Glitz and Glamour Color-and-Weave Shawl
Sara Goldenberg set out with the goal of creating a piece that was fun yet classy, and with that in mind, she designed this handwoven shawl that can be dressed up or down depending on your mood. You can wear it with a cocktail dress and feel ready to take on the town or take your denim up to the next level without skipping a beat. A unique combination of traditional and novelty yarns gives the shawl its versatile look. The bit of bling from a metallic yarn doesn’t overwhelm but blends seamlessly with the more cozy-looking blended yarns of silk, alpaca, and merino in this Color-and-Weave Glitz and Glamour Shawl.
The warp layout drives this shawl’s design. Sara designed an off-center color-and-weave stripe pattern that maintains a balanced look but adds drama when wrapped around the shoulders or neck. In the weft, two colors alternate, creating a color-and-weave patterning that is at once dramatic and subtly calming. This is a comforting shawl to wear, long and sturdy enough to wrap your body on a cold night but still light enough for a warm evening. Sara finished it simply with overhand knots tied up close to the ends that let the beautiful yarns show their stuff. Dress it up or dress it down, this handwoven shawl will become a go-to accessory in your wardrobe. Find it today in Easy Weaving with Little Looms 2018.
Featured Image: Sara Goldenberg’s Glitz and Glamour Shawl.
Project at a Glance:
Equipment needed: Rigid-heddle loom; 18″ weaving width; 8-dent heddle; 2 shuttles.
Yarns: Di Lusso (Mango Moon); Silk Ribbon (Mango Moon); Simplinatural (HiKoo); Inca Alpaca (ClassicElite).