Stellar Cowl – Lois Weaver


Stellar Cowl – Designed and woven by Lois Weaver

This cowl was a result of an escape to my local coffee shop, Stellar Coffee Company (thus the name), after a stressful week in my studio. I grabbed the squares I’d woven from one ball of Tempo and my tapestry needle and the rest is history.

This cowl works up very quickly and uses just one ball of the fabulous S. Charles “Tempo” yarn. The shifting of colors is what makes it so effective to work with.

Photo courtesy of Tahki Stacy Charles

Difficulty rating: Easy

Yarns: 1 ball of Tempo by Filatura Di Crosa

Equipment: Zoom Loom

Notions: Tapestry Needle

Weaving: Weave 14 squares leaving the long tail for sewing together. Work in the short end as you weave.

Assembly: Lay out your blocks in sets of two (see photo below). Play around with the colors until you find a pleasing layout. There are many possibilities.

Whip stitch each set of two squares together using the long tail. Weave in any loose ends and trim.
As in the photo, sew each of the sets of two blocks together, stair-stepping each set.

To finish, bring ends together and stitch.

Finishing: Hand wash with warm water and mild soap. Lay flat to dry. Steam press.

Finished size: 30 inches end to end, 15 inches folded.

For more great pin loom garments and designs by Lois Weaver, such as the Harlequin Vest, check out her Etsy store. Her innovative designs are fashion forward and are a delight to weave up!

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Lois Weaver

Lois is a hand weaver, and designer, with a focus on apparel. She creates limited edition and one-of-a-kind items sold in boutiques. She also teaches a variety of weaving classes. Her studio is located in Roswell, New Mexico, just blocks from The Roswell Museum and Art Center, The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Arts and the Alien Museum. When you're in the neighborhood, give her a call to schedule an appointment to visit her studio.