Deborah Jarchow’s stunning woven CinCin & Silkhair Poncho combines two yarns to create a cloth with vibrant color and interesting texture. Both yarns feature subtle tonal color changes. The Cin Cin also features textural changes within the yarn itself. Areas of the yarn are smooth and slightly thinner, morphing into a thicker, bumpy structure that creates wonderful variety in the finished woven cloth. The loom is warped with alternate areas of the two yarns which gives the finished garment a subtle stripe.
This pattern assumes you are familiar with direct warping and hemstitching.
A few color combinations are suggested below, or feel free to create your own.
Sold as a printed pattern or downloadable PDF.
Plain weave. Pictured in Golden Rainbow (Cin Cin) and Brown/Taupe/Camel/Gold/Yellow (Silkhair Print).
Size: One Size
Warp A & Weft: Silkhair Print, 435 yards total (1 ball)
Warp B: Cin Cin, 170 yards (3 balls)
Measurements: 82” long x 20” wide in the loom (54” woven + 28” fringe)
Loom: 24" Rigid Heddle
Reed: 8 dent, 8 epi
Add’l Equipment Required: Two (2) Shuttles (or at least 2 Bobbins), Tapestry Needle
We've named this stunning pattern the Fiesta Shawl (wrap) for its vibrant color and chevron stripes which are evocative of the Sonoran Desert.
Originally published in Lana Grossa's Filati magazine (55-51), it's been translated by Trendsetter Yarn Group and includes instructions for a shawl/wrap, scarf, or poncho.
This simple pattern features two wildly different yarns. Gomitolo Versione is a soft 60% wool, 40% acrylic worsted-weight, slightly twisted blend. Silkhair Print is a light fingering weight, self-striping yarn made of 70% Super Kid Mohair and 30% Silk. Together, they create a most dramatic fabric.
All patterns call for one (1) cake Gomitolo Versione, in addition to one (1) skein Silkhair Print for the Scarf Pattern OR two (2) skeins Silkhair Print for the Shawl/Wrap/Poncho patterns. A few color combinations are suggested below, or feel free to create your own.
Sold as a printed pattern.
Scarf: 12" wide by 65" long
Shawl/Wrap: 20" wide by 70" long
Poncho: 20" wide x 80" long
Needle: US 7 (4.50 mm)
Gauge: With yarns and US 7 needle, 26 sts = 4" in zig zag pattern