I have come to the conclusion that often I have to repeat something 3 times before I am totally confident with it, be it a weaving/knitting/sewing project, or a recipe. Each time I learn something new.
This is the third time I have woven this scarf and it is the second time that it is woven in exactly the same yarn as well. It had taken a few years to get to this point.
The first time, it was on my ashford table loom, in my second year of weaving. I was still learning how to keep my weaving balanced, how to beat gently and my selvedges neat.
Each time I threaded this pattern, I have made some sort of mistake. However, I realise that this often happens when I am in a hurry or if I was distracted. I am learning to make better notes so that I don't do the wrong thing over and over.......
The second and third time was on the countermarche floor loom. Did I ever mention that she is named KaTe?
I practiced with some Bendigo yarn to get used to weaving on this loom. I think I have only had 3 warps on it previously. I did make a mistake with the winding of the warp but it came out fine.
I was surprised at how fast it was with the treadling compared to weaving this on the table loom, painstakingly manipulating the shafts for each pick. This pattern has a repeat of 50 picks. Of course, it took me a little while to get into the rhythm.
The pieces of red thread is there to help me check the measurements of each repeat pattern. This is a tip from Shipbuilding. In this case, I was on the verge of being obsessive as the pattern is circular and if it wasn't balanced, I would end up with ellipses.
Finally, the scarf was washed, lightly pressed, boxed and gone onto its new owner.....