One Skein, Three Ways: making the most of variegated yarn with Liz Gipson
Weaving is a great medium to show off multicoloured yarns. During the Fall 2019 Yarnworker Weave-Along, Liz Gipson will show you three ways to warp that emphasize multicoloured yarns. From beginner-friendly to next-step challenges, the scarves feature pick-up lace, pooled, and clasped warp. Included in Liz’s pattern are the specifications for the scarves demonstrated during the weave-along. They use surprisingly little yardage, are fairly forgiving, and weave up quickly, so you can fearlessly jump into trying some of the yarn choosing, sett selecting tips and warping techniques Liz will share during this weave-along.
This bundle is for the yarns used in the weave-along. Alternatively, visit the individual yarn links to choose your own colour combinations for this project.
Rigid-heddle loom with at least an 8″ weaving width; rigid heddle reed of choice; 2 shuttles, tapestry needle. Optional: pick-up stick at least 8″ long, warping pegs or board, swift
To warp all three scarves, Liz used SweetGeorgia Yarns Flaxen Silk DK, 6-ply, DK weight, 65% silk, 45% linen blend; 248 yds (225 m) / 4 oz (115g) skein, 3-ply in Tea Leaves colorway; additional skein of Birch used for clasped warp technique, use yarns that have a similar yarn contruction and twist. Below are specs for each technique as demonstrated during the weave-along. See page 3 of pattern and orientation tips video for yarn selection tips. In all three cases, I’m setting the yarn a little bit closer than a balanced plain weave sett, and weaving with a finer yarn than the warp yarn.
1) Pick-Up Lace
Weft: SweetGeorgia Yarns Mohair Silk Sock, 4-ply, fingering weight 50% Superwash Merino, 15% silk, 15% mohair, 20% nylon; 437 yards (400 m) / 3.5 oz (100g) skein in Wisteria
Weft: SweetGeorgia Yarns CashSilk Lace, 2-ply, lace weight 55% silk, 45% cashmere; 400 yards (335 m) / 1.75 oz (50g) skein in Ultraviolet
3) Clasped Weft
Weft: SweetGeorgia Yarns CashSilk Lace, 2-ply, lace weight 55% silk, 45% cashmere; 400 yards (335 m) / 1.75 oz (50g) skein in Wisteria