Here’s the warp, not yet on the loom, and the warp with weaving underway. This is Joseph France’s No. 11, written in 1814, from the Davison pattern book. Fierce work!

akFeb18:1The Goose Eye blanket is washed now. I always plan for the change the wet finishing makes in my woven work, and then hope for the best! This baby will have the softest nest my hands can make. Wool and cotton. 25 inches by 72 inches, hemmed.

akgooseeyeGoose Eye baby blanket in the works today. Warp is all cotton, and weft is wool and cotton. The pattern is from Mary E. Black, 1945. This treasured book was a gift from a weaving student last fall.

ak2:2018First piece off the floor loom this year, a wrap 24 by 81 inches, hemmed finish. Shown over hand-painted body wrap used as a skirt.

ak:norosetaknoro3After getting two cakes of Noro’s Silk Garden Sock yarn from Whitknits, an online yarn supplier right here in Charlottesville, I set to work on my 15 inch Cricket Loom. This particular Noro is wool, silk, mohair and nylon, and with 328 yards per cake there is more than enough to weave a generous scarf. One cake was primarily green, and I used it for the warp. Used the second multi-colored cake for weft. Sweet success weaving with knitting yarn on the Cricket. Check out this super, and local! online shop at http://www.whitknits.com – you will find lots to love.


akhtplus2When a third color is added to the two colors in the warp, a very different woven cloth emerges. This particular third color does not appear in the weft, only in the warp.

ak:cw class1Just two colors. A simple warp. Weave the weft in the same colors as the warp. Log Cabin or Houndstooth Check are two classic Color and Weave patterns.