Double Width ShawlDesigned by Christine Jablonski
This soft cotton shawl is woven as double width cloth—a magical technique that allows you to weave cloth twice the width of your loom. With two heddles and two pick-up sticks you will weave two layers of fabric simultaneously, that are connected at one edge. When taken off the loom, the cloth unfolds to a wide, beachy shawl. Order a kit.
Unfortunately, I learned the hard way, after hours of warping, that this does not work well with a Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom. There are no places for the necessary two heddles. There is a way to work around this, but I didn’t find it satisfactory. The instructions are quite confusing, as well. I found a couple of YouTube videos that were extremely helpful, one of which explained why I wasn’t able to use the Cricket Loom for this.
This was the first time I’ve tried double width weaving on a rigid heddle. Once I figured out warping (a me problem not the pattern) I was off to the races.