Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Translated instructions (with some of my comments):
You need to take a cardboard, and wrap a long piece of thick yarn around the cardboard (lengthwise) once, leaving each of the ends of about 20 cm long before tying them up in a square knot. Tie a few more pieces of yarn around the cardboard till you get the desired width. The full length of the scarf will be twice as long as the cardboard.
You now can start weaving the scarf. Pick up yarns in the odd columns (yarn 1, 3, 5, 7 etc) and pull through the tail yarn as above. Next, pick up yarns in the even columns (yarn 2, 4, 6 etc) and pull the working yarn through all these yarns. Tighten and neaten this first 2 rows by pushing them closer to the tied knots.
Repeat the above step until you reach the end of the other side of the cardboard. (You need to turn the cardboard and continue weaving, until the weaves cover both sides of the cardboard.) Your scarf is now almost done.
Remove the cardboard from the scarf. Next, untie the knots. Lie your scarf flat and at one of the ends, tie the 1st loose yarn with the next loose yarn with a knot that will not unravel easily. Continue this in the same fashion for the rest of the loose yarns. This will secure one end of the weaved yarn. