Dimity Cord Weave

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
PPI: 30
Width in Reed: 8.5″
Finished Width: 6.5″

Treadling
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.

Leftover Warp
If you have some warp left, weave this off following the treadling plan, in either the same yarn as the weft, or a slightly heavier weight. This can be of silk, cotton, or linen.In the next project, I will give instructions on making a small handbag, using the leftover warp.
Dimity Cord Closeup

Finishing

Finish the edges by making a Twisted Fringe. Wash both scarves and dry. Iron.

Weaving Draft

Dimity Cord Draft
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Handwoven Scarf Books
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Last Updated on March 31, 2020 by Paivi Suomi

By Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi