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Mohair Shawl

SusanBH's picture
Project
Draft: 
plain weave
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Mon, 08/28/2017 - Mon, 09/04/2017
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
2
Sett: 
6.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
72.00 in
Width on Loom: 
28.00 in
Finished Length: 
66.00 in
Finished Width: 
25.00 in
Notes: 

I purchased the yarn as a "kit" from Camilla Valley Farm a couple years ago as an add-on to an order (I ordered a couple heavy items, metal rods I think, and Nina suggested adding something to fill the box since I would be paying a lot for shipping anyway).  It turns out the kit was a kit for a knitted jacket, with a hand-written suggesting the sett and possible dimensions. The warp is "Mo" from Fleece Artist, the weft is "Curlylocks".  The warp was really sticky so winding it on took some care, but it wove up really quickly.

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Beautiful!

Hi SusanBH,  I love love love your shawl, and just want to run my fingers across those lucious fibers!  Would you recommend this kit to newbies in the sticky yarn category?  Were there good written directions for trouble shooting?  Thanks for the inspiring picture!

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Thanks, Sue!

The written directions were quite brief, and I figured out how to handle the stickiness myself. It wasn't that hard.  My main problem was trying to use force rather than finess.  Lots of strumming (while winding the warp) was helpful, and beating on an open shed, then changing the shed before returning the beater did wonders for keeping the shed clear.  It's plain weave so it worked up quickly.  Honestly, I would just buy the yarn rather than the kit and make it to the dimensions you like. 

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