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Handspun, Handwoven Scarf

Item Name & Description: I will weave for you, from yarn I’ve spun myself, a scarf of roughly 7 inches by 72-90 inches, not including six-inch twisted fringe. I will work with you to design the scarf according to your specifications, especially in terms of color. However, it will have to be wool or a wool blend, and because I have a simple rigid-heddle loom, there are certain patterns I can’t weave.

Below are three photos to show you some of my work. The first is a log-cabin weave, a very popular pattern, woven from handspun.

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Handspun, Handwoven Scarf offered by Susan Palwick -- Image #1

The second is a lover’s-knot pattern, essentially a larger version of houndstooth (I prefer weaving houndstooth, but can do lover’s knot if you like it better). This particular scarf isn’t woven from handspun, but could be!

Handspun, handwoven scarf offered by Susan Palwick (image #2)

The third photo is a plainweave scarf woven from handspun, showing the natural variegation possible with handspun yarn. It can be lovely even without a pattern like the two above.

Handspun, handwoven scarf offered by Susan Palwick (image #3)

Other patterns (plaids, pick-up patterns, etc.) are possible, but I’m showing these to give you ideas!

Starting Bid: $50, plus shipping

Notes: I’m a college professor, so my time’s limited until May. It would ordinarily take me three weeks to a month to complete a project like this, but delays are not only possible but likely during the semester. I live in Reno, so if you’re in northern NV or CA, I may be able to deliver; heck, you can come to my house and watch me work!

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Mobius Scarf

Item Name & Description: Mobius Scarf This scarf was knitted out of a rayon/cotton blend yarn that I got at the Con or Bust Auction a few years ago, so I feel it’s only fitting to return an item made out of it back to the Con or Bust Auction this year. It’s a true Mobius loop in that it was knitted along both sides at once and has no seam. The scarf is knit up very loosely and isn’t precisely warm, but it’s a great accessory with many different ways to wear. My home is smoke-free, but cat occupied. I’ve tried to keep the fur out of it as much as possible, but cat fur really gets into everything.

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Starting Bid: $20 

Notes: I will ship internationally.  

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Striped Wool Scarf

Item Name & Description: Striped Wool Scarf

Two different colorways of yarn play off each other to produce many different stripe combinations in this stretchy, cozy scarf. (Knitterati will recognize this as a classic two-stripe scarf in Noro Kureyon yarn.) Approximately 7” wide by 67” long, or 17.5 cm by 170 cm.

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scarf folded

scarf laid out
scarf closeup

Starting Bid: $15

Notes: Yarn has lived in a non-smoking household with one dog; the finished item will get a bath just before shipping. I will mail anywhere in North America at no additional cost; for other continents I would ask the auction winner to make an additional donation equal to shipping costs.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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