Prism

Prism

Prism
Warp
24 Simple Scarves MCN in Rubies
24 The Knittery Merino in Vineyard

Weft
Knitpicks Chroma Fingering in Prism

Reed
7.5

This was my mother-in-law’s Christmas gift. I wanted to go back to the basics of weaving which is working with colour and so decided to do a play on rainbow colours (which she happens to like) by splitting the wrap in hot and cold colours. The result is a very subtle difference between the two colour temperatures which is visible up close but not too obvious when seen from far.

I actually finished this earlier but never got around to posting about it because my in-laws check out my blog so it would actually spoil the surprise! Kekekeke.

Nil tells me that my mother-in-law thought I had used silk in the mix but no, it’s all merino and some cashmere from the weft yarns – I used my handdyed MCN (merino-cashmere-nylon blend) and leftovers from another weaving project (The Knittery MCN yarn). A note about Knitpicks Chroma Fingering – it’s a single ply so okay for weft but handle gentle otherwise it might just felt!

I have about half a ball left so I might get around to weaving something along these lines or a project with colour blocks or gradients in it.

Prism

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Burgundy Cowl

Burgundy Cowl

Venetian Harlequin
Warp
4 Louisa Harding Fauve (Red-pink)
8 Tendance Crea (Pink-Red-Beige)
10 Three Suisses Bamboo (Pink)
6 Bergère de France Bergerama (Red-pink)
4 Tendance Crea (Pink-Red-Beige)
6 Bergère de France Bergerama (Red-pink)
10 Three Suisses Bamboo (Pink)
8 Tendance Crea (Pink-Red-Beige)
4 Louisa Harding Fauve (Red-pink)

Weft
Bergère de France Bergerama (Red-pink)
Tendance Crea (Pink-Red-Beige)

Reed
7.5

I had initially planned this for an adult but somehow, miscalculated on the part when I was supposed to take the waft off and weave it into the scarf. Instead of making allowances for 2.5 times the width of the scarf, I upped it to 3.5 times resulting in a very short body and overly long “fringe”. In the end, the cowl was only long enough to fit over an adult sized head but not long enough to encircle the neck a few times. Also, the waft-into-weft weave was too tight, no thanks to a short body, and such, it crinkled a little.

Still, it fits Eva and so will end up as hers instead of the original giftee. Back to the loom again, I reckoned, and after my search for Pastry/Baker Chef Jobs – an assignment. Heh.

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