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- Lacy Seamed Wrap (Small Poncho) Pattern
Lacy Seamed Wrap (Small Poncho) Pattern
When I was 15, I had my first run-in with weaving on a table loom my mom had brought home. Of course, with this loom came a subscription to Handwoven magazine and a vast world of possibility. It was to be a short-lived experience, though, because we were a military family and a subsequent move meant there was no space for the loom in our new home. But weaving caught me in its magic. When I was older, I purchased a rigid-heddle loom for myself and continued my weaving journey in my adult life. Rigid-heddle looms are wonderful, and for a while, they fit within my living space and my budget. Recently, however, my partner surprised me with a four-shaft loom built from PVC pipe, which opened up that world of weaving that had been introduced to me in my teens. From that came this...the seamed lacy poncho. It is a smaller, versatile poncho that can also be styled as an around the neck cowl. The delicate lace elevates the design and adds a lovely texture to the cloth. I would recommend this pattern for anyone who is an adventurous beginner all the way to an experienced weaver.
Plain Weave, Brooks Bouquet, Huck Lace
4-shaft loom, 20" weaving width; 15-dent reed; 1 shuttle, 1 bobbin; 1 small stick shuttle for Brooks Bouquet (optional).
Warp: 2/10 Merino Tencel (Corlain Lace) (2800 yd/lb, 8.8 oz cone, 1,540 yd/cone, Valley Yarns), Coffee, 1,082 yds;
Weft: 2/10 Merino Tencel (Corlain Lace) (2800 yd/lb, 8.8 oz cone, 1,540 yd/cone; Valley Yarns), Navajo Red, 1,040 yds.
Warp: 15 epi (This is an average, as some of the dents are stuffed with multiple threads and others left empty).
Weft: 20 ppi.
Finished size: (after wet-finishing with fringe) 53" x 18.5".