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Project info
Faux-ikat scarf #1
Weaving
Eve
Tools and equipment
Yarn
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Mediumweight
in stash
0.85 skeins = 315.0 yards (288.0 meters), 132 grams
Twisted in Portland, Oregon
May 19, 2012
Habu Textiles A-1 2/17 Tsumugi Silk
4
Natural/Undyed
Notes

Warped with STR using Syne Mitchell’s painted-skein warp technique, including flipping the colors to create stripes (last part of article).

12 epi, 100 ends, approx. 105” warp length (3x the repeat length). Striped thus: 12 pairs - 7 pairs - 12 - 7 - 12
Warp weight approx. 132g (38g left of skein) - so about 315 yards including waste from flipping.

Woven length:

Off loom, measures 69” x a hair over 7”. Total weight 152g before trimming fringe - so weft weight is 20g or about 200 yards.

Color is most accurate in the skein photo. The gray is really gray - not blue.

Weft: Habu Tsumugi silk, approx. 10 ppi. Color is a warm beige. Subtle if not invisible in this project, but it contributes so much to the look and luxurious feel - giving the scarf a very satisfying heft.

Washed in hot tap water with Eucalan, pressed while still damp. Ridiculously pleased with this project!

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Finished
December 1 2012
February 24 2013
 
About this yarn
by Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Sport
100% Merino
405 yards / 170 grams
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by Habu Textiles
Lace
100% Silk
450 yards / 48 grams
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  • Project created: February 1, 2013
  • Finished: February 24, 2013
  • Updated: January 17, 2014
  • Progress updates: 2 updates