This handwoven shawl pattern is featured in the “Multishaft Weaving Basics” course.
A broken twill shawl woven on 4-shafts. Wrap yourself in a warm, toasty hug of bluefaced leicester wool and silk. This elegant and substantial shawl hangs beautifully around the shoulders with softness and drape. The colours blend to produce an almost iridescent effect.
Warp: Approximately 800 yards of SweetGeorgia Yarns BFL+Silk DK (247 yd / 226 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 75% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 25% Silk). Sample shown here using 2 skeins of Ginger and 2 skeins of Deep Cove.
Weft: Approximately 800 yards of SweetGeorgia Yarns BFL+Silk DK (247 yd / 226 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 75% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 25% Silk). Sample shown here using 3 skeins of Mulberry.
- Finished, Blocked Dimensions: 20 inches (51 cm) wide x 78 inches (198 cm) long, not including fringe (approximately 5 inches of fringe at each end)
Equipment: 4-shaft loom with a minimum 26-inch (66 cm) weaving width, 10-dent reed
Tools: 1 shuttle, warping board, reed hook, heddle hook, tapestry needle, measuring tape
Weave Structure: broken twill
Warp Length: approximately 3 yards (274 cm) includes about 20 inches of loom waste
Warp Ends: 252
Ends Per Inch (EPI): 10 EPI
Picks Per Inch (PPI): 10 PPI
Width in Reed: 25.2 inches (64 cm)
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
This combination of colours and weave structure are so fun to experiment with!
For this shawl, I used a complementary pair of colours (gold and teal blue) in the warp and then bound it all together with a muted plummy purple colour. Overall, the effect was “purple” but it’s a purple that has some depth to it because of the optical mixing that happens with the teal and gold. Using a cooler blue instead of teal would shift the overall effect to “cool purple”.
What you choose for your three colours can really make it your own! Can’t wait to see what you make.