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Free Weaving Pattern Beginner Textured Cotton Scarf for Rigid Heddle Loom

Textured Cotton Scarf

A scarf for all seasons and all skill levels woven with Mallo Cotton Slub

Pattern by Emma Rhodes, woven by Elizabeth Springett for GIST: Yarn & Fiber

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Free Weaving Pattern Beginner Textured Cotton Scarf for Rigid Heddle Loom

Materials 

Warp & Weft: 2 cones of Mallo Cotton Slub (1/2 lb cones, 1,500 yd/lb)

Kits: Each kit includes plenty of yarn to weave 1 scarf that measures approximately 11.5" W x 64" L + 2" fringe on each side after washing

Project Notes

  • Tools Required: Rigid heddle loom at least 15" wide, 12 dent reed, boat shuttle & bobbin or stick shuttle
  • EPI: 12 
  • PPI: 12
  • Width at Reed: 14" 
  • Warp Ends: 168
  • Warp Length: 3.5 yards (126"), includes 24" of loom waste
  • Draft: Tabby (plain weave)               
  • Total warp yarn used: ~595 yards 
  • Total weft yarn used: ~654 yards 
  • Woven Length: (measured under tension on the loom) ~75"
  • Finished Dimensions: ~11.5" W x 64" L + 2" fringe on each side after washing
  • Finishing Details: Hemstitch in groups of 6, trim fringe to 2" on each side               
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, air dry or tumble dry low, press as needed
Free Weaving Pattern Beginner Textured Cotton Scarf for Rigid Heddle Loom

Instructions

1. Warp the loom using your preferred method (direct or indirect) with a total of 168 warp ends, 3.5 yards long. Center for a weaving width of 14" and sley 1 end per hole and slot in a 12 dent heddle on a rigid heddle loom. If you are using a multi-shaft loom, tread for plain weave and sley 1 end per dent in a 12 dent reed. 

2. Begin and end your scarf by hemstitching in groups of 6 threads. Weave until your scarf measures approximately 75" long in loom under tension. Aim for a balanced weave with 12 picks per inch. 

3. Machine wash cold and air dry, or tumble dry low if you prefer. Press warm with lots of steam. Trim fringe to 2" or both sides. 

Free Weaving Pattern Beginner Textured Cotton Scarf for Rigid Heddle Loom
March 06, 2020 — Emma Rhodes