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:
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.
- Baizerman, Suzanne, and Karen Searle. Finishes in the Ethnic Tradition. St. Paul, Minnesota: Dos Tejedoras, 1978, 7.
- Hill, Elisabeth. (Madelyn‘s Method) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI6S8SMPgAs.
- Hill, Elisabeth. (Selvedge Technique for Deflected Double Weave) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8XfIOgcOMU.
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!
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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