Somewhere over the Rainbow

Multi-coloured yarns often look so beautiful in the hank, but I can never find a knitting pattern that doesn’t make me hate the way the colours line up. The unpredictable pooling is really not my thing and intentional pooling – no matter how beautiful – just seems to take too much fidgeting and redoing. Unfortunately for my wallet, I have found what does make multi-colours shine: weaving.

Meet my newest crafting-thing, an Ashford Knitter’s Loom (50 cm wide). I was so jealous of all the gorgeous scarves and stoles showing up in the Wollmeiseholics Anonymous group on Ravelry, that I had to have a loom of my own. I haven’t been using it very much yet, but I am wearing the first proper scarf I have woven.

By now I’m quite a bit further along with the second one than the photo shows, and I am loving the way it turns out. The colours form a kind of – but not quite – plaid which is absolutely lovely. I do hope to finish it soon, because I think there might be someone who would be very happy with a scarf like this. Luckily I’m not in too much of a hurry; it’s still bloody cold around here.

 

Statistics:

  • Wollmeise 100% – Raku Regenbogen
  • 10 dent heddle
  • 96 warp ends