Woven Asymmetric Plaid Scarf Directions

Where does the time go? I cannot believe how long it’s been since Michelle and I have shared a post, but life and other obligations sometimes get their talons in you and relentlessly pull! Today, however, it feels so Autumn outside and inside… a pumpkin candle is flickering in the fall air that is gently wafting through the open window… and I’m missing Wee Folk Art. So… move over other obligations… I want to spend some time right here, right now! When autumn rolls around, I’m always drawn to fiber crafts. A couple of years ago I got a rigid heddle loom. For one glorious autumn I made a stack of scarves for Christmas gifts. The loom was then put away as I poured myself into Wee Folk Art’s Homeschooling program, Cultural Connections. Now, as our new school year settles in, I find I once more have time to dust off the loom. Given the fact that I gave away every single scarf I made, the first one off my loom this year is just for me! I call it my Woven Asymmetric Plaid Scarf and it is so pretty in pink! Although I hold no claims to being a pro at weaving, I’m including the Woven Asymmetric Plaid Scarf Directions… in my own weaving jargon… here for anyone interested in giving it a go themselves!

Woven Asymmetric Plaid Scarf
Finished Woven Asymmetric Plaid Scarf

Disclaimer: I am a new weaver and not up on all of the standard directions. I am doing this as much for a record for me as I am for everyone else! So, bear with me, and if you have suggestions or corrections, by all means share! My feelings will not be hurt and your expertise WILL be appreciated! ((hugs)) ~Kimara~

Materials

Directions

I began by direct warping the loom in the following pattern:

21Pink, 9White, 3P, 6W, 3P, 3W, 3P

Woven Asymmetric Plaid Scarf
Loom After Warping

The warp threads were 90″ long.

I wove the scarf using the following pattern:

  • 1″ pink
  • 1/2″ white
  • 1/2″ pink
  • 1″ white
  • 1/2″ pink
  • 1 1/2″ white
  • 65″ pink
  • 1 1/2″ white
  • 1/2″ pink
  • 1″ white
  • 1/2″ pink
  • 1/2″ white
  • 1″ pink
Woven Asymmetric Plaid Scarf
The middle 65″ of the scarf

As I was weaving the middle 65″ of the scarf, I used a yarn needle and scraps of yarn to mark every completed 5″ of weaving. I also made note of my progress on a piece of paper. When I reached 65″, I started the plaid border in reverse on the other end.

Woven Asymmetric Plaid Scarf
Twisted fringe

After removing the scarf from the loom, I cut the warp ends 6 1/2″ long to make the fringe. The fringe is a twisted fringe. To create the fringe, grab 2 strands of the fringe and twist to the right until a tight twist is made. While holding these two pieces together, grab the next 2 pieces of fringe, and twist them to the right like you did the first. Now, holding all 4 pieces of twisted fringe together as one, twist them to the left until a tight twist is made. Knot all 4 pieces together near the end. Trim uneven ends.

I went through and trimmed all the ends from yarn where I made color changes about 1″. Because my yarn was washable, I simply washed it on delicate in the washing machine and dried it in the dryer on low temp. When the scarf was dried, I clipped the yarn ends close to the scarf. My Woven Asymmetric Plaid Scarf is now ready to wear as soon as the temps drop below 50 degrees!

Woven Asymmetric Plaid Scarf
All done and ready to wear!

First Posted: 9-10-2019

Sep 10, 2019Kimara