The pattern is featured in the “Clasped Warp & Weft on Rigid Heddle” course with Amanda Wood.
Clasped warp project. Inspired by the characteristic warm pinks of spring cherry blossoms, this silk-merino cowl is perfect for shoulder seasons. Combining warp interlocking and plain-weave it’s a great project to highlight the power of the rigid heddle loom. Sewing the ends together creates an easy to wear cowl.
The course videos also include further resources to take your rigid heddle weaving to the next level, including inspiration and record keeping.
Cherry Blossoms Cowl by Amanda Wood
Skill Level: Intermediate
Relaxed, off the loom, before wet-finishing: 8.5 ” / 25.5 cm wide x 25 ” / 63.5 cm long.
Wet-finished dimensions: 7 ” / 18 cm wide x 12 ” / 30.5 cm long (24 ” / 61 cm total, folded in half).
Warp: Approximately 216 yd / 198 m of SweetGeorgia Merino Silk Lace (765 yd / 700 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 50% fine Merino wool 50% cultivated Silk) in 2 hues: 108 yd / 99 m of Marine (yarn A), 108 yd / 99 m of Birch (yarn B); or 108 yd / 99 m of Rose Gold (yarn A), 108 yd / 99 m of Tomato (yarn B).
Weft: Approximately 88 yards/ 81 meters of SweetGeorgia Merino Silk Lace (765 yd / 700 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 50% fine Merino wool 50% cultivated Silk) in 1 hue: Marine (yarn A) or Birch (yarn B); Rose Gold (yarn A) or Tomato (yarn B) for second colourway.
Equipment & Tools
rigid heddle loom with a minimum 10 ” / 25 cm weaving width, 10-dent reed
1 shuttle, warping peg, reed hook, hedd
Weave Structure: plain-weave with clasped/interlocking warp
Warp Length: approximately 42 ” / 101.5 cm includes about 16 ” / 40.5 cm of takeup, loom waste, seam allowance.
Warp Ends: 92, double ends, total 184
Ends Per Inch (EPI): 20 EPI (sley 2 ends in each slot of 10-dent reed)Picks Per Inch (PPI): 12 PPI
Width in Reed: 9.2 ” / 25.4 cm