Sublime often comes in simple packages, as in this scarf, where a heavenly cashmere silk-blend yarn meets the lovely leno lace pattern.
Leno is one of a family of hand-manipulated weaves that are worked in front of the rigid heddle, by twisting, wrapping, or otherwise manipulating the yarn so that you can create a host of beautiful patterns. There are a number of ways leno can be worked. Each method follows the same principlewarp threads are crossed so that they lay twisted in the finished cloth.
This pattern provides detailed step-by-step photos on how to work Leno and best of all its free! If you like this pattern consider buying one of Yarnworker's other pattern and support a working weaver.
Like you, yarn is a big part of our lives. Yarnworker is a collective of designers that create for the rigid heddle loom. Yarnworker is the brainchild of Liz Gipson. Liz and a few of her friends publish their patterns under this label. Visit our new website, yarnworker.com.