Weave a Spring Shawl in Caterpillar Cotton

The Good Yarn Ashford Spring Shawl in Caterpillar Cotton

Weave a Shawl with Ashfords Caterpillar Cotton. The perfect choice for a beautiful woven fabric. Ready for a charming spring or summer project? Dive into the world of Ashford Caterpillar Cotton with this new creation – an elegant, lightweight shawl that’ll elevate your style effortlessly. Crafted from just one cone of Ashfords Caterpillar cotton, this drapey masterpiece is a celebration of simplicity and beauty.

Weave your own woven fabric

Add a splash of colour, a touch of texture, and loads of interest to your weaving projects with Caterpillar Cotton. As a 100% cotton variegated dyed yarn, it boasts a lovely, spiral plied texture that adds a unique twist to your knitting, weaving, or crochet projects. Its softness is simply delightful, and working with it is an absolute breeze. Making it the perfect choice for your woven fabric.

The Good Yarn Ashford Caterpillar Cotton Shawl in Citrus

Discover the magic of creating a voluminous yet featherlight woven material. With twice the bulk for the weight of the yarn, you’ll enjoy a shawl that’s not only visually appealing but also comfortable to wear. Check out our step-by-step guide below and get ready to turn heads with your latest creation.

You will need:
Loom: Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom 60cm (24”) or wider
Reed: 7.5dpi
Warp and Weft Yarn Quantity: Ashford Caterpillar Cotton 100% cotton approx. 743yds per 200gm cone, 1 cone in colour of your choice

The Good Yarn Rigid Heddle Weaving Caterpillar cotton shawl

Here’s how:
Total warp ends: 180
Total warp length: 2m (6½ft)
Width in reed: 60cm (24ins)
EPI (ends per inch): 7.5 (3 per cm)
PPI (picks per inch): 7.5 (3 per cm)
Weave structure: Plain balanced weave
Finished width: 58cm (23ins)
Finished length: 180cm (6ft)

Warp the full width in Caterpillar cotton.

Weave the full length of the warp using the balance of the yarn. Next, ensure you have a balanced weave – when placing the weft yarn BEAT GENTLY with the reed. For the balanced weave you want 7.5 rows per 2.5cm (inch) of weaving.

Remove from the loom and secure the ends with a zigzag stitch and hem. Wash in warm water and a little liquid soap and lay flat to dry. Press with a hot iron.

And there you have it, your very own spring shawl in Caterpillar cotton woven fabric.

The Good Yarn Ashford Caterpillar Cotton Shawl in Blue. Woven on a Rigid Heddle Loom
The Good Yarn Ashford Caterpillar Cotton Shawl in Blue wrapped. 60cm Rigid Heddle Loom used for weaving

Originally Featured in Handwoven magazine Spring 2020

Photos of the shawl in Citrus by foundertek.com.tw

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