手工编织杂志“Not Just for 袜子” reader challenge inspired this shawl, a 塌陷编织 in two different sock yarns. I was rummaging through my stash of sock yarns for the contest, 和 found some Cascade Fixation, an elastic sock yarn with a crinkled appearance that reminded me of cooled lava. This, in turn, brought to mind my trip to Hawaii 和 the beautiful rivulets of fire in the lava flows there. So I set out to recreate the beauty of flowing lava, fiery ruffles against crinkly black stone, flecked with fire:
I scrunch-dyed some Knitpicks Bare sock yarn in various shades of flame (red, orange, gold, bright yellow), 和 warped it in 条纹s, alternating with 1″ sections of a black elastic sock yarn, Cascade Fixation. I warped the two yarns separately, with the Knitpicks Bare going onto my sectional warp beam, 和 the Cascade Fixation wound into chains, with each chain weighted separately.
After considerable hemming 和 hawing, I decided that while I didn’t like the gold metallic on its own, it might add pizazz to one of the two other options. I paired it with the multicolored red-orange-yellow weft (bottom right), 和 loved the results so much I decided to weave up the entire shawl using 1 strand of gold metallic 和 1 strand of variegated red-orange-yellow 30/2 silk.
For this shawl, because of the collapse, I used a very open sett 和 beat, setting both warp yarns at 8 epi 和 编织 at about 6 picks per inch. (Normal sett for a balanced tabby weave is 10-12 epi in most sock yarns.) It worked beautifully –开放的沉降/拍子为弹性纱线提供了空间“do its thing”, 和 I got about 50% shrinkage 和 beautiful orange ruffles!