Dimity Cord is an interesting weave structure that produces lines of cord and crepe, depending on the width of the pattern blocks. The vertical stripes alternate between a 1:2 twill wave and an imperfect tabby.
I used the dimity cord draft to weave silk scarves. Each pattern block was 1/2 inch in width. You can adjust the width of the stripes to suit your taste.
This project makes 2 scarves, each with a finished length of approx. 72″ plus fringe.
Warp: 30/2 Silk
Warp length: 6 yd
# Ends: 260
Sett: 30 epi
Weft: 30/2 Silk
Width in Reed: 8.5″
Finished Width: 6.5″
Allow for an 6″ fringe before beginning your scarf. Weave for 72″ following the treadling plan, using 30/2 silk weft, or another yarn of similar weight. Leave an allowance of 12″ for fringe between the first and second scarf.
After weaving the second scarf allow another 6 inches for fringe.
Dimity Cord Draft
Finish the edges by making a Twisted Fringe. Wash both scarves and dry. Iron.
Last Updated on April 21, 2021 by Paivi Suomi