The Wonders of Weaving

A while back, I tackled my first ever weaving project and instantly loved not only the texture, but also the way colors interacted with each other. I was so impressed at how fast I was able to work through so much yarn that it didn’t take long for me to warp the Kromski Harp Loom for another project. Hannah has also been working on a few weaving projects recently and every time she brings in a newly finished project, my mind begins to wonder off and daydream of all sorts of fun, color-filled projects.

Having this itch to weave led me to Ravelry, where I discovered I was able to filter projects in a way that only showed weaving projects. I have been intrigued by the idea of working with Palette since there are over 100 colors to choose from. One click led to another, and I entered “Palette” into the search field to only show weaving projects that used Palette. One word: amazing! I was instantly inspired by all of the stunning projects that Knit Picks customers have made. There was one project, however, that just jumped out at me – yarnvista’s woven blanket!

Isn’t her blanket amazing!? On yarnvista’s project page, she lists out all of the 36 colors of Palette that she used to create this stunning work of art. I loved the idea of sharing customer projects here on the stash blog, and yarnvista was kind enough to let me show off her beautiful project pictures with all of you. I just love the gradients of color, I can’t imagine all of the planning that must have gone into creating this blanket. According to yarnvista’s project page information, the entire blanket was started and finished in just under two months! I think this goes to show just how fast and efficient weaving can be. Could you imagine knitting a blanket that large? I certainly can’t!

The blanket measures 90 x 96″ and as you can see from the picture above, it is made up of separate panels that are then seamed together. Although only three are shown, the full blanket is made up of 4 panels total and it is big enough to cover an entire queen sized bed. Isn’t this simply stunning? It truly shows off the wonders of weaving as well as the amazing and subtle range of Palette colors.

And finally, I couldn’t resist adding this woven shawl – also from yarnvista on Ravelry. Her project page notes explain that this was supposed to be the first of the four panels for the blanket above but a slight miscalculation led to it being transformed into a shawl instead! Isn’t it lovely? I especially love how warm and autumnal the colors of Palette turned out.

Well, I’m off to browse through more KP customer projects and to plan out my next weaving project!

Have you tried weaving yet? What is your favorite way to use Palette?