River Valley Wrap pattern

River Valley Wrap pattern
Item Number: WP-YB-574-

Detailed Description

This is a long shawl, perfect for tall people or multiple wraps around shorter ones! It is woven in a block twill that creates the illusion of multiple weft colors, but all of the color changes are in the warp. Just one weft color is used. The warp and weft are Coast, sett at 20 epi. The kit makes one shawl with finished dimensions of approximately 13.75" x 86" but you could choose to make it shorter or even slightly longer. It can be hand-washed and dried flat.

Coast, from Holst Garn, is a blend of 55% Merino lambswool and 45% cotton. The yarn comes from the manufacturer with a thin film of spinning oil and excess dye on the surface, so it is deceptively fine when you see it on the skein. Once you wash the finished fabric, however, the oil and dye are released and the fiber "blooms" into a fabric that feels like wool flannel. This is a fairly fine yarn and does require even tensioning to prevent broken warp ends. We've tried multiple warps with it with few problems, but if you struggle with broken ends, you might need to put some more practice in before tackling this project.

You will need:

  • Coast: 4 skeins main color, 3 skeins secondary color, 1 skein accent color
  • 35.1" weaving width
  • 8 harnesses
  • 10-dent reed
  • 700 heddles
  • boat shuttle and bobbin

The River Valley Wrap is woven using Conker (brown) for the main color, Ivanhoe (turquoise) as the secondary color, and Candy (coral) as the accent.