|The Warp||Worsted wool blanket yarn Esito, tex 143×3, 1 kg = 2300 m.|
width 99,75 cm
|Weft||There is no need for weft.|
The triangle scarf was published in Mallikerta issue 4/2018.
What is this?
The warp end is broken, but the weaver is still smiling. No worries, this is the way it should be when you weave a tringle scarf.
Weave a triangle!
You can weave only one triangle scarf at a time. The warp is made and the loom is dressed in the normal way, but the weaving is unlike normal shooting weft from edge to edge.
For weaving the triangle two persons is needed, the weaver and the assistant “snapper”. There is no need for weft, you shoot warp threads one by one in the shed.
The length of the warp for triangle scarf is same as the width of the warp + length for tying warp ends on the clothbeam rod + take-up. The suitable length for a woollen warp is the width of the warp + approx. 80 cm.
Choose simple basic weaves for scarf as plain weave and twills. The unusual shape of the scarf and the direction of the threads bring enough interest into the fabric. Stripes highlights the triangle shape.
INTSTRUCTIONS FOR WINDING THE WARP
87 threads white
2 ” red
12 ” white
2 ” mustard yellow
6 ” white
9 ” orange
9 ” white
2 ” red
18 ” mustard yellow
105 ” white = the middle
Wind the other edge as reversed (start with 18 threads mustard yellow…)
399 threads in total.
AMOUNT OF WEFT YARN NEEDED
Worsted wool blanket yarn, Esito
7000 white 248 g
7030 mustard yellow 27 g
7027 orange 13 g
7022 red 4 g
292 g in total
Dress the loom as usual. Scarf has fringes on two edges, the other you get from the tie-on at the beginning and the other from warp threads shooted as the weft. Do not use too much length of the warp when tying the warp ends on the clothbeam rod (15 cm is enough for the fringe). Otherwise the warp can run out before you have the whole trinagle shape weaved.
Two persons are needed to weave the triangle scarf. The other is a weaver on the bench and the other stands behind the back bar of the loom. The one behind the loom cuts the warp thread on the edge of warp beam rod and the weaver pulls out the thred in front of the beater and shoots the thread in the shed.
DENISTY OF THE FABRIC
The density of the weft threads in the fabric must be the same as the warp density in the reed, in this project there are 4 threads/cm. When too loosely woven, the warp can run out before you have the triangle shape finished.
Tie the warp threads using overhand knots. There is 4 threads in one knot. Cut the fringe to an even length.
The weave in this scarf is 3-shaft twill, but it can also be for example plain weave or batavia twill.
In principle all the weaves are suitable, but take notice to the edge and fabric, if the edge is firm enough with the weave and does the weave emphesize the unusual form of the scarf.
Steps for weaving the triangle scarf
1. The assistant behind the loom cuts the first warp end loop and gives the first thread according to the threading to the weaver.
The assistant keeps the other thread of the end loop in her/his hand.
2. The weaver pulls the thread out of the heddle and out from the reed, winds it to the shuttle and shoots into the shed.
The edge is weaved as usual, not too tight but neither so loose that the yarn forms loops at the edge.
The edge is easy to weave, if the assistant keeps tension in the threads already cut.
Leave the weaved threads end hanging out of the edge, they will be the fringe.
The assistant gives the second warp end to the weaver. The weaver pulls it in front of the reed and weaves it into the next shed.
3. Weaving continues in the same way with cutting and shooting the weft. Cut the warp ends in the same order as they are in the threading.
While weaving, tie the tails of the weft at the edge with temporary loose knots. This keep the edge neat and firm.
The fabric is slanting from the edge left. The weave is finished, when the last warp end is weaved into the shed.
Tie a warp stick or a shaft on the warp beam rod, or attach the masking tape on the threads to keep them in order while dressing the loom.
The scarf is nearly woven! Tie the bundle of thread ends at the edge with loose temporary knots. When finishing the work open the knots and tie the ends with overhand knots.