MaryMargaret Eisenfelder designed this project for one of her rigid heddle classes here at the Yarn Barn. Using a log cabin color sequence allows you to get a great pattern from a rigid heddle loom. She combined a skein of Malabrio's hand-dyed yarn Rios with a solid contrast color of Cascade 220 Superwash. Alternating these two colors in both the warp and the weft creates blocks of stripes. It is just plain weave but has the look of a more complicated structure. The two yarns used are machine-washable wools, so the scarf is warm and easy to launder. The finished scarf is approximately 7" x 60" plus fringe. It can be machine washed and air dried.
You will need:
- 10" weaving width
- rigid heddle loom
- 7.5-dent or 8-dent rigid heddle
- 2 flat shuttles or boat shuttles and bobbins
Our scarf was made using Rios #866 Arco Iris and Cascade 220 Superwash #815 Black. If you would like your scarf to be in these colors, simply order the kit above. If you would like to choose your own colors, please see our Rios page and our Cascade 220 Superwash page to view the options. When you have chosen your colors, return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choices in the box above. Be sure to pick colors with a good degree of contrast so that you can see the pattern.