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Free Pattern to Weave this Alpaca Block Twill Scarf

Block Twill Scarf 

This week we are featuring a warm & cozy alpaca scarf by Morgan Hale. Using three cones of our 3/10 Alpaca Weaving Yarn, Morgan wove this colorful design using alternating twill blocks to create a unique optical illusion. See all the details below and purchase a kit to get started! 

Free Pattern to Weave this Alpaca Block Twill Scarf
                     
Free Pattern to Weave this Alpaca Block Twill Scarf
                     

Materials 

Warp & Weft: 3 x 1/2 lb cones of 3/10 Alpaca Weaving Yarn

Kits: Each kit contains enough yarn to weave a scarf that measures approximately 13" W x 84" L (+fringe). You will have plenty of left over yarn to use in other projects, as well. Morgan designed this scarf with a solid color warp and a color blocked weft but feel free to experiment with your own variations of this design. 

Free Pattern to Weave this Alpaca Block Twill Scarf

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Free Pattern to Weave this Alpaca Block Twill Scarf
                     
Free Pattern to Weave this Alpaca Block Twill Scarf
                     

Project Notes

  • Tools Required: 4 shaft loom, 12 dent reed, shuttle & bobbins
  • EPI: 12
  • Width at Reed: 14" + an extra 8 threads
  • Warp Ends: 176 
  • Warp Length: 3 yards
  • Draft: Alternating Twill Blocks (see draft below)
  • Finished Dimensions: 13" x 84" L (+ fringe)
  • Finishing Details: Knotted 5" fringe on each side
  • Care Instructions: Hand wash cold with a mild detergent, lay flat to dry
Free Pattern to Weave this Alpaca Block Twill Scarf
                     
Free Pattern to Weave this Alpaca Block Twill Scarf
                     

Pattern 

Warp: Wind your warp with Color A for a total of 176 warp ends. Feel free to experiment with warp stripes instead of a solid color if that strikes your fancy. 

Weft Color Order: Repeat the following pattern for a total of 84". Each block of 14" is made up of 10 twill pattern squares.

  • 14" Color B
  • 14" Color A 
  • 14" Color C
  • 14" Color B
  • 14" Color A
  • 14" Color C
Free Pattern to Weave this Alpaca Block Twill Scarf

Morgan adapted this Alternating Block Twill draft from a pattern found on handweaving.net. Feel free to adjust the number of repeats depending on how tightly you pack the weft picks. 

Finishing: Morgan writes, "One thing I noticed with this pattern is that the alternating twill makes it hard to get perfect selvedges. It bothered me a bit while I was weaving but once it’s off the loom, and worn it’s really not noticeable. I chose to do knotted fringe on this scarf even though I usually do a hemstitched edge on most of my scarves. I think the hand knotting gives this scarf a little extra depth." 

Tip: You can also add 1 floating selvedge to each side to minimize this issue. For more information on floating selvedges, check out this page on the Schacht website. 

About The Artist 

Morgan Hale’s work aims to be ethereal and relaxing, evoking a feeling of calm in the viewer. Her pieces focus on melding the texture, pattern and color of mid century and vintage designs with a modern, minimalist aesthetic. 

While she enjoys working in a variety of mediums, her main focus, and love, is weaving on her large floor loom. She finds the process of weaving relaxing and meditative, and is propelled by its repetitive rhythm and movement. 

Morgan graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fine Arts, Fibers. She currently resides and works in New York City.

Artist Morgan Hale

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