My first Triangle Shawl is complete!
Yarn : Lion Brand Homespun / Color : Lagoon
Here's a close-up of the rolled collar. It almost wants to do this by itself.
It didn't really take long to finish the common weave cloth part of the shawl. The beauty of continuous line weaving is that when you pull the yarn through, you are adding weft to each side as well as a warp string. Although I wasn't keeping careful track of my hours, I'd say it took about 12 hours to weave. Then I let it sit on the loom for a week or so--It looked so nice! I was afraid that it would become all mis-shapen once I took it off the loom. Not to worry!
When I finally steeled the courage to go the next step, and pop it off the loom, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it fluffed up nicely once released from the tension of the pins. I used a homespun acrylic yarn with yummy colors and very soft touch. It makes a really nice fabric.
Here I am sitting on the couch on a frigidly cold day in January to work on the finishing tasks. I am just so pleased and amazed that this first shawl came out so well! So soft--and it didn't fall apart when I pulled it off the loom!
Detail of the crocheted edge.
This is how it looked after I finished with the edge-treatment, but before I washed and dried it to "full" it. It looks ok--maybe a little frumpled, but washing it really pulled things back into shape (as you can see up at the top). It's a necessary step in the process.
Detail of the woven fabric.The one n the left is before fulling (straight off the loom); the right has been fulled (washed and dried). You can tell it's "fluffier."
Soon I'll be ready to give it to the recipient--and start a new one!