Two years ago I made this scarf:
It’s the yarn equivalent of endless soup. The lighter purple was originally knit into socks, then frogged when they shrank and made into i-cord, then after a while I made more i-cord out of sock yarn and wove a scarf out of it.
Which I never wore. It was a) a bit boring and b) too thick and rigid.
I was going to pull it apart, right back to yarn. But every time I went to do it I had to admit, the fabric the i-cord wove into was rather nice. Just not as a scarf.
On Monday I was thinking about my new pin loom and thought I’d finally pull apart the I-cord Scarf and use the yarn to weave some squares. But to convince myself once and for all that it was worth undoing all that work I draped it over the dress model.
And then the solution hit me. Maybe it was seeing all the interesting weaving on the weekend – particularly the saori weaving – but it occurred to me that if the scarf is too wide I can just pull out some warp yarns on one or both sides and they’ll turn into a loopy fringe. Or I could pull them out in the middle. I’ve woven scarves with loops at one or both sides, but not one with loose weft in the centre.
So I got to work, and in a little while I had this:
Much less rigid and much more interesting! A scarf I want to wear.
(And another item off the craft to-do list.)