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Fancy Twill #2

March 21, 2009

This is a commissioned shawl I wove in 2006.  The draft is from “16 Harnass Patterns: The Fanciest Twills of All – From The Weaving Notebooks of Fred A. Pennington” that can be found at  Below are close-up images of the front and back of the fabric as well as the weaving draft.  I used 5/2 pearl cotton, the sett is 20 e.p.i. and the longest float is 5.  A thinner yarn and closer sett would have made the pattern in the finished fabric appear sharper.  But the 5/2 pearl cotton worked well in this shawl and my client was happy with it.

Fancy Twill #2 front

Fancy Twill #2 back

Fancy Twill #2 draft

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Fancy Twill #1

February 28, 2009

One day I was perusing and found a draft in “16 Harnass Patterns: The Fanciest Twills of All – From the Weaving Notebooks of Fred A. Pennington”  (book authored by Irene K. Wood) that caught my attention and interestingly I think it’s a simple design even though the pattern is called fancy.  I used the draft to weave the fabric you see below some time ago and filed it with my other experiments.  I used 10/2 pearl cotton at 28 e.p.i.  and it’s woven as-drawn-in.

Update on  this post:  I actually wove a scarf using this pattern (same yarn – different color weft and same e.p.i.).  See the third photo below.

Fancy Twill #1

Here’s the back of the fabric:

Fancy Twill #1 back view

Fancy Twill Scarf

Fancy Twill #1 Draft

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