Merino Wool Scarves - $115.00
A soft, merino wool scarf will keep you warm and toasty when there is a chill in the air. Merino is a breed of sheep which produces very soft wool that is not itchy when worn next to the skin.
Each handwoven, merino wool scarf starts from a very fine merino wool. In every inch there are 27 threads, both in the warp and weft. The warp is ecru color and the scarves were woven in various colors. Many would be as appropriate for a man as a woman.
I can use the same patterns for the Merino Wool Scarves as I do for the Custom Baby Wraps. A Merino Wool Scarf woven in the same pattern as your W&W Custom Baby Wrap would be a beautiful way to remember your baby wearing years.
Dimension of Merino Wool Scarf
The dimensions of the merino wool scarves are approximately 11" x 56" to 60".
Care of Merino Wool Scarves
Hand wash, air dry, press if needed. While I am now mainly using superwash wool for these scarves, I would play it safe and not wash them in the washing machine. I have some regular merino yarn that I will use for weft for a few scarves. These will be clearly marked when I do.
About the Patterns
Many of the designs for this group of scarves come from a pattern book published in Germany in 1771. The book is "New Tie-up and Pattern Book, for the advancement of the Noble Linen and Pattern-Weaver's Art", by Johann Michael Kirshbaum. I am really enjoying weaving patterns that were used 240 years ago, and before. It is impossible to tell how long these same fabrics had been woven prior to the book being published.
The warp on the loom is the Ecru color. So far the color choices for the weft are: Ecru - Flint - Saffron - Tourmaline - Lapis - Cardinal - Thistle - Steel - Cumin - Hazelnut - Nutmeg - Raw Umber - Loden - Sapphire - Garnet - Midnight - Merlot
These colors can be seen by clicking on the picture to the right.
You can send in a pre-order for your Merino Wool Scarf. The next batch of Merino Wool Scarves will go on the loom December 2013. About a week before your scarf goes on the loom, I will contact you and you can use the buy button below to pay for the scarf.
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