This 8-shaft scarf is absolutely stunning woven in 60/2 silk. The beauty of the pattern shines with the use of two slightly different colors. For a bolder fabric, you could use a stronger contrast. With so many color options in our 60/2 silk, the possibilities are endless! This draft appeared in a book of Finnish weaving drafts. It is commonly known as a snowflake pattern; the structure is an 8-shaft advancing twill. Available as a downloadable PDF only.
Equipment: 8-shaft loom, 7.4” weaving width; 1 shuttle
Size: 6.5” wide, length as desired
Warp: Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk, 2 oz #671 salmon
Warp Length: 3 yards for one scarf; 5 ½ to 6 yards for two 72” scarves plus fringe; warp yardage 2500 yards for a 6-yard warp
Warp Ends: 413 ends plus 2 for floating selvages
Weft: Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk, 2 oz #669 smoke pink; weft yardage approx. 850 yards for one 72” scarf
Sett: 56 epi