Soft, light, airy and with a beautiful luster. And enough fabric to be a soft, elegant cowl. Just what Lunadette needed for a night out on the town!
We have been weaving samples for Tien Chiu’s Discover Gradients Weave Along that will be coming up in August 2021, using 10/2 Tubular Spectrum™ Yarn. After one set of samples was woven, we had enough warp left to make a cowl: about 30″ was enough warp for a small cowl. With 10/2 cotton yarn in the warp sett at 24 epi: what could we pair it with?
Now that we have GevolveYarns wound and ready to go, we are investigating how to use them with our Tubular Spectrum™ yarns. We have always loved the feel of silk and cotton woven together, so we pulled out some of the 3 Color Tram Silk and gave it a go. Wow. The fabric is beautiful! The Tram silk with its 3 related colors slightly twisted together and incredible sheen adds an amazing luster and wonderful drape to the fabric. And after sampling a couple of the colors, we settled on the color Cafe to go with the blues and greens of the warp. The Cafe color has a medium value to keep the fabric cheerful, and a slight yellow/orange/brown hue to give the fabric a bit of iridescence when woven with the blue cotton yarns. We wove the fabric using plain weave at about 20-22 ppi.
After it was woven and wet finished, we turned a hem and sewed the two ends together to make a tube. Voila! A soft cowl. Lunadette has not yet decided where she is going to show off this beautiful cowl!
Maybe we will turn this into a kit after we take the Discover Gradients Weave Along!