw in a few stripes of 100% wool in a light blue to make sure I'd have enough stripped yarn to warp the whole loom.
While I weave I get in a few hours of junk television watching, and listen to a few podcasts. Lately I've been listening to the New Yorker Fiction podcast, which features the reading of one short story and its discussion in each episode.
Then suddenly, the shawl is done! For the weft I used Yarn Art Kid Mohair Transparent, a blend of mohair and acrylic, that I got on clearance. This shawl should be warm as well as light weight.
I used a fringe twister to finish the fringes, and ran the shawl through a delicate machine was and dry. It's ready to go for my summer travels.