Several months ago, a young woman looked at my woven vests, and then asked if I could weave a vest with a hood on it.
I’d never thought of that… but decided that it was a very good idea indeed!
I’ve been mulling it over, and wove up some fabric for it.
I wanted to add a narrow band that would go up the fronts and around the opening of the hood.
On the Saori group on Ravelry, there is an ongoing conversation about weaving with 7 warp strands.
Well, why not?
So…. I choose 7 different yarns/threads for my warp:
Because I love weaving little square motifs, I combined sock yarns, embroidery floss and various yarns and threads while weaving clasped weft technique.
I wove the band on my Saori loom.
When I finished, the narrow band was just slightly short of 9 yards long.
Golden retrievers are so gracious about modelling!
I didn’t use a pattern.
I just draped the fabric on myself and on ‘Patient Zillah’, the mannequin I made from cardboard and wood:
When the hood is down, it gives a lovely shawl collar.
I decided against stitching a button on, and just pin it closed.
Wow… I look so cross-eyed! (My husband thinks I should have let him take the pictures LOL)
The navy blue edging is spool knitted cord.
There is a problem with this new vest.
I was planning on selling it, but I have fallen in love with it, so, I am clutching it to my heart, and it stays with me