Blanket Scarf 8-Shaft

Is there anything better than a warm snuggly blanket on a cold day? Probably not, but Elisabeth Hill’s 8-shaft Blanket Scarf comes close. Woven using luscious wools in deflected doubleweave, this cozy scarf from Handwoven Loom Theory: Eight and Over Eight Scarf Collection is wonderfully warm and perfectly stylish. It’s the perfect accessory on a freezing winter’s day when you want to keep the cold at bay without looking frumpy. Here’s what Elisabeth had to say about her design:

Blanket Scarf

Elisabeth Hill’s 8-shaft Blanket Scarf is the epitome of warm and cozy.

Designer Elisabeth Hill’s Statement

Tuna is a 6/2 yarn that comes in 50 beautiful colors and washes into a soft, plumpy pleasure. I wanted to weave a large-scale deflected doubleweave motif for what I call a blanket scarf—something between a scarf and a shawl that‘s intended to be wrapped and tucked around one’s neck and shoulders as a cozy but fashionable defense against the cold winds of Scandinavian (and New England) winters.


Whether you weave this project as written or use it as inspiration to design and weave your own blanket scarf, I hope you weave something wonderful—and extra warm!

Happy Weaving!

Project at a Glance

PROJECT TYPE: 8-shaft.

STRUCTURE: Deflected Doubleweave.

EQUIPMENT: 8-shaft loom, 24″ weaving width; 12-dent reed; 2 shuttle; 3 bobbins.

YARNS: Tuna (6/2 wool; 339 yd/100 g, 1,538 yd/lb; Vavstuga).

Featured Image: Elisabeth Hill’s 8-shaft Blanket Scarf is aptly named—wear it when you’d rather be at home, snuggled under a blanket. Photo credit: Caleb Young (Good Folk Photography). See also Blanket Scarf 12-Shaft

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