Edging

I think one of the huge draws of weaving at the moment is where I have it set up. If I sit there during the day and the day is sunny, the sun streams into that window and it makes me warm and happy. Since we are in the middle of winter, this is quite a balm for my soul.

This morning I got up, made a cup of coffee, and sat down at the loom again. Bug decided she wanted to listen to Anne of Avonlea, so this made for a morning of relative quiet, which was soothing.

I talked yesterday about my edges. I didn’t like them and was constantly trying to fix them. I think I have, at least as well as can be expected in this project. I also think I’ve learned enough to make significant changes in the next project. I am glad that I made this scarf rather long. While I tried to just use stash stuff that I had no major attachment to, the resulting color combination is so beautiful that I can’t stand not having this scarf work out. So, I do believe once it is done, I’ll end up sewing it into a cowl, just removing the end where the edges are truly awful. I am going to assume it will be long enough for that.

All I have for you today is a few edge pictures. This may not be overly interesting to anyone else, but I feel the need to document it.

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As for  Month O’Socks, I’ve not been doing much sock knitting. I did get a few rounds done yesterday on the Vintage socks, and a few rows done on the socks for my mom, but there really isn’t enough of interest to post about. That being said, Ummeyusuf finished her first pair and they are awesome! I love the combination of colorwork with strips.

4 thoughts on “Edging

  1. I used to use floating selvages to keep edges straight and I left them in the weaving. However, I did find this tip to use fishing line as floating selvages to keep edges straight. http://blog.yarn.com/tuesdays-weaving-tip-using-fishing-line-for-your-selvages/ The difference is the fishing line is removed after the fabric is taken off the loom. Because the floating selvage doesn’t go through heddles, I think a coloured fishing line would be easier to see than clear as one does need to take the warp over the float at the start and under the float at the end of each shuttle pass.

    • I use a red fishing line, and it works great. I find that it makes a difference on the gauge of the fishing line versus the thickness of the threads, so you have to be judicious. I also find it works better with wool versus cottons and linens. Happy Weaving!

  2. Thank you both so much for your tips. My aunt showed me using the warp yarn for selvedges, but the youtube series I used didn’t mention it so I tried without. I am sold now on giving it a try on my next project!

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