Monday, December 03, 2012

finally Dicembre

I just finished a small collection of lightweight scarves -
I made a prototype a while ago and I've been wearing it to see
how it would withstand some wear and tear. 
The warp is a fine 2/56 cashmere/silk blend with silk selvedges and the weft is 2/30 linen.
The thing is, with such fine yarn I wanted a strong structure - hence the plain weave -
but also some element to make it crisp and add some degree of stiffness
- and here comes the linen yarn -
After wearing it for a while, the cashmere/silk blend developed a bit of nap,
which is definitely nice and adds warmth.
The scarves are quite big - 41 x 226 cm excluding fringes - so plenty of fabric to wrap into.
I am pleased by the results!

Yesterday afternoon there was the most dramatic sky ever -
beautiful colours - and a couple of small tornadoes along the coast as well








12 comments:

Alicja said...

A pleasure for my eyes and heart.

Deanna said...

Beautiful

MegWeaves said...

Goodness me, they are beautiful - at first the red/purple one was my favorite, but now the autumnal color is. And the blues aren't bad, either... And and and...

And the sky! So dramatic!

Helga Jossen said...

Beautiful scarves!!!!!!

Margreet said...

The scarves look stunningly beautiful. And what a dramatic sky, that you have captured so well in your photographs.

Leslee said...

Oh, the scarves are just gorgeous! Such wonderful color combinations.

Love the photographs as well...that is quite a sky!

sampling said...

They are so, so, so beautiful!

Susan said...

I'm glad you missed the tornado! It's so inspiring to see your new scarfs' colors and hear about the linen cashmere silk
mix. Too bad there's no touching on th Internet

Donatella said...

Ladies, thank you so much for your kind comments!

Susan, you have no idea, I absolutely agree on that - there are so many times when I wish I could feel the stuff I see on the internet!

Annie Devriese said...

Beautiful...
I would like to feel them!

Carla said...

Clouds like that always remind me of John Constable paintings. Beautiful colours!

Carla said...

Clouds like that always remind me of John Constable paintings. Beautiful colours!