Thursday, February 17, 2011

Weaving Scarves


Hi!  How's everyone doing these days?

Here are some pictures of the scarves I've been making on my Triangle Loom.   I'm making the same scarf over and over.  I put 5 triangles together with single crochet and then just single crochet around to finish it off.  I'm seeing how different thicknesses of yarn work out.  This is the latest one I'm working on and the yarn is pretty thick.  It's Loops & Threads Charisma yarn.  It's a bulky weight acrylic yarn I found at Michaels.  I have one triangle done and started a 2nd.


Here's a close up of the weaving.  I would have to take a picture of the dark color of the yarn.  It's not hard ... once you figure out what to do.  What a dumb things to say!  LOL!  But really, once you get it, you're on your way.



This is the first one I made.  The yarn is a wasted weight wool.  Once I finish the scarves, I wash/soak them in warm water, block them and let them dry.  The yarn doesn't really felt, but it just sort of settles in place.



I made this one for my husband.  He wanted a "man" color, so I found this gray/off white wool blend for him.


This is another yarn I thought would look good.  It's another wool blend and it's a little heavier than worsted weight.



So, enough scarves?  I want to try another way of putting the triangles together.  I could add fringe or  crochet something around the scarf to change it up.  You could also put 8 together to make a shawl.  I have a 2' triangle loom.  I know there are 3' and 7' triangle looms and different sizes of square and rectangle looms.  I'll just play with this one for awhile.  Let me know if you have any ideas or if you have a loom.  I'd love to hear your ideas.



4 comments:

spinninglizzy said...

Oh, very pretty! I especially love that purple scarf. You have been busy!

Stash Resolution said...

What a great project! I've never tried weaving but am inspired to look into it now :-)

Karen said...

Looks good -- that's something I've meant to try, but haven't gotten to yet.

Sheila said...

The scarves are pretty. I have several looms, but not a triangle one. Must show it to my daughter she loves weaving on the looms.