Party of Five Scarf – SweetGeorgia Yarns Collaboration

scarf

SweetGeorgia’s stunning, warm colors and soft fibers make this scarf a perfect companion on the coldest of days, yet it is light enough for more temperate weather. It is woven on a 4-shaft Wolf Pup LT in a balanced twill pattern which allows the colors to blend beautifully.

Designed by Judy Pagels

Equipment: Schacht Wolf Pup LT, 12-dent reed, 1-9” mini boat shuttle, warping board.

Yarn: SweetGeorgia Party of Five (Set of 5 mini skeins) in Wildfire and CashSilk Lace in Coral Rose.

Weaving: Structure: 2/2  straight twill

twill detail

Warp: SweetGeorgia Party of Five (Tough Love Sock) 5 mini-skein yarn set (80% Superwash Merino/20% nylon; each skein 105 yds) in Wildfire, 525 yds. 1 set needed.

Warp length: ­­­122”, allows for 12” of fringe, take-up, and loom waste. 100 ends total, 20 ends of each color. Width in reed: 8 5/8”

Weft: SweetGeorgia CashSilk Lace (55% silk/45% cashmere, 400 yds/50 g) in Coral Rose. 1 skein needed.

EPI: 12

PPI: 10

Warping: Using a warping board, measure 20 ends of each of the Party of Five in the sequence of Saffron, Dutch, Pumpkin, Cayenne, and Cherry, for a total of 100 ends. A floating selvedge (included in the total warp ends) used at either selvedge.

Weaving: Begin the piece with hemstitching (see The Weaver’s Idea Book by Jane Patrick for instructions). Use CashSilk and weave a 2/2 twill for 74”. The weave structure will look too open and may be a bit distorted when advancing the warp. This will be corrected in the finishing. End the weaving with hemstitching.

scarf detail

Finishing: Remove from the loom and trim the fringe ends to approximately 5 ½” to 6”. Twist the fringe in groups of 6 ends and secure with a knot.

Adjust any of the irregular weft threads with your fingers as needed. Hand wash with rubber gloves in very hot soapy water agitating vigorously for several minutes. Then give the scarf a plunge in very cold water. Repeat this process one more time and roll in a towel to remove excess water. Put in a dryer and full as desired, being sure to check the progress – approximately every 5 to 10 minutes. Lay flat for the remainder of the drying time.

Finished length with fringe: 67”

Finished fringe length: approximately 3 ½”

Finished width: 6 3/4”

SweetGeorgia began as a simple desire to share and enjoy colour. Creating stunningly saturated and vibrant colors on our favorite exquisite and luxurious natural fiber yarns is the basis of what we do.

Founded in 2005 by Felicia Lo, SweetGeorgia Yarns is an artisan hand-dyed yarn company based in Vancouver, Canada. SweetGeorgia started off as a teeny-tiny venture on Etsy with three humble skeins of hand-painted sock yarn. Since that time, through an authentic and deep shared passion for fiber arts and crafts, SweetGeorgia has grown from a solo operation to a 16-member crew of dedicated artisans and craftspeople who dye, package, and ship yarns to shops, knitters, and makers worldwide. We aim to bring light and comfort to people’s lives through color and craft.

 

Judy Pagels

Judy Pagels comes to Schacht from a varied background in printing, graphic design, and flower arranging. Hired initially as our shipping manager, Judy shortly afterwards was promoted to sales and service manager where she is in charge of new accounts, as well as sales and service. Judy is first a knitter, but also weaves and spins—always with a keen eye to great design.