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An easy way to make an interesting fabric is to start with a simple motif, in this case, a 6-shaft advancing twill, and then flip it a few times. Adding plain weave at the edges means you don’t need a floating selvage.
This draft is a downloadable PDF.
Equipment: 8-shaft loom with 12-dent reed, minimum weaving width of 15”; 1 shuttle
Finished Size: 7¾” x 72”, or length to weaver’s preference
Warp Yarn: Valley Yarns 20/2 Silk, #652, Felt Green, 4900 yds/lb., 973 yards for a 3½ yard warp*
Weft Yarn: Valley Yarns 20/2 Silk, #651 Nile, 4900 yds/lb., approx 580 yards for a 75” scarf before washing
Draft updated 2/13/12. View errata details here.