Dimity Cord is an interesting weave structure that produces lines of cord and crepe, depending on the width of the pattern blocks. The vertical stripes alternate between a 1:2 twill wave and an imperfect tabby.
I used the dimity cord draft to weave silk scarves. Each pattern block was 1/2 inch in width. You can adjust the width of the stripes to suit your taste.
This project makes 2 scarves, each with a finished length of approx. 72″ plus fringe.
|Warp length||6 yd|
|Width in Reed:||8.5″|
Allow for an 6″ fringe before beginning your scarf. Weave for 72″ following the treadling plan, using 30/2 silk weft, or another yarn of similar weight.Leave an allowance of 12″ for fringe between the first and second scarf.
After weaving the second scarf allow another 6 inches for fringe.
If you have some warp left, weave this off following the treadling plan, in either the same yarn as the weft, or a slightly heavier weight. This can be of silk, cotton, or linen.In the next project, I will give instructions on making a small handbag, using the leftover warp.
Dimity Cord Closeup
Finish the edges by making a Twisted Fringe. Wash both scarves and dry. Iron.
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