When we decided to bring back yarn company collaborations for 2018, I immediately put Voolenvine Yarns on my list. Three years ago, I worked with her yarns in the Density Plaid Wrap. I loved the doubled threads that created the crammed/spaced plaid effect, however the speckled nature of the yarn didn’t highlight this difference in texture. I wanted to revisit that textural motif in this collaboration. For this scarf I’m using two colors to create an easy fade or ombre-effect in the warp.
Equipment: 15″ Cricket Loom
Weave Structure: Plain-weave
Finished Measurements: 1.6 yards X 11″
Number of Warp Ends: 96 doubled ends (192 ends total)
Warp Length: 2.3 yards
Width in the reed: 12″
EPI: 8 (doubled)
Reed: 8-dent, sley 2 ends per dent
Warp color order:
4″ S held double, 4″ DC + S held together, 4″ DC held double. By holding the two colors together in the center portion, you get an even mixing of the two colors.
PPI: 8 (doubled)
Hemstitch at beginning. Weave with Solstice doubled in plain-weave for just over 2/3rds of the warp, then finish by weaving with Dead Calm doubled. Hemstitch at end.
Finishing: Hand wash in warm water to full. Squeeze out excess water by rolling in towel, hang or lay flat to dry. Trim fringe to 1.5 inches.
The Cricket Loom is compact, capable, and cute! The Cricket is available in a 10″ or 15″ weaving widths. The Cricket is made of high-quality maple ply and hard maple and is left unfinished. Each Cricket comes with an 8-dent reed. We also have 5-, 10- and 12-dent reeds. Included are a threading hook, warping peg, table clamps, two shuttles, and two balls of yarn.
About Voolenvine Yarns
Kristin Lehrer is the founder and passionate hand-dyer behind Voolenvine Yarns, where you’ll find colorways dyed on luxurious yarn bases inspired by her travels, music, and love of gothic and fantasy.
When she was very young, Kristin visited her great-grandmother in Germany, who was always knitting. Kristin’s uncle even owned a sheep farm! All her life, Kristin has been knitting, and in 2014, decided to give hand-dyeing yarn a try. She immediately fell in love with the process, and a short time later, Voolenvine Yarns online shop was born.
Kristin’s shop is a one-woman show, featuring ethically sourced yarn from reputable, cruelty-free farms and mills around the world. Yarn is dyed using professional acid dyes in a smoke-free, pet free, dedicated studio. Each skein is truly unique; no two skeins are alike!
You can follow her fiber-filled adventures on Instagram (@Voolenvine), or subscribe to YARNGASM, her weekly knitting podcast including topics on sewing, cats, tea, and Kristin’s love for all things mauve.
Kristin is a native New Yorker, who currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband Dennis and Bella the cat.