A semi-wild-and-crazy scarf

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I recently made my third scarf on my 20inch Knitter’s Loom. While I thought I’d be eager to branch out from just plain weave (and worried that the rigid heddle would therefore bore me quickly), I actually find that there is something incredibly soothing about the plain weave, and it’s been a lot of fun to learn to play with color more so than texture.

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I took a plethora of blue stash yarns, all cottons (except for one superwash wool and one bamboo). The bamboo was varigated blue and green and the superwash was blue and white. I warped up the stash yarns fairly randomly, then used doubled metallic silver crochet cotton as the weft (I also snuck in some of the crochet cotton in the warp). I used the 7.5dpi reed, as most of the yarns were between sport and light bulky.

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I am very pleased with the results! I did have much more trouble than usual with the shed. My guess is that this is due to the fact I didn’t tie off the warp every time , I just skipped a few. I think that played a bit of havoc with my tension.

third scarf full length

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About Kristy Lamb

I recently finished my PhD in genetics at Yale and am currently a postdoc at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in NYC. I love science, people, and the fiber arts. We'll call it my muse. I taught myself to knit over Christmas break in 2002, when I was home from my sophomore year in college and was terribly bored. Despite starting with three big mistakes (very long aluminum needles, a very bad Coats & Clark how to knit book, and Lion Brand Homespun), I kept at knitting, even after that first 1/2 hour trying to tie a slipknot. Science...seems to be much the same process as the above.
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