Handwoven Cashmere Scarf
Here's a look at my first completed handwoven cowl scarf! I am honestly in disbelief at how well it turned out. I am often really hard on myself when it comes to the things I make...especially when it comes to weaving, but I am going to wear this scarf with pride. And it is SO soft. This was also the first time I wove with 100% cashmere and it was a treat. I am going to try a few variations on this scarf in the coming weeks and, if they turn out well, I will list them for sale on this website.
If you are interested in making this yourself, the pattern is Monk's Belt with a black 10/2 perle cotton warp and a purple 100% cashmere weft. The perle cotton is a little bit stiff, but maintains the structure of the scarf. If you are looking for a better drape to the scarf, you may want to try a different warp. The sett is 24 ends per inch. I wet finished it using Soak Wash in Celebration, which is really nice because you don't have to rinse the fabric, and let it dry flat.
Then I sewed it together with a French seam. Instructions on how to make a French seam HERE. It's never too early to start preparing for winter with great handwoven accessories (especially because summer barely came to Seattle this year!) and this is a favorite.