Thanks for weaving along! I’ll update the albums as you keep finishing our project. I added the information you shared about your weave with us in the caption. (this is a private album for patrons.) FYI This is a private page and excluded from search.
Cass Markovich: My first attempt at using 2 heddles. My learning style is different from most people….I can not read diagrams or charts etc. They become muddled in my brain and I simply can not process them. Sooo..I watched Liz’s wonderful videos approximately 10 times each in order to understand how to warp this project. Then I stopped the video every few steps to understand what was being done. Finally, once I understood the pattern as Liz mentioned, I created a weaving mantra to help me stay focused. Warping done and onto weaving, As you can see, Liz was right, a woven header shows you the mistakes which I created. However, I liked the mistake so I just kept it in my design. I used left over Harrisville yarn as I honestly didn’t think I would actually be successful and did not want to waste expensive yarns.
Carly (Love Like Salt): My first twill is done and it was the perfect length for a cowl. I keep hiding in it and my hubs keeps asking me what the heck I am doing. 😂 I love the Cotton Clouds chenille, but I will opt for a plain weave next time with it. No reason really, it just kind if felt a bit like gilding a lily.
Here is my first twill in Bambu 7 with a 10-dent heddle.
Mary Martin: I had limited time for this WAL so had to keep it short. And I went with cotton (4/8 unmercerized) on two 12.5 heddles. On my first piece I had fun experimenting with different treadlings (?, not sure what else to call different lift orders…). I decided my fave was a 1,2,3,2,1,3 zig zag. And yes, it does have longer floats on the back, but they aren’t unreasonable… So the next 2 ones feature that zigzag in different colours, along with straight 1,2,3 at either end. (If I could figure out how to put up more than one pic, I’d show the flip side 😅) Oh and doing hems was weird. I’d never done twill (successfully!) so I’ve never hemmed it. I did plain weave because … that’s how I always do hems, but next time, I guess I’d just do twill from the get go and fold them under. This was a fun weave. Last fall when we were talking structures I did several attempts at twills but they all failed – each in a different way! It was nice to have this go so smoothly.
Karin Ford: Happy with the final product. I also got to practice fixing floats from a missed pick. That was magic!
Carol Finger: Wow. Talk about a project stretching a person! From learning I didn’t have two 8-dent heddles just as I’d wound my very first indirect warp, and having to pivot, to mis-interpreting the warp threading instructions and having to pivot again, to having horrific troubles with warp tension throughout due to previous issues, to failing to get consistent selvedges despite meticulously tracking, to shortening the project because the crossed threads at the back were becoming more nightmarish as I went, to making the decision to actually fix the floats (which went smoothly, thanks to excellent instructions – thank you!) – we have a finished project.
I didn’t need another scarf, so opted to make a dining room table runner out of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. I’m very pleased with the end result, and glad I didn’t pitch the whole thing (which came to mind more often than I care to admit). This will go nicely with my Polish pottery pieces (despite being a little “busy”) once my dining room table is regained from being hubby’s home office. Here are a few pics. Thank you for the wonderful weave along, Liz, and all of the fantastic instructions! Despite my troubles, it was very rewarding to learn something new and have it come out pretty well. Cheers!
Wendy Edgar: Here’s my finished scarf in it’s native habitat (around my shoulders!). I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Karen Hall: I made almost every mistake that a two heddle learner could make. The one that sunk the entire two-heddle version was my yarn choice. I wanted to use handspun from a friend, but the choice was wrong for two reasons. The blue yarn was too thick for 8-dent two heddle weaving. I thought it was DK, but it was more like a light worsted. In addition, the two yarns were so sticky that I could not achieve an open shed. Every new shed required using a pickup stick to clear the shed. Dump this version.
I took the warp off the loom and started again with a 5-dent heddle, a pick-up stick and a heddle rod with custom heddles. It was workable, but I found that my mind wandered and the 1, 2, 3, sequence was often lost. I undid each mistake and finally achieved the final product. The completed scarf is 30 inches long by 8 inches wide.
I am showing this group, because you appreciate the journey it took to get here. I don’t think I will show it to anyone else. I still have the very first fair isle hat I knit in 1969 and look at it when I become over critical of my knitting. This project may serve the same purpose.
I ordered three hanks of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in a light color to complement a turquoise Silky Wool I already have and will weave the stole on a 20-inch rigid heddle loom when the yarn arrives. Since I have done both versions (single and double heddle) I am ready to tackle this project.
Tracy Jensen: I love it despite it’s seriously wonky selvages. What a humbling exercise – I learned so much.
Michele Watson: This was a really fun and interesting weave along even if I had some challenges along the way. My husband wanted a short scarf with very short fringe. I used hand-dyed Swan Island yarns in the two-heddle 8-dent version. About 52 inches long and 8 inches wide. There were three weft pic floats and two short warp ones. After fixing them it looked acceptable and he loves it. I just wound on and start gin weaving a stole version with Ode for ME.
Jeanne Kavanagh: Scarflet is graciously modeled by my granddaughter . It is very soft and now has completed twisted fringe. I am very pleased with the beauty of the piece and all the knowledge I’ve gained from the experience
This scarflette was my third double heddle project. It’s getting easier, but still some threading mistakes after double and triple checking. The Gist Ode was fabulous to feel and work with.
I played around with several twill patterns at the beginning, decided which I liked best , then unwove everything back to the beginning. Swatching right on the loom. 😉 By some miracle I had no floats to fix. I am trying to decide if I want to twist the fringe or just leave it.
Alice Weber: This is a great WAL. I want to do a full scarf next, in different colors.
Kris Hicks: Mine is done; very soft and squishy. Colors are prettier than they look in the picture. This was a DK weight wool. I would like to try another in Ode. The ones you guys posted look really nice.
