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. π 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, Β 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! π