As promised, the tale of two scarves. If you read my post yesterday you may recall I was experimenting with purposely pooling a palindrome dyed skein of "Socks That Rock".
From a distance the first scarf actually looks pretty good. The drape is fantastic and the colours remained vibrant and eye catching.
I quite like it and will most likely get some wear out of it -- but --
If you look closely at the above picture, and the one immediately below, you will see how badly the thread weft "wandered". Initially my beat was very even and straight, but after the scarf was taken from the loom, and the warp relaxed overnight, the weft drifted all over the place, making it have squiggly lines in places.
Despite the squiggles it still looks good when worn, if you don't get up too close and all analytical.
I'm much happier with the second try on the same warp. This time I used 10/2 mercerized cotton as weft and had no problem with the weft wandering. The playful Saori side of me came to the forefront with this one too, and threw in stripes of various colours and widths, thrum inclusions with dangling tails,
and a few inlay shapes.
The loop shape makes it easy to wear too. No fear of it falling off! I think it would be great under a blazer.