Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Weaving With Sock Yarns

Lana Grossa Meilenweit Rainbow #406
Are you enticed by the wide variety of sock yarns now available, hoping for some way to wear them besides on your feet, but daunted by sweater projects that require skein after skein of hand painted sock yarn?

With the affordable and approachable Cricket Loom you can weave great scarves with less yardage than an average adult pair of socks. The scarf shown to the left used 2/3 of one skein Lana Grossa Meilenweit Rainbow.

Different warp and weft options can display hand paints in whole new ways. In this example a long striping sock yarn was put in both warp and weft. This creates small lengthwise stripes with larger sections of colors going the other way that bleed into each other like brush strokes.

A woven scarf has great drape and will keep you warm without added bulk around your neck -- and is perfectly reversible!

We offer ongoing "Introduction To Weaving" classes designed to get you started with a Rigid Heddle Loom. As you get familiar with the loom you will find basic scarves like the one shown above can be completed in record time -- making them perfect holiday gifts.

Schacht Cricket Looms are in stock and ready for you to enjoy.

Email, call (401-762-0671), or visit us today to schedule your first lesson.

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