Mobious V Scarf
I recently made a true Mobious V scarf and documented the process to share with my readers.
Unfortunately I did not plan my warp well and so my Mobious V Scarf is a bit short. I would prefer it to wrap around my neck twice but this one will only wrap one time.
My loom was threaded at 24 ends per inch and the warp was 10” in the reed.
Once you’ve dressed your loom and tied your warp to the front apron rod pack out enough warp to make the join at the end and to allow for fringe. In my case, since my width in the reed was 10” I packed out 20” of warp before starting to weave.
First I wove 1/4” of plain weave, this is especially important if you are going to weave twill for the body of the scarf. Then I wove the body of the scarf in my twill pattern, then finally wove another 1/4” of plain weave before starting the join. The plain weave keeps the warp spread and helps avoid puckering at the join area where the warp will become the weft.
Once you’ve woven your scarf and you’re ready to start the join you’ll unroll the warp, untie it from the cloth beam, and then follow these steps:
First, find a dowel that is long enough to accommodate the width of your scarf. Place the scarf between the apron rod and the dowel and tie the dowel to the apron rod, I used shoe strings to tie with.
Once you’ve tied the dowel to the apron rod you’ll bring the end of the scarf that you untied from the apron rod up and over the breast beam and to the right side of the fabric. In the picture below you’ll see where I had to bring my fabric up on the right side of the scarf as it wasn’t long enough to come up over the breast beam:
Ideally you would bring the scarf over the breast beam like this picture shows:
Please note that the breast beam on my Schacht Standard lifts off easily. If your loom doesn’t allow for that you may have to unscrew and remove your breast beam to get the scarf off the loom if your fabric isn’t long enough. Ideally you would weave 90″ before starting the join. That length will allow the scarf to wrap around your neck twice and also come up from the front of the loom for the join.
The first pick of the join should look like this if your fabric is long enough and you’ve brought the fabric up and over the breast beam:
In the pictures below you can see where I brought my fabric up on the right side of the scarf and that I am approximately half way through making my join. As I weave the threads and make the join I also tie the fringe knots as I go:
In the next picture you’ll see where I’ve taped the remaining threads to the beater bar to keep them out of my way as I work.
Now I’m done weaving the join:
As I cut the warp threads from the loom I tie the fringe knots as I cut, and I only cut the number of threads that I plan to tie into a knot as I move along. This keeps the scarf under tension as I work.
Here’s my Mobious V Scarf wet finished and ready to wear! Please feel free to write with questions and be sure to click on the pictures to view them in a larger format!