Patty Shaw: My stole in Ode. I had one missed pick that is very noticeable to me, but know that on a moving person will be much less noticeable. I was delighted to find it closely matched a pair of fingerless mitts that I recently knit in a merino yarn from my LYS
Cindy Culbertson: Even though my scarf did not turn out perfect, I fixed my floats on the back as much as I could, and love the results, warts and all! I love this pattern and love this yarn. I used the Gist Ode in obsidian and daylight. Doing a WAL is so much fun and I love seeing all the beautiful results! And it inspires me to get a loom that is wider and can handle 2 heddles.
Pam Zebrine: My first double heddle project- finito! This scarf is for my hubby. He liked the single color weft so I’m a little bummed I didn’t get to play with the two colors. Next time! But I do love this look and am really very much pleased with the results. Bonus…after 70 degree weather here on Monday, we have snow today! So the new scarf will get immediate use.
Lorraine Chesek: Scarflette complete! Done with the single heddle option (direct warped) and Ode yarn. I am about to ‘Repeat’ and try my hand at indirect warping and double heddles. I had planned to make a full size scarf next but I like the scarflette SO much that I decided to make another one. After all I have several scarves but only one scarflette!
I was happily surprised that my 4 strand twisted fringe (two light, two dark) closely replicated the diagonal lines of the twill pattern. Who knew?
Judi Raczynski:I decided to go with the scarflet. I used some Prariespun from Brown Sheep that was left over from the ruana WAL. I used 2 8 dent heddles and a pickup stick. I had some threading issues, but once I got that squared away I had fun with the twill. I’m happy with the end result except for the selvedges. But, once the scarf is on I don’t notice the edges. I did a second one that I’ll post. I love the scarflet size. Warm, but not bulky and will fit in my coat pocket. The drape is so nice.
A pink and mauve stole sitting on a coffee table with a block of dark twill at one end, zigzags in the middle, and a block of light at the other end. Fringe is loose and untwisted.
Jan Talbot: I decided to try the scarflette first using the single heddle method on my Cricket and doing some variety of color patterns. It was really fun but I am not a fan of the heddle rod.
I next did the scarf on my Flip using the double heddle method. I decided on light only at one end, dark only at the other end and both in the middle. I definitely like 2 heddles and a pick up stick better. I really love seeing everyone’s work!
Jane Prater: Off the loom. 51” x 7.5”. off loom. Debbie Bliss “Cathay” and Sublime Baby something. 100% cotton; cotton and 15% silk. Cricket loom. Had a monstrous time getting my warp on. My fault, entirely. Then I wove and unwove many, many threads. Best thing for me was seeing more than the one pattern. The scarf became a huge swatch with twice the number of choices for the future. (back & Front). With the future in my brain, I stopped whining about what I did wrong. I stopped caring so much about a mistake and just whizzed along. I loved best the last two color section. Besides being beautiful the color order clearly delineates where you are in the pattern.
Laura Lindsay: This project had so many firsts for me–indirect warping, double heddles, twill–and I chose a variegated yarn so this first-timer had trouble seeing the twill pattern most of the time. Liz was super patient and full of great advice, especially when I suddenly found myself running out of warp. And it was really fun to work the project as part of a supportive community like this one. I couldn’t be happier with the results. Although I wove less cloth than planned, I had minimal shrinkage and my finished scarf came in at the right length: 56″ plus fringe. My ppi is consistent, and the width of the scarf is uniform. I had only one float to repair, and my selvedges look better than on any previous project. I’m fired up for my next twill project!
A stole laying over the back of a chair in green yellow and medium blue. Half is woven in blue. The other half is woven in zig zag with a block of yellow weft at the end.
Genevieve Edwards: Chalk it up to experience
Well, I have finished up my twill scarflette, and am wrapping it up to send to the niece to whom I promised it (and who picked out the understated colors). I must admit, I am not very happy with it. I enjoyed the process of warping and learning a new weaving skill: weaving 1/2 twill with two heddles and a pick up stick. I did not enjoy the process of weaving, however. I had to pay too much attention, both to which of the three steps came next, and to the selvedges. My mistakes just jump out at me, although I hope that as worn, it will not bother my niece too much. I had laid on enough warp to weave a second scarf, but I took it off the loom after a few inches. I hope to be able to salvage enough yarn to knit my niece a hat or headband.
Pat_Shyshuk: Finished and washed. In Touch of Cashmere, which is 10% cashmere and 90% acrylic.
Lorraine Chesek: I have finished ‘finishing’ my second Scarflette. This time I used Ode Shadow as the darker color and some of my handspun (50/30/20 Alpaca/Merino/Silk blend) as the lighter color. I made symmetric stripes at each end and random stripes in between. I was SO surprised (in a good way) when I took my Scarflette off the loom and turned it over–completely different on the other side from what I was expecting! It reminds me of flowing water and the two-color twill areas create ripples.
Kathryn Olson: Made this scarf for my daughter with the Gist Ode Alpaca yarn for the weave along. I was surprised how easy it was to weave the alpaca and it’s so soft! I like longer fringe🤣🤣🤣. My daughter loves it.
Deborah Kelly: I finished my 2 scarflets, one for each of my 2 granddaughters who are siblings. They’re 8 and almost 10 years old. I hope they don’t fight over the “pink” one. The other is Ode Shadow and Sunflower. The Sunflower is almost a perfect match to orange-yellow on my color wheel. There is an alpaca farm not too far from me that we have visited more than once together and we got to meet the alpacas up close and personal, including a baby alpaca. That’s why I made the scarflets for them, although it’s a “luxury “ yarn. It’s so soft and they love the alpacas.