It seems every time I attempt to warp up the new loom, something interrupts me. Today I gave up and started a new project on the rigid heddle. Or rather, continued with it. When I took the woven roving off the other day I had half an hour to spare, so quickly warped up for the next project.
I’d decided it was going to be woven of leftover sock yarn, so I’d gathered together some scraps I thought would look good together:
Today I wound them onto bobbins.
The idea is, you throw the shuttle through the shed from right to left…
… hook it under another yarn (this doesn’t have to be on bobbins – leave it in a ball on the left)…
… and throw the shuttle back again. The two yarns are looped through each other. You can position where you want the change to be.
In this case, I’m trying to get a curvy wave. I’m also staggering the change of yarn/colour on either side.
You could change colours both sides at the same time. Then you could start the next centre line in a different place. You could stagger the position where the two yarns loop to get a ‘frayed’ line down the centre. I can think of a whole lot of variations.
But I have to say, getting the point where the two yarns loop around each other in exactly the position you want without the selvedges getting uneven is not as easy as it looks.
Still, it’s a lot of fun and a great use for leftover sock yarn!