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Breaking out with YELLOW!

This week I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone to yellow! It’s so not purple.

I was struck by the beauty and colours in our frangipanis and thought this could be captured in a scarf with a yellow and grey random warp. I used a mix of tussah silk, spun silk, wool and cotton. As the warp was only 7 metres long I didn’t have any problems with tension at all, although I did cut off the first scarf and re connect for the second. This always helps with any lurking tension problems.

I wound a selection of colour mixes for the warp and interspersed a lovely Dairing yarn from Avril. I got this when I was in Melbourne in November. Unfortunately I was sick when I was there so couldn’t absorb the wonderful Dairing shop as much as I could have. For the neck wrapping segment of the scarf I used a wool/lycra singles which shrank up softly and differently from the rest of the scarf.


I’m really happy with the scarf and especially the tussah silk which has a crisp edge to it. More photos when both scarves from the warp are finished.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Love the yellows! I always favour bold choices of colour and contrast.

    January 4, 2012
  2. LOVE yellow! This is such a happy mix of yarns.

    January 5, 2012
  3. handsome color combination . sorry to hear about the toika loom, but don’t give up hope,you never know . or maybe it happened so that you could concentrate on saori.

    January 9, 2012

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