Indigo Dreams Woven Scarf v.1

Pattern: Um... no pattern I guess. Just a plain woven scarf done on my Schacht Cricket Loom.

Yarn: Sweet Fiber Yarns Super Sweet Sock in Indigo Dreams for the warp and TFA 75/25 merino silk fingering in Slate for the weft.

Ravelry project page here.

A while ago my friend Shireen wove this gorgeous scarf using a discontinued TFA multi and every once in a while it would pop into my head and I'd remember how much I loved it and how much I wanted to try the palindrome weaving technique. I purchased this beautiful skein of Indigo Dreams sock yarn from Sweet Fiber Yarns some time ago and as soon as it arrived I realized that it was calling out to be this scarf! I gave this scarf to my mother in law and she was appropriately enthusiastic about it and has worn it several times since I gave it to her at Christmas so I guess that parting with it was the right call... difficult though it was! I'm calling this scarf v.1 because I love it so much and it was so hard to part with it and I think that I have just enough yarn left over to make a second scarf that I get to keep! Although for the second scarf I think I'll use a different colourway for the weft, not that I don't love how this one turned out with Slate, just that I think it would be fun to see what a difference a new colour would make, I'm thinking of weaving with a light turquoise rather than a grey. 

Warping the loom to ensure that the colours lined up just so proved to be very easy. I didn't have to cut the yarn at all, probably because the skein was dyed in basically two chunks of colour (the blue and the grey). I was worried that I would lose a lot of yardage in this step, that I'd have to cut and tie on new lengths to keep the colours straight, and am thankful that I didn't have to waste any yarn.

When giving knits to family I like to make sure that there is just the slightest bit of baby drool on the tassels... I don't think that Nana minds. ;)