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Monday, November 17, 2014

Rigid Heddle Weaving - Woven Pinwheel Winter Scarf

Woven Pinwheel Scarf

Pinwheel Winter Scarf 

This scarf uses a pickup stick to create the pinwheel pattern.  This is an 8-row pickup stick repeat pattern.  After each 8-row repeat, you change the color of the yarn.  Each side of this scarf has a plain weave edge, which sets off the pinwheel pattern.  While this pattern is not a first time project, it is not that difficult once you have mastered the basics of rigid heddle weaving.

Skill level:  Intermediate 

Yarn used:
Cascade 220® (red)                               Tosh vintage (gray)
by Cascade Yarns                                  by madelinetosh
Worsted / 10 ply                                    Worsted / 10 ply
100% Wool                                           100% Merino
220 yards / 100 grams                            200 yards

Loom used:
Schacht Cricket loom
Heddle size: 8

Warping Length: 100"
Weaving Length:
72 ends

Warping pattern:
8 ends of gray
8 ends of red
8 ends of gray
8 ends of red
8 ends of gray
8 ends of red
8 ends of gray
8 ends of red
8 ends of gray



Lift pattern for Weft (alternate gray/red every 8 rows):


Pick 1: Heddle in Neutral.
Under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 4.
Repeat till last stripe: over 4, under 4. |
Last stripe: over 4, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1.

Pick 2: Heddle in Neutral.
Over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 3.
Repeat for each stripe until the last one: over 3, under 1, over 1, under 3.
Last stripe: over 3, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1.

Pick 3: Heddle in Neutral.
Under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 2.
Repeat for each strip until the last one: over 2, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 2.
Last stripe: over 2, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1.

Pick 4: Heddle in down position plain weave.

Pick 5: Heddle in up position plain weave.

Pick 6: Heddle in Neutral.
Over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 2.
Repeat for each stripe until the last one: under 2, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 2.
Last stripe: under 2, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1.

Pick 7: Heddle in Neutral.
Under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 3.
Repeat for each stripe until the last one: under 3, over 1, under 1, over 3.
Last stripe: under 3, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1.

Pick 8: Heddle in Neutral.
Over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 4.
Repeat for each stripe until the last one: under 4, over 4.
Last stripe: under 4, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1.

Be sure to give this a good soak in hot tap water with a bid of  wool wash (I use Eucalan). This will tighten up your weaving and give your pinwheels definition.  After a soak, roll in a towel and then hang to dry.  Fringe can be twisted or left plain.  

Woven Pinwheel Scarf