At first I thought I would do all of the weaving posts in one go. But perhaps it would be better to take it "one bite at a time".
Fresh off the loom this week is my Baby Alpaca Scarf:
The weave structure is an 8 shaft 3/1:1/3 twill plaid. The source for the draw down is pattern #235 from A Weavers Book of 8-shaft Patterns, edited by Carol Strickler. The above photo's give you the view that the plaid does not "read" the same on both sides. In the photo immediately above the right hand side of the photo you see more of a squared, balanced plaid effect. On the left hand side of the photo, the plaid is dominated by horizontal stripes.
The scarf was 7.33" in the reed, the finished width is 6.75". I was hoping to get a finished length of 70" plus fringe, but ran out black yarn. So my finished length is 54" plus fringe.
The yarn was easier to work with than I anticipated. It fuzzes, so I expected a sticky warp and perhaps some broken warps from the fuzzing weakening the yarn. But none of that happened.
All in all, other than being a bit shorter, the hand of the scarf is just as I planned......Love that!!