An Inkle Weaving Experiment

One of the FAQs inkle weaving newbies always have is how to figure out how wide their finished band will be. The advice given generally is that it varies from one yarn to another and one weaver to another. You’ve got to keep records to see what works for you.

I recently saw another person ask this question and this time I got inspired. If different weavers used the same yarn and the same draft, much variation would there be between the width of the finished bands? So I designed an experiment to try to figure that out. I’m looking for volunteers to participate!

How to Participate

  1. You must weave your band with #10 crochet cotton.
  2. You must weave the draft below.
  3. You may use any 2 colors you wish, as long as you use #10 crochet cotton.
  4. Please measure the WPI of the two colors you are using and write down your results.
  5. Measure the width of your finished band.
  6. Take a picture of your finished band on a ruler showing the finished width.
  7. Complete the survey on this Google Form.
  8. You may weave more than one band, if you wish to experiment with different brands of #10 crochet cotton or different colors of the same brand.
  9. Complete the survey once for each band you finish.
  10. All results received by April 25, 2019 will be compiled to determine the extent of variation in band widths.

Weave This Draft

Submit Your Results.

I’ve created a GOOGLE FORM to collect results.

Read the Results

Approximately 1 week after the deadline, I will post the results here on my blog.

I hope you are as curious as I am and decide to weave a band or two!

May 2014 Wrap Up

The last few days have been a whirlwind of crafting and posting classes in HPKCHC.  Now that the first month of term is over, I thought I would take a moment to see if I had met the goals I set for this month.  I have three finished projects that have not yet gotten their own blog posts: the MAPLE LEAF shawl, the Ladderstitch Dishcloths, and some dyeing experiments.  I will be writing up detailed posts on those projects and posting them over the next couple days.  In the mean time, here’s the overview!

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