I wanted to thread up the loom in a straight draw and get some simple results to fiddle with some finer threads. I came up with a couple of twill patterns and wove them right up. At the next show two sold right off the bat! :) Color on black is pretty popular. I wove two scarves with hand dyed varigated yarn purchased from Just Our Yarn (because they are some fabulous girls!!!) and two were woven with solid tencel.
Echo weave using a straw and brown in the warp and a different color weft for each of four scarves!!!
When I took it off the loom I thought the sett was too close, but after washing it in some Soak and laying it out to dry overnight, it has a nice hand, some good movement on the bias, and I think will be a warm and lovely scarf. It remains to be seen how the alpaca will begin to full together as it's worn.
Obviously I also did one of the four towels in a tabby, for gingham. The sett was a bit too tight for this, so I didn't quite get it squared. Still, I think it looks cute.
Pattern is from Weaver's Craft Magazine, Vol 1, Issue 2, p.8. Wound 4.25 yd warp for 4 towels.
When in doubt, weave towels! Rather than go to old faithful draft, I wanted to try something new. I modified a draft from Vav 04/06 and weaving my way through 11 yards right now.
Full story at my blog... I like them so will wind another warp and do them again in different colours...