Sunday, May 18, 2014

2nd Shawl Finished on the Triangle Loom

Shawl #2 on the Triangle Loom is complete!

Yarn Used : Red Hart Midnight Boutique  Color : Brocade
about 4 balls used (including the edge treatment)

Notes : This yarn had a little more stretch to it than the homespun from January.  I also had no problems with it breaking, and didn't loose my place as easily as with the Homespun.  Very little ripping out to fix skipped strings.  Although, when it was done and off the loom, I did notice a few skipped strings ...  Part of the charm now!

On the loom, it had almost a sheer look to it as the yarn was thinner.  That also meant it shrunk up a bit more than I expected when it came off the loom.    I added an extra row of crochet on the edges to compensate.

More pictures :

From the back.

Rolled collar.

I've had a few questions about the crocheted edge, so I thought I'd answer here : The crocheted edge treatment is very simple.  First I went around pulling one loop through the next to tighten up the edges.  Then, I continued to add yarn by setting a row (Row 1) of 2 single crochets + 2 chain stitches and repeated around the entire shawl.  The next row (Row 2) consisted of  2 double crochets + 2 chain stitches.  The third row was the same as Row 1.  The forth row was the same as Row 2.  The fifth row was the same as Row 1.   The chain stitches are what makes the lacey holes.

I did a similar treatment on my first shawl, but only went around with one set of rows 1, 2 and 3.  It was a chunkier yarn.  More than that was too much.

Draped collar.

Spring has been slow in coming this year, so it's still cool enough to wear it.
What are some of your favorite yarns to use for tri-loom weaving?


Anonymous said...

Omg that is beautiful. I especially love the trim I've never seen one like that. What pattern did you use??? Love it!!

Vicki W said...

It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

relly lovely shawl. nice work.

Anonymous said...

I really love your shawl I have made several but always a fringe edge. I love your crochet edge!!! Is there a pattern for it?? I'd love to try it.
Thanks Lorene

Michele Matucheski said...

Dear Lorene,
I added a section on how I did the crocheted border treatment. Thanks for asking.

Miriam Rivera said...

This is so pretty! I used this yarn to make a small triangular scarf for my daughter and it looks really nice.

I might have to make a big one and give it to my aunts for her birthday with this yarn.....

I love your edge! Recently, I made another small one and use as an edge a hairpin lace strip.

Oh, one question, did you crochet with the shawl on the loom or you took it off first?

Michele Matucheski said...

Dear Miriam--

To answer your question : I took it off the loom to add the crocheted edge. Things were so tight with it on the loom, I don't think I would have been able to get the hook onto the loops with it still on the loom. Michele

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting. I love seeing how different yarns weave up. Beautiful soft blend of colors. I'll have to give it a try. I motivated to finish a piece on my tri loom now. Happy weaving, --Donna Mccanlies

The Idaho Beauty said...

Another beauty - I like the wider edging. Very elegant!

Anonymous said...

Awesome I love it!!! what pattern did you use for the edge it is gorgeous. --ericnlorene

Anonymous said...

Your shawls are beautiful, Michele. Kathleen Shelton

Gracie said...

I love the way that you finished this shawl. Beautiful:)