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Dream Weaver Scarf
Finished
August 16 2015
August 18 2015
Project info
Dream Weaver Scarf
Weaving
kesten on ravelry
Neck / TorsoScarf
Tools and equipment
Yarn
Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball® Crazy
51 yards in stash
0.89 skeins = 408.5 yards (373.5 meters), 89 grams
Orange
Loops in Tulsa, Oklahoma
December 26, 2014
Notes

$30 Trade Value
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warp ends: 60
heddle: 10
Coincidentally, hubby was listening to the song, Dream Weaver, thus the scarf was dubbed.

Was shooting for a 5.5” wide scarf, 65” long.
(When I got to the end, I wove a few more rows to get the 67” pre-blocked length.)

Unblocked: body of scarf 67”, including fringe 79”, width 5.75”

Blocked: body of scarf 67.75”, including fringe 79.5”, width 5.5”

So it’s interesting to see that I hit the mark on the width at 5.5” and that it shrank from 5.75”. The length grew by .5” to .75” which is probably due to my blocking it. So it shrank weft-wise, grew warp-wise.

This turned our really nice. Although the yarn is a scratchy yarn, it was a good use of it for weaving because the colors changed as it grew. Very pretty. I would describe this scarf as “rustic”.

I watched a Craftsy class (Rigid Heddle Weaving with Angela Tong) and didn’t do a hemstitch at the beginning and at the end and I didn’t like hassling with that in the end, particularly with doing the fringe. I prefer doing a hemstitch so I can relax after I’m done weaving and enjoy the fringe creation. I chose the twisted fringe as shown in the Craftsy class. This class was really helpful. I especially found tying the warp to the front anchor bar most helpful by zigzagging the tying process to get a more even tension (as opposed to tying one end across to the other). And the demo on the surgeon’s knot and getting the warp tight enough was pretty clear to me and I didn’t have tightness issues this time because of that. The demo on dealing with loose ends was helpful, too.

Overall, a great result. On to the next project! :)

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Finished
August 16 2015
August 18 2015
 
About this yarn
by Schoppel-Wolle
Fingering
75% Wool, 25% Nylon
459 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: August 16, 2015
  • Finished: August 19, 2015
  • Updated: September 3, 2015
  • Progress updates: 4 updates