One of the most beautiful drafts and versatile. I wove many scarves using this draft from the old Robin and Russ book (which I don’t have in hand and can’t find the exact title for) and it was (is) popular with many weavers. This sample is a basic draft woven as drawn in, a range of colours in the warp from a gold yellow to orange red. To arrange the warp colours I decided on the width of the scarf, how many ends and how many colours I would use across the warp. A progression was something like this and yes the winding took awhile having to pick up one end, four ends, one end, etc.
Colour A 1 1 1 2 3 4 etc.
Colour B 4 3 2 1 1 1
I used as little as 2 colours and of course many more depending on what I had on hand or if I wanted to dye more colours. The width of the warp was a factor – wider I used more colours.
The weft choices were many and this shows just four – mauves, reds, oranges. I used silk for my scarves, usually 30/2 from either the Silk Tree, or Treenway Silks. The range of colours available is wonderful, but I also bought natural and dyed my own colours to get just what I wanted. Another sample showing a warp from purples to reds and woven with a darker purple.