Friday, August 11, 2006

Weaving with Sock Yarn

Sock yarn makes great scarves! You can use it for your warp and your weft for super easy and fast weaving.I like to add a strand of lace weight mohair to the weft to add softness and drape. Being a superwash yarn I like what a little wool does in the finishing by filling in the spaces.
I have to admit that when I saw the scarves in the Ashford Knitters loom book with the sock yarn scarves I had to try them, and then I was hooked! I have also used Mountain Colours Barefoot sock yarn, which weaves up beautifully.
The mohair in it makes for a gorgeous hand and drape.
I can't wait to see what Opal will be offering for new colours this Fall.
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