Saturday, 12 October 2013

Hand-woven German Opal yarns

During a holiday earlier this year in Europe I purchased 100g hanks each of two 4-ply Opal sweater and sock wools made in Germany.  It is a 75% wool, 25% polyamide yarn, and each hank is multi-coloured.
The first yarn was basically purple and red which I used as the warp with a hand-dyed multi-coloured silk yarn as the weft.  Woven in tabby a textureless, but multi-coloured, scarf has resulted.  Will the colours match, or add to, your  outfit?  The scarf is 1570mm x 205mm and weighs 102g.

The second yarn was basically blue, green, yellow and orange and again used as the warp.  A hand-dyed green mohair yarn was used as the weft and a simple pattern chosen.  A very interesting scarf has resulted which is both colourful and textured.  It has been greatly admired by all who have seen it so far.  If green is your colour you will love this scarf.  For the record the scarf is 1700mm x 225mm and weighs 141g.

I am expecting to have both scarves on my stall at Perth Upmarket on Sunday 24 November at UWA.

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