Weavers Square is close to where I live in Dublin. The nearby areas of Tenters and Blackpitts were historical centers of weaving and tanning - Tenters was named after the practice of stretching woven silk to dry in the fresh air.
These two scarves, inspired by the traditional craft of handweaving, combine stranding and simple lace knitting.
Both samples were knit on 3.25mm/US3 needles with Brooklyn Tweed Loft, 100% wool, with various amounts of the following 12 colors: cast iron, meteorite, old world, button jar, bale, faded quilt, barn owl, snowbound, cinnabar, long johns, almanac, & tartan. Each full skein contains 275yds/251m.
The stripe pattern requires approximately 110g/600yds/550mBrooklyn Tweed Loft yarn
Dimensions: 44ins/112cm by 12.5in/32cm
The check pattern requires approximately 90g/500yds/450m
Dimensions: 48in/122cm by 7.5in/20cm
Gauge of both approximately 24 sts and 24 rows = 4ins/10cm in stranded knitting.
The patterns are suitable for using up different quantities of various leftover yarns -
you can play around with the color changes, experiment with color and tonal combinations and introduce little mistakes in the stranded knitting to create your own woven effects.
Skills required: back and forth stranding, trapping simple lace work. I spliced all yarn ends, however you can weave in ends if you want.
Charted patterns with short written notes and a splicing phototutorial. As the patterns are designed to use up various amounts of leftover yarn, the color distribution is not detailed in the pattern.