The Escher Shawl designed by WEBS founder, Barbara Elkins, marks the beginning of our 40th anniversary celebration. This pattern grew out of a 16-shaft advancing twill scarf she originally wove out of 60/2 silk. the threading was a perfect candidate for "echoing" or "paralleling" because it is so easy to do using weaving software.
Valley Yarns 8/2 Tencel was chosen for both its light reflecting properties and because of its perfect weight and drape. This project is most easily woven using a computer assisted loom and weaving software, such as Weavepoint.
Structure: 16-shaft parallel advancing twill
Equipment: 16-shaft computer-assist loom, 25" weaving width; 12-dent reed; 1 shuttle; 1 bobbin
Warp Yarns: 8/2 tencel (3,360 yd/lb; Valley Yarns), black, 2084 yds., silver gray 2084 yds.
Weft Yarns: 8/2 tencel (3,360 yd/lb; Valley Yarns), burgundy, 2620 yds.
Warp Length: 1042 ends (includes floating selvedges) 4 yds long
Setts: Warp: 42 epi. (3,4,3,4 in a 12-dent reed - sley 4 in the last dent and sley floating selvedges separately); Weft: Approx. 24 ppi.
Dimensions: Width in reed: 24¹¹⁄12". Finished size after washing: 78" x 23¼" with a 5½" twisted and knotted fringe