Ode is melange-dyed, where different colors and shades are blended together, creating a rich, unique hue that imparts depth to your weaving. A generous sett and light touch when weaving means projects weave up quickly on both rigid heddle and multi-shaft looms. This lofty, luxurious yarn blooms into spectacularly soft scarves and shawls when wet-finished, and can be used with Array for home decor overshot projects or blankets and large garments that may require a bit of structure.
I absolutely love this yarn. I have reviewed it before, but came back to post photos of the latest scarves that I have made — cream for me, and the others for Christmas gifts.
Each color is itself so rich and subtly varied that they shine most as single colors (based on a lot of sampling). I find it works beautifully with pickup stick patterns on my rigid heddle loom. All of my scarves have various warp and weft floats; some are identical on each side and some have two different but equally attractive sides.
I think this yarn would make a fantastic big wrap, and I will probably use all the odds and ends to make a patchwork-style blanket.
Love the Ode Alpaca. Very strong for the warp, and easy to work with as the weft. Results are stunning!!
Order it. Make the scarf. Treat yourself. Ode does not disappoint! It is very easy to work with and SO SOFT! Already planning my next project!
Having made one scarf in Cream Ode, I purchased four more cones in different colors: straw, moss, basil and agate. I then made many swatches using 2–4 colors and a variety of color-and-weave and pickup stick patterns.
The result was that I found the colors more effective on their own than mixed. Each color is beautifully heathered, but that quality seems to recede when contrasting colors are introduced, and the result was muddy. At least, that was what I thought with these particular colors.
So I am going to make single-color scarves as Christmas gifts. using both warp and weft floats, which creates depth (and therefore warmth) and a light-and-shadow effect that creates all sorts of subtle color variation from a single shade of this gorgeous alpaca.
I would have loved to have received this. Was told to reorder it since it wasn’t their problem that it was not delivered. I will shop somewhere else who uses UPS instead of the USPS for delivery.
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