Sublime often comes in simple packages, as in this scarf, where a heavenly cashmere silk-blend yarn meets the lovely leno lace pattern.
Leno is one of a family of hand-manipulated weaves that are worked in front of the rigid heddle, by twisting, wrapping, or otherwise manipulating the yarn so that you can create a host of beautiful patterns. There are a number of ways leno can be worked. Each method follows the same principlewarp threads are crossed so that they lay twisted in the finished cloth.
This pattern provides detailed step-by-step photos on how to work Leno and best of all its free! If you like this pattern consider buying one of Yarnworker’s other pattern and support a working weaver.
Sizing / Finished Measurements:
58 ” 6″ with 5″ fringe
Yarn: Lotus Silky Cashmere Fingering from Trendsetter; 400 yd/55 g ball; 55% silk/45% cashmere fingering weight; 3,300 yd/lb, 22 w.p.i; shown in Light Khaki (#17) 1 ball
Tools: Rigid-heddle loom with a 10″ weaving width, 10-dent rigid heddle, shuttle, pick-up stick, tapestry needle