Sprang vest
March 27, 2020
May 11, 2020

Sprang vest

Project info
Tools and equipment
Borgo de' Pazzi Lino Melange

I started with a warp of 115 cm. For both front parts I used 220 loops (so 220 front and 220 back threads).
For the back I used 360 loops.
I have used a combination of patterns. Most part I did with alternating blocks in Z- and S-twist.
I also used sometimes a row of intertwined sprang in combination with just a twist to change the color scheme (so intertwining 2 pairs of threads and then a single twist to the next 2 pairs of threads).

This is my first sprang garment. Although I am very experienced in sprang, I did not have experience in making a garment with sprang, so it took me a long time to find out how it would work. I finally decided I had to shape the sprang a little bit by sewing… I hand sewed the sprang so that I had more control over it and I was not at all satisfied about my first trials. So I tried again and finally I discovered how it could work. Then I had to secure my sprang and cut it. That was a bit scary to do. I first did 2 rows of zigzag next to each other and a 3d row a bit away from it. Then I cut the sprang between the 2d and 3d row. The left-over cut off part of the sprang I used to create buttons.

Hand washing and drying flat at towels really made a huge change. It really opened up the sprang and made it much bigger…

For attaching the buttons I used small machine felt circles at the back (inside) of the sprang to strengthen the fabric.

For the pattern of the blocks of Z- and S- twist you can have a look at my You Tube Channel Sprangria, where I show this.

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March 27, 2020
May 11, 2020
About this yarn
by Borgo de' Pazzi
100% Linen / Flax
180 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: May 9, 2020
  • Finished: May 11, 2020
  • Updated: May 17, 2020