Cozy Merino Rigid Heddle Scarf

by Sarah Resnick

Free Pattern Weave a Cozy Merino Wool Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Cozy Merino Rigid Heddle Scarf 

*Please note, we no longer carry this yarn, but you are welcome to use this pattern as inspiration!*

This oh-so-simple scarf by Sarah Resnick is made with 3 skeins of soft and cozy Merino Wool Weaving Yarn. Three shades of blue create a gradation of color through stripes in the warp and weft. This scarf is designed to be woven on a rigid heddle loom but can also be made on a floor or table loom. 

If you are just getting started with weaving this an ideal project to dive into! For more information on choosing a rigid heddle loom, download our free guide here: Guide to Choosing and Using your First Rigid Heddle Loom

Free Pattern Weave a Cozy Merino Wool Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom
                     
Free Pattern Weave a Cozy Merino Wool Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom
                     

Materials 

Warp & Weft:3 skeins of Merino Wool Weaving Yarn 

Free Pattern Weave a Cozy Merino Wool Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Project Notes

  •  Tools Required: Rigid heddle loom8 dent reed, stick shuttles, fringe twister 
  •  EPI: 8  
  •  Width at Reed: 9"  
  •  Warp Ends: 72 
  •  Warp Length: 3 yards
  •  Draft: Tabby weave 
  •  Finished Dimensions: One scarf that measures approximately 8" W x 80" L including fringe 
  •  Finishing Details: Hem stitch, 4" twisted fringe on each side 
  •  Care Instructions: Hand wash cold with a mild detergent, lay flat to dry
Free Pattern Weave a Cozy Merino Wool Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom
                    
Free Pattern Weave a Cozy Merino Wool Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom
                     

Pattern 

Color A = Blue Pansy, Color B = Spruce Blue, Color C = Bluet 

Warp Color Order:Wind a warp in the following order for a total of 72 warp ends. You can use the direct or indirect warping method for this scarf. 

  • 24 ends of Color A
  • 24 ends of Color B
  • 24 ends of Color C 

Weft Color Order:Weave the following color block sequence for a total of ~72". Measure the length of your stripes when the loom is not under tension for the most accurate measurement. Begin and end your scarf with hem stitch (tutorial here) and make sure to leave enough room for fringe. Feel free to experiment with your own pattern of weft stripes throughout the scarf! 

  • 24" of Color A
  • 24" of Color B
  • 6" of Color C
  • 6" of Color B
  • 9" of Color A
  • 3" of Color C 

Finishing:Once you have finished, cut the scarf off the loom and hand wash in cold water with a mild detergent. When the scarf is dry, trim the fringe to about 4" on each side and use a fringe twister to finish.

Free Pattern Weave a Cozy Merino Wool Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom

About Sarah Resnick

Sarah Resnick is the founder of GIST: Yarn & Fiber, and the host of the Weave podcast. She learned how to weave in Toronto in 2009, and was hauling a Craigslist loom up to her apartment two months later...she's never looked back since! Other parts of her fiber journey included selling handwoven baby wraps, helping to launch a sewing factory in Fall River, Massachusetts, and creating Jewish ritual textiles for people celebrating life cycle events. The thread that winds through everything she does is a passion for building systems that directly support farmers, manufacturers, and artists to bring value and beauty into the world. 

Sarah Resnick


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