Season 3: Episode 7: Double Width, Double Layers

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  • #91669

    Ginette
    Keymaster

    Hi Susan,

    Are you able to weave a small sample? That’s probably the best way to determine if you’d be happy with both yarns in the warp. Just weave a small sample, maybe 12 inches wide.

    #91547

    Susan Jaken
    Participant

    The Shetland wool comes in many beautiful colors, but not the type of yellow-green olive I am looking for. The Borg Vavstuga 6/2 Tuna wool does come in this color.  Although these wools have similar weights/yd and recommended setts, the Tuna is much softer and thicker.  Can I mix these yarns in the warp I was planning, or is it better to use only a single type for the double width blanket?

    #91498

    Ginette
    Keymaster

    Hi Sue,

    OMG it’s great! Love those colours too 🙂 They are slightly addictive to weave when you know how that’s for sure. They are so much fun to weave.

    #91496

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    👏👏👏, Sue!

    #91439

    Sue
    Participant

    Hi Ginette,

    imageherewith the finished article woven on leftover rep warp which isn’t very pretty but helped me greatly with the technique. Thought I might make some more seasonally coloured bags for Christmas!  Easy when you know how!

    #91419

    Ginette
    Keymaster

    Hi Susan,

    The draft is for unwashed Harrisville so you’re all good to go to make your warp and try this technique, you’ll enjoy weaving double width  🙂

    #91374

    Susan Jaken
    Participant

    I have unwashed Harrisville Shetland cones.  I’m not sure if Jane’s instructions are for washed or unwashed Harrisville Shetland or whether it  makes a difference.  Would appreciate advice on proceeding or not with the unwashed version.

    #89841

    Freda
    Participant

    I finished my shawl and I love it!  Can’t see fold.  I have not brushed it.   Love the drape.   Learned a lot by doing sample first. Now I want to do more.  Perhaps  softer yarn.  Maybe a zephyr shawl?

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    #89840

    Ginette
    Keymaster

    No problem Sue! Let us know if it worked out and show pics if you can!

    #89803

    Sue
    Participant

    Hi Ginette, I’m sorry to seem so helpless amongst all this lovely work that is being shared .  What I couldn’t make sense of last night was the actual placement of the T’s and B’s in the tube section. I remember Jane’s chanting now. I hope it will be fairly plain sailing from here on.  Thanks so much for your speedy help.

    #89796

    Ginette
    Keymaster

    Jean & Lana, both your pieces are wonderful!

    #89795

    Ginette
    Keymaster

    Hi Sue,

    Are you weaving T, B, T, B and following the direction of the arrows on the draft with your shuttle? Basically, it’s lifting one of the T layers, then one B layers, then your 2nd T layer and finally your second B layer to make a continuous loop with your weft and that’ll create the tube.

    #89770

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    👏👏👏

    #89741

    Lana
    Participant

    My first double weave project!  It was a lot of fun.  Thanks Jane!

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    #89736

    Sue
    Participant

    No Ginette , unfortunately it didn’t but it’ s more positive than it was. I now have the middle working and one fold . I am following the top draught 1/2, 3/4 but just can’t think how to interpret the lifts for the tube so I can  get 2 folds! Please help. Thanks so much.

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