Another Weaving Project

There are quite a few cones of Astra 3/2 cotton yarn in my “weaving yarn” box.  I am not familiar with it and didn’t find a lot of information about it on the internet.  I decided the best thing to do was just weave with it and see what I think.  I’ll get some better pictures of these projects once I cut them apart but I’m pretty happy with the results.  I used black and gray Astra 3/2 for the warp.


The scarf is long . . I haven’t measured it.  I did 3.5″ black, 1.5″ of gray, 2″ black, 1.5″ gray and then repeated those rows.

I wanted to see how that purple sock yarn I almost used for the weft would look so I did a few rows of that after finishing the scarf.  This will come out . . and the space there will be part of the fringe for the scarf.

Purple Sock Yarn

I think the purple kinda gets lost in the black but I love the look of the sock yarn with the Astra for the weft.

Then I just wove a little section so I can throw it in the washer and dryer and see what happens.

Piece to be Washed

I would love to make some tea towels with this yarn if it holds up ok to washing/drying.

My edges are getting better and I’m pretty good with that hemstitch!  And most important — I’m having so much fun with the weaving.


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    The scarf is gorgeous.
    You and Denise are making me look at those looms! I need to stop that, I don’t have time for another hobby. 🙂