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[Weaving#1] Simple scarf

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Done, still have to wash & block though.

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Rigid Heddle Weaving taught by Angela Tong

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Category Weaving
Type Clothing
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Stripey hand-painted yarn in chocolate & fuchsia. Found in my long neglected stash. Already wound up so I can't be certain where I got it from, but I vaguely remember it's from Knitting Goddess (UK). 75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon. Fingering weight (425m/100g). The scarf weighs 62g including fringes, before-shrinking & blocking. 16" Kromski Harp. 10 dent. 2.1m warp (?). 42 (84 ends). I tried to weave it loosely on purpose in order to achieve a light fabric so I can wear it in autumn. But after I finished, I start to worry if it can survive a few washes... Well. We'll see. All in all. I quite like it. Weaving is amazing and almost therapeutic. The bonus is: I tried to knit the yarn up into socks before and totally hated the it -- I found the narrow one-row stripes annoying. I frogged it and let it sit in my stash for years and had absolutely no intention to use it again. I picked this yarn for my first weaving project just for the sake to get rid of it. Surprisingly, the faux-plaid effects upon woven up is quite pleasing! I like it. Like it very much. Now I know what I can do with my stash of previously unwanted stripey handpainted yarn! Thanks Angela for the excellent lessons and bringing new life to my unloved stash. :)

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What are you most proud of? Turned the unwanted unloved yarn into something I'd love to wear.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? (1) DON'T BE AFRAID. Never fear if it'll look ugly or what. After all, it's the first weaving project. It's destined to look imperfect. Who cares? You'll be having fun regardless. (2) Watch the first few videos first before attempting to start. (3) Use the right yarn for the available dent or use the right dent for the yarn. I was stupid enough to try to warp it up with a worsted weight wool which was disastrous.

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