To be honest with you, I don’t have a favorite weaving pattern. I love them all equally. They can be complex
or more simple patterns
Then there are some I weave often because they sell very well.
But what I love the most is combining different yarns and different colors. I think it’s because I’m never quite sure how the finished piece would look like, even though I have an idea of what I want to achieve, but until it’s finished the whole process has a bit of mystery to it, so that is like an adventure for me.
Here is a scarf done with different yarns in shades of blue:
Then some Autumn colors:
And here is the one that’s on my loom right now. It’s a combination of cotton and mohair, very light and airy, and for now I am very satisfied with how it looks.
As I said, I have an idea of what I want it to look like, and for now I think the yarn has been behaving very good. 🙂 I used mohair to achieve the soft “wintery” look, without it being too dense and “heavy”. I want this scarf to look wonderful with any outfit – a coat, a denim jacket, a sweater.
Here is another cotton/wool/mohair scarf in green tones, not that “lacy” as the one I’m doing now, but oh so soft!
Whatever I weave, the most exciting thing for me is the element of surprise that is present in every handwoven piece. No matter if you weave with the pattern or without, there is at least a tiny possibility that something could turn out differently than you’ve imagined, which of course doesn’t apply if you use the same pattern and the same yarn many times, but I often feel that it should be a waste of time for me to do the same thing over and over again when there are so many new things to try – new drafts, new yarn, combinations are endless!
So, let’s wait and see how this purple loveliness turns out, and then I’ll be diving into more color combinations. I can’t wait! 🙂