Our Trio Of Woven Scarves takes you past plain and simple plain weave into surprising textures, lovely patterns, and natural beauty. Seems that good things do come in threes!

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Very simple techniques transform these woven fabrics into tactile scarves full of visual interest. One uses a stripe in the warp and the other two employ “floats,” which you make by threading a pick-up stick into the warp and turning it on its edge to raise and lower selected threads… Super easy!

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We whipped up our Trio of Woven Scarves on our favorite little loom: the tabletop Cricket Loom, made by Schacht Spindle Company. Big on quality and small in size, this compact rigid-heddle loom is ideal for beginners, weavers on-the-go, and old hats, too!

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For really lightweight three-season scarves, we used combinations of our Linen Quill and Field Linen yarns. We love the down-to-earth beauty of the fabric they create, as well as this bread-y palette of warm hues.

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To get all the yarn you need to complete all three designs, you’ll just need our Trio of Woven Scarves Bundle, then weave up your set to build your signature look, or give one or two to some very deserving friends!

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Designed for Purl Soho by Carrie Laing.

MATERIALS

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Our Trio Of Woven Scarves Bundle includes enough yarn to make all three scarves in the set…

  • 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen
    • 1 skein of Wheat Flour
    • 1 skein of Honey Pink
  • 6 skeins of Purl Soho’s Field Linen, 100% linen
    • 2 skeins of Wheat Berry
    • 4 skeins of Queen’s Anne Lace

You’ll also need…

NOTE: The materials you’ll need to make each scarf individually are listed at the top of each scarf’s pattern, below.

NOTE

USING THE CRICKET LOOM

Cricket Looms come with a very user-friendly instructional booklet that walks you through every step of the weaving process, from assembling the loom to tying the fringe. For even more guidance, check out our Cricket Loom Tips.

PLAIN WEAVE SCARF

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MATERIALS

  • Warp Yarn A: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. We used Wheat Flour.
  • Warp Yarn B + Weft Yarn: 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Field Linen, 100% linen. We used Queen Anne’s Lace.
  • Schacht Spindle Co’s 15-inch Cricket Loom
  • Schacht Spindle Co’s 15-inch, 12-dent Cricket Reed

STRUCTURE

Plain Weave

WARP

Warp Length: 96 inches

Warp Ends: 174

Width in Reed: 14 inches

Ends Per Inch (E.P.I.): 13, unblocked/ 14, blocked

Picks Per Inch (P.P.I.): 12, unblocked/ 13, blocked

SIZE

Finished Dimensions: 141/4 x 69 inches unblocked/ 133/4 x 68 inches, blocked

PATTERN

Warp the Loom

Set up the warping peg 96 inches from the front of the loom.

With a 12-dent reed in place and using Warp Yarn A, begin threading the heddle by pulling the first loop of yarn through the 2nd slat from the right end of the reed.

Working from right to left, thread Warp Yarn A through the next 6 slats. Cut yarn and tie it to the back apron bar. [7 slats total]

*Tie Warp Yarn B to the back apron bar and thread it through the next slat in the reed. Cut yarn and tie it to the back apron bar. [1 slat total]

Tie Warp Yarn A to the back apron bar and thread it through the next 7 slats in the reed. Cut yarn and tie it to the back apron bar.

Repeat from * until you reach the 2nd slat from the left, ending with 7 slats of Warp Yarn B. [87 slats total and 174 warp ends total]

Weave

Wind both of the shuttles with the Weft Yarn.

With scrap yarn, or using the Weft Yarn doubled, weave a couple of inches until the warp threads are evenly spread out.

Beginning with the reed in the up position, pass the shuttle with Weft Yarn through the shed from right to left, leaving a 36-inch tail, which you will use at the end for finishing.

Continuing with the Weft Yarn, weave in plain weave until piece measures approximately 70 inches from beginning, beating each weft twice (linen is a bit slippery and may require two light beats for it to stay in place).

Leave a 36-inch tail of weft yarn for finishing.

