This year’s vacation brought my husband and me to Pennsic, an annual medieval camping event held in Pennsylvania and associated with the Society for Creative Anachronism. It was a full week of camping in pre-17th century garb filled with classes and parties and activities. It was my first Pennsic, and although weather-challenging (Oh, the humidity!), it was overall unequivocally fantastic. I’ve been rejecting reality ever since.
I also came home with a plethora of post-Pennsic potential projects, including this one, weaving trim on an inkle loom. I became fascinated with the idea of weaving after watching several people with looms, that when presented with the opportunity to bring one home with me, I snatched it up. With much appreciation to my generous and patient teachers, I was able to do the following project without stressing or much thought in less than a week.
This was my first ever inkle weaving project, so I was learning as I went along. You can really see my progress in the photo below which on the left shows the first several inches of my project and on the right my last several inches.
I realize that I created this scarf without planning to do so, so I didn’t pay attention to a lot of things, including row count. The pattern does have stitch counts and inch measurements. Also, as Ravelry user Kaylen mentioned she had some issues with the yardage, I’ve updated that as well since the inch measurements may affect the yardage for each knitter. I have also re-written the pattern to be a little clearer since the first time I wrote it.
Noro is a beautiful brand of yarn. I fell in love with the colors and texture, and in particular of the “Noro Striped Scarf” pattern which has almost 15,000 projects associated with it on Ravelry. Then of course I had to find a hat and gloves to match.
This pattern takes advantage of the using two balls of variegated yarn to make a self striping pattern which blends over each other. For the primary color, I used a neutral variegated yarn – Noro Kureyon Sock, which bleeds from brown to dark brown to black to grey. This turned out to be a great background to the more colorful color way of the Noro Taiyo Aran I found which bleeds from yellow to green/teal to purple to red.
Using the same yarn and in all three projects in a striped pattern kept these three different patterns looking like a set. It is very interesting how the scarf alternates 2 rows of a color, the hat 1 row of the color, and the wristers 4 rows.