Monday, November 9, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Handspun yarn

This is a scarf.  Well, not quite yet.  Right now it is just a group of skeins of some of my recent handspun yarn.  But it’s going to be a scarf.  The white tags on each skein have yardage information.

So, what has happened to the silk crackle?

Well, I’ve dyed the second skein, which turned out nicely. And I’m ready to dye the third skein of warp yarn.

But I really long to weave. 

Actually weaving the silk crackle is going to be awhile because of all the preparation steps that need to happen.

So, while I am doing that, I am going to make a dent in some of my handspun and weave a scarf for a Christmas present.

The red and green are really a bit too………too “Christmasy” for my taste.  But the green is going to appear only as two very narrow stripes, one on each side of the scarf.

There are 16 wraps per inch.  Looking at comparable yarns in the Halcyon yarn catalog, I find the a sett between 10 and 12 epi would be appropriate for twill.  I am skeptical, however.  I think I need to check with Osterkamp.

Related Post: Handspun and Computing Sett: Part III

"Interlude” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on November 9, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Delighted Hands said...

The actual weaving will do wonders for you........go throw that shuttle!

Leigh said...

What gorgeous yarn! Yum.

I'm longing for you to weave too. After all the careful planning, testing, and thoughtful deliberation, I'm looking forward to seeing that silk crackle on the loom.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you, Delighted Hands and Leigh. I am happily working.