The trouble with enjoying my weaving is that I start to get ideas. I wonder, "what if I did this," or "what if I changed that." So too with the spaced dyed yarn weaving. As I worked on the 1st space dyed yarn blanket, the wheels were already turning with ideas for another.
Here's what the turning wheels produced over the weekend:
This one definitely has a more plaid-like look than the first one.
I did nothing special to line up the color sequences of the space dyed yarn. I measured and wove as it came off the skein.
- Yarn: Red Heart TLC, worsted weight acrylic knitting yarn
- Structure: plain weave
- Warp ends: 360
- Sett: 8 epi
- Picks Per Inch: 8
- Width on loom: 45 inches
- Length on loom: didn't measure
- Finished size: 39 x 44 inches woven, with crochet edging 41 x 46 inches
- Wet finishing: soak in warm water for about an hour, then machine wash and dry with a dryer sheet to soften the hand.
- Edge finishing: machine zig zagged cut edges, then crochet shells
- Row 1 - single crochet
- Row 2 - shells - *5 DC in one stitch, skip 2 stitches, one SC, skip 2 more*, repeat
- Color value - the first blanket's yarns had more light and dark contrast
- Color transition - the change of colors in the first blanket's yarns are more obvious. In this blanket, the color changes are subtle.
However, what I'm supposed to be doing at the moment, is getting ready for the Complex Weavers Tied Weaves Study Group which commenced this month. And I am, I promise. In fact I've begun a review of summer & winter weave. I'll see how well I can write that out next time.
Posted 7 Oct. 2008 at http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.com
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