Thursday, November 17, 2016
Lining Up Varigated Yarn Colors in a Warp
I little while ago, I was given an ugly cone of varigated yarn. Agree?
My question I wanted to figure out was how to wind a warp a specific length and get the colors to line up.
The varigation is short, with each color only about 6" long, so the colors would look muddy if I wound the warp straight off the cone.
To get them in order, I needed to make a continuous warp around the board. My start is at the top right peg.
I added two pegs on the right side to wrap the excess around until the colors lined up.
When I am done winding the warp, I will tie off my cross, add some choke ties at the beginning, and right before the two end pegs and then a couple along the length to keep everything stable before cutting it below the start peg.
With everything stable, I can unwind the excess at the two pegs and trim all the warp threads evenly.
I still think it is ugly. I'll see if my opinion changes after I get a loom open and start weaving the scarf.