Finish

For a complete how-to on this step, visit our Finishing with Hemstitch Tutorial.

Use the 36-inch tails to finish each end of the scarf with a hemstitch.

Make the hemstitch around groups of 6 warp ends across the width of the scarf.

Cut the fringe 1 inch from the end of the weaving.

Weave in the hemstitch tails and gently hand wash your finished scarf in cold water, laying it flat to dry.

WEFT FLOATS SCARF

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MATERIALS

  • Warp Yarn: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. We used Honey Pink.
  • Weft Yarn: 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Field Linen, 100% linen. We used in Wheat Berry.
  • Schacht Spindle Co’s 15-inch Cricket Loom
  • Schacht Spindle Co’s 15-inch, 12-dent Cricket Reed
  • 2 of Schacht Spindle Co’s Cricket Pick Up Sticks, 15-inch

STRUCTURE

Plain Weave With Weft Floats

WARP

Warp Length: 94 inches

Warp Ends: 172

Width in Reed: 133/4 inches

Ends Per Inch (E.P.I.): 14, unblocked/ 15, blocked

Picks Per Inch (P.P.I.): 14, unblocked/ 15, blocked

SIZE

Finished Dimensions: 133/4 x 69 inches unblocked/ 13 x 68 inches, blocked

NOTES

Set Up Pick Up Sticks

NOTE: For visuals of how to set up and use pick up sticks, check out our Weft Floats Scarf Pattern.  The specifics are not exactly the same but the general idea is!

For this scarf you will be using two pick up sticks to create a diamond like pattern with weft floats. Here’s how to set up the sticks…

Place the reed in the down position. Weave the pick up sticks into the warp threads behind the reed from right to left in the following pattern…

Pick Up Stick A (next to the reed): *Under 4 threads, over 2 threads, repeat from * to last 2 warp threads, bring stick under 2 remaining threads.

Pick Up Stick B (behind Pick Up Stick A): Under 1 thread, *over 2 threads, under 4 threads, repeat from * to last 7 warp threads, bring stick over 2 threads, then under 5.

Turn Pick Up Sticks

When the pattern says to turn the pick up stick, put the reed in the neutral position and flip the pick up stick onto its thin side, lifting certain warp threads and creating a different shed than the reed does.

PATTERN

Warp the Loom

Set up the warping peg 94 inches from the front of the loom.

With a 12-dent reed in place and using the Warp Yarn, begin threading the heddle by pulling the first loop of yarn through the 2nd slat from the right end of the reed.

Working from right to left, thread the Warp Yarn through the next 85 slats, ending at the 3rd slat from the left. Cut yarn and tie it to the back of the apron bar. [86 slats total and 172 warp ends total]

Weave

Wind both of the shuttles with the Weft Yarn.

With scrap yarn, or using the Weft Yarn doubled, weave a couple of inches until the warp threads are evenly spread out.

Set up pick up sticks (see Notes, above).

Beginning with the reed in the up position, pass the shuttle with Weft Yarn through the shed from right to left, leaving a 36-inch tail, which you will use at the end for finishing.

Weave 12 rows of plain weave, ending with a row of passing the shuttle from left to right.

Weave Floats

Row 1: With reed in up position, weave one row.

Row 2: With reed in neutral position, turn Pick Up Stick A (see Notes, above), and weave one row.

Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Row 5: Repeat Row 1.

Row 6: With reed in down position, weave one row.

Remove Pick Up Stick A, and now using Pick Up Stick B, repeat Rows 1-6 one time. NOTE: When using Pick Up Stick B on rows 3 and 5 (passing the shuttle from right to left), be sure to begin the row by going over the first warp thread and then back down into the shed. This ensures that that first warp thread gets incorporated into the weaving.

Re-insert Pick Up Stick A, the same way as before (behind the reed and in front of Pick Up Stick B).

Using Pick Up Stick A, repeat Rows 1-6.

Continue

Leaving both pick up sticks in place, weave 12 rows of plain weave, starting by passing the shuttle from right to left.

Repeat the Weave Floats section followed by the 12 rows of plain weave until the piece measures approximately 70 inches from the beginning, ending with 12 rows of plain weave.

Leave a 36-inch tail of weft yarn for finishing.

Finish

For a complete how-to on this step, visit our Finishing with Hemstitch Tutorial.

Use the 36-inch tails to finish each end of the scarf with a hemstitch.

Make the hemstitch around groups of 6 warp ends across the width of the scarf, evenly spacing out 4 groups of 7 warp threads across the width of the scarf.

Cut the fringe 1 inch from the end of the weaving.

Weave in the hemstitch tails and gently hand wash your finished scarf in cold water, laying it flat to dry.

WARP + WEFT FLOATS SCARF

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MATERIALS

STRUCTURE

Plain Weave With Warp And Weft Floats

Warp

Warp Length: 96 inches

Warp Ends: 172

Width in Reed: 133/4 inches

Ends Per Inch (E.P.I.): 13, unblocked/ 15, blocked

Picks Per Inch (P.P.I.): 9, unblocked/ 10, blocked

SIZE

Finished Dimensions: 133/4 x 70 inches unblocked/ 13 x 68 inches, blocked

NOTES

Set Up Pick Up Stick

NOTE: For visuals of how to set up and use pick up sticks, check out our Weft Floats Scarf Pattern.  The specifics are not exactly the same but the general idea is!

For this pattern you will be using a pick up stick to create both the warp and weft floats. Here’s how to set up the stick…

Place the reed in the down position. Weave the pick up stick into the warp threads behind the reed from right to left in the following pattern:

*Under 1 thread, over 1 thread, repeat from * to end of threads.

Turn Pick Up Stick

When the pattern says to turn the pick up stick, put the reed in the neutral position and flip the pick up stick onto its thin side, lifting certain warp threads and creating a different shed than the reed does.

Slide Pick Up Stick

When the pattern says to slide the pick up stick, put the reed in the up position and pull the pick up stick up against the reed without flipping it on its side. This creates warp floats by raising different threads than if the reed was simply in the up position.

PATTERN

Warp the Loom

Set up the warping peg 96 inches from the front of the loom.

With a 12-dent reed in place and using the Warp Yarn, begin threading the heddle by pulling the first loop of yarn through the 2nd slat from the right end of the reed.

Working from right to left, thread the Warp Yarn through the next 85 slats, ending at the 3rd slat from the left. Cut yarn and tie it to the back of the apron bar. [86 slats total and 172 warp ends total]

Weave

Wind both of the shuttles with the Weft Yarn.

With scrap yarn, or using the Weft Yarn doubled, weave a couple of inches until the warp threads are evenly spread out.

Beginning with the reed in the up position, pass the shuttle with Weft Yarn through the shed from right to left, leaving a 36-inch tail, which you will use at the end for finishing.

Weave 15 rows of plain weave, ending by passing the shuttle from left to right.

Weave Floats

Row 1: With reed in up position, weave one row, passing the shuttle from right to left.

Row 2: With reed in down position, weave one row, passing the shuttle from left to right

Row 3: With reed in up position, slide pick up stick (see Notes, above) and weave one row.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: Repeat Row 1.

Row 6: With reed in neutral position, turn pick up stick (see Notes, above), and weave one row.

Repeat Rows 1-6 until piece measures approximately 69 inches.

Weave 15 rows of plain weave.

Leave a 36-inch tail of weft yarn for finishing.

Finish

For a complete how-to on this step, visit our Finishing with Hemstitch Tutorial.

Use the 36-inch tails to finish each end of the scarf with a hemstitch.

Make the hemstitch around groups of 6 warp ends across the width of the scarf, evenly spacing out 4 groups of 7 warp threads across the width of the scarf.

Cut the fringe 1 inch from the end of the weaving.

Weave in the hemstitch tails and gently hand wash your finished scarf in cold water, laying it flat to dry.

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