Double weave V shawl

By Anonymous (not verified), 21 February, 2011
Finished Length
36.00
Finished Length Unit
inches
Finished Width Unit
yards
Length Off Loom Unit
yards
Length on Loom
5.00
Length on Loom Unit
feet
Notes

OK, this was a long project. It was inspird by the two articles in Handwoven about the people who wove cloaks modeled after the Lord of the Rings, in Nov/Dec 03 and Sep/Oct 04. I bought the green handspun yarn first, then gradually over the years found yarns I thought would work. Finally I decided I needed one last color, a light soft aqua, preferably hand spun. I found it on Etsy. Now to design. I pulled out all the yarn I had accumulated, laid it out in the sunlight, squinted my eyes and pulled out anything that did not go together, no matter how much I wanted to use it. I was left with six yarns. I reserved on as the weft, and the other 5 I warped in what I called  a sonnet pattern. Each yarn was assigned a letter a - e and I warped aaaaaa,ababab,bbbbbb,bcbcbc etc, repeating all the way across. I wove this as a v-shawl, doublewoven, following Kerstin Froberg's book Weave a V. It was a bit more complicated to do than I thought it would be (that is a very long story, many problems, trial and error, learned much) and I was interupted by hip replacement surgery. Finally finished weaving, tied off all the fringe, and fulled it. Then I brushed it all over with a baby brush for softness and nap. I do go on, none of my projects are short and simple.

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Shafts
4
Number of Treadles
4
Project Status
Finished
Sett
8.00
Sett Unit
epi
Width off Loom Unit
inches
Width on Loom
24.00
Width on Loom Unit
inches

Comments6

sally orgren

11 years 7 months ago

VERY nice! And it sounds like despite the time it took and hip replacement inbetween, you enjoyed the process AND now the finished product! (Okay, so what's next?)

ozweaver (not verified)

11 years 7 months ago

How exciting....and quite a journey to arrive at this finished shawl, which is lovely!  I wish I could touch it!

SpinningGill (not verified)

11 years 7 months ago

That's a beautiful shawl. A V shawl is one of those things I've always wanted to weave. :)

lkautio (not verified)

11 years 7 months ago

Lovely.  I like the idea of a "sonnet process" for the color scheme.  Thanks for sharing!

Laurie Autio

Neshobe (not verified)

11 years 7 months ago

Your colors and pattern are really lovely.  I am impressed that you took on a V-shawl, and it does show off your yarns beautifully.  What a nice drape!  I'm glad you went "on and on" about how you did it, because I learn that way, and am reassured that it's ok to muddle about while I'm at it! 

repweaver (not verified)

11 years 7 months ago

Your colors are quite lovely and the shawl looks soft and warm.