The Yarnworker Doubleweave Throw Weave-Along is drawing to a close. It was a truly amazing experience. We laughed, we cried, we celebrated, and we persevered. We learned as a group that making mistakes really isn’t that big of a deal and that anything and everything can be fixed.
In fact, we had such fun, I am going to host another one. My goal is to replace my lost teaching samples, and my next highest priority is reweaving Yarnworker’s most popular pattern, the Color-and-Weave Towels.
How it Works
All rigid-heddle weavers are invited to join in as we weave Yarnworker’s Color-and-Weave Towels a during the month of November.
The pattern includes instructions on how to weave four kitchen towels each one a little bit different from the other. With this pattern, you’ll learn two lesser-known color-and-weave patterns, how to weave multiple towels that are all the same size with borders in the same place, and tips for managing doubled ends and two shuttles.
This weave-along is sure to generate lively discussion about how to manage long, fine warps and the best ways to warp color-and-weave patterns.
The pattern requires a loom with 15-inch weaving width, 10-dent heddle, and three shuttles. The towels are made from 8/2 cotton in two contrasting colors. Cotton Clouds has offered this towel pattern as a kit since the pattern was released and it is available in multiple colorways. I created this video for Cotton Clouds about their kits that features this pattern.
Plan to warp up on November 1st, and by the end of the month, you will have a lovely set of towels to give to a family member, friend, or as a special gift to yourself.
November 1-7: Warping!
November 8-22: Weaving!
November 22-29: Finishing!
November 30: Show off your finished towels!
Chat and Support
There is a dedicated Facebook Group for the Weave-Along. Hop on Facebook and ask to join. We will also have a dedicated chat thread in the Yarnworker Ravelry group starting October 24. I’ll hop onto the Facebook Group and Ravelry thread at least once a day during the weave-along to answer questions and cheer you on. At the start of each phase I’ll offer up an extra blog post with tips.
If you aren’t on the list already, sign up to learn more details about this and future weave-alongs. If you emailed me about the last weave-along, you are already on the list. If you aren’t sure you can sign up again and the system will send you a notice if you are already on the list.
Let’s keep our heddles happy!