January 5, 2016

Barbara's Woven Scarves






One of the things I wanted to do over my vacation was to weave.  So I made up these two scarves on my Cricket loom.



 This purple scarf was a scrappy project.  I warped the loom with leftover Lion Homespun and eyelash yarn, and I wove the weft with some thrift-store sourced chenille.  The texture is very soft and fluffy.


This second scarf was made with one skein of Lion Homespun.  I've blogged about weaving with this yarn before.  It's very splitty and unravels if you look at it sideways, so it's a bear to knit or crochet with, but it's wonderful for weaving.  Just make sure to knot and/or apply fray check to any cut ends.


And because I have a lot of small WIPs, I made two more Japanese Knot Bags from the free on-line BHG pattern.  It's been fun using some of my more playful prints.


The three bags fit nicely in a basket and I can grab one and go when I need a bit of knitting meditation.

7 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

The scarves are gorgeous! The purple one is calling my name, wish I had a loom to weave on. And such cute bags, you will be stylin'!

Judy S. said...

Love the scarves! I really like to use Homespun for prayer shawls because it's so soft and the color choices are great. What is a Cricket loom? Those are such fun bags and a great way to organize the WIPs . I, too, have a legion of them!

Debra Lynn Dixon said...

Always love your scarves and shawls and these two are no exception!

Barbara C said...

A Cricket loom is a rigid heddle loom. It's very simple to use and they come in a few widths. You can learn to use one straight out of the box, and you can make a simple scarf in a couple of hours.

Barbara C said...

Email me your address Angela and I'll send you the purple scarf. I'd love for you to have it.

Moira said...

Cute bags! Love the fabrics you used for them. Scarves are lovely as well.

cq4fun said...

The scarves are great fashion accessories and look like they were fun to make. Thanks for the link to the bags.