Faux Ikat Scarves

Faux Ikat Scarves

This pattern for handwoven scarves is featured in Episode 4 of the “Handwoven Colour” course.

In this episode, we’ll weave a scarf that uses a skein of handpainted fingering weight yarn in a way that makes it look like a handpainted warp. Using the techniques in this project, you can choose your favourite skeins of handpainted sock yarn and weave them into scarves that show off the beauty of the colours as they are in the skein. This project also allows us to explore the idea of warp-faced weaving and having that colourful warp be more prominent than the weft yarn.


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MATERIALS

  • Scarf 1: “Lighthouse”: Warp — SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock (425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon), 2 skeins in Lighthouse.
    Weft — SweetGeorgia Merino Silk Lace (765 yd / 700 m per 3.5 oz / 100g skein; 50% fine merino wool, 50% cultivated silk) in Lupine.

  • Scarf 2: “Tea Party”: Warp — SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock (425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon), 1 skein each in Tea Leaves and Blueberry Jam.
    Weft — SweetGeorgia Merino Silk Lace (765 yd / 700 m per 3.5 oz / 100g skein; 50% fine merino wool, 50% cultivated silk) in Jewel.

  • Scarf 3: “Autumn Flame”: Warp — SweetGeorgia CashLuxe Fine (400 yards / 365 m per 4 oz / 115g skein; 70% superwash merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon) in Autumn Flame, SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock (425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon) in splashy dyed test skein.
    Weft — Lichen & Lace Marsh Mohair (459 yd / 419 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g skein; 72% kid mohair, 28% silk) in Sweet Potato or SweetGeorgia Silk Mist in Oxblood or Cayenne.

STRUCTURE

  • Equipment: 4-shaft loom or rigid heddle loom with a minimum 15-inch (38 cm) weaving width, 10-dent reed
  • Tools: 1 shuttle, warping board, reed hook, heddle hook
  • Weave Structure: plain weave
  • Warp Length: approximately 3 yards (274 cm) includes
    about 20 inches of loom waste
  • Warp Ends: approximately 240 ends
  • Ends Per Inch (EPI): 20 EPI
  • Picks Per Inch (PPI): 12 PPI

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