Mixed Twill Scarf

by Elizabeth Springett

Handwoven Mixed Twill Scarf

Mixed Twill Scarf

Inspired by traditional twill samplers, this scarf combines point twill, balanced twill, and broken twill for a bold visual effect. The slub texture of Mallo softens the linear pattern, as if it were drawn by hand. 

You can download an updated version of this pattern and purchase a kit here.

Designed by Elizabeth Springett for Gist Yarn.

Handwoven Mixed Twill Scarf


Warp: 1 cone of Mallo Cotton Slub in Natural (1/2 lb cone, 1500 yds/lb), approximately 603 yards required

Weft: 1 cone of Mallo Cotton Slub in Coal (1/2 lb cone, 1500 yds/lb), approximately 424 yards required


Loom: 4 shaft table or floor loom at least 18" wide

Reed: 8 dent reed sleyed 1-2-2-2, or 12 dent reed sleyed 1-1-1-1-1-2

Shuttles: 1

Bobbins: 1

Other: Fringe twister (optional)



Technique: Twill

EPI: 14  

PPI: 14  

Width at Reed: ~15.5"

Warp Ends: 218 (includes 2 floating selvedges)

Warp Length: 2.79 yards (100.5"), includes 30" for loom waste and shrinkage 

Woven Length (measured under tension on the loom): 70.5" 

Finishing: Hemstitch, hand wash in cold water and lay flat to dry, trim fringe to 2.5" 

Finished Size: 15" W x 65" L + 2.5" fringe on each side 

Care: Hand or machine wash cold delicate cycle, lay flat to dry



Color A - Mallo Cotton Slub in Natural

Color B - Mallo Cotton Slub in Coal

Weaving Draft - Mixed Twill Scarf

1. Wind a warp using Color A with 216 ends, 2.79 yards long. Dress the loom using your preferred method. 

2. Thread according to the draft. Sley 1-2-2-2 in an 8 dent reed or 1-1-1-1-1-2 in a 12 dent reed, centering for a weaving width of ~15.5". Add a floating selvedge on both sides for a total of 218 warp ends. 

3. Using Color B, begin and end the scarf with 1/2" of plain weave and hemstitch. Treadle according to the draft until the scarf measures approximately 70.5" in loom. 

4. Hand wash in cold water and lay flat to dry. Trim fringe to 2.5" on each side.

Handwoven Mixed Twill Scarf

About Elizabeth Springett

Elizabeth Springett is the CEO and CCG (Creative Color Guru) at WovenSeas Weaving Studio in Norwood MA. Elizabeth states often how she loves to weave but in fact what her real passion is is the technical design and color work it takes to create cloth. Specializing in utilitarian cloths such as towels, placemats, and rugs, all of natural fibers, Elizabeth sells her wares on her website. Twenty years in the apparel and home fashion industries designing and coloring fabrics offers many tips and tools for teaching new weavers how to weave. As Elizabeth bikes along Rhode Island's East Bay Bike Path, she sees inspiration in the beautiful land, sea and sky. 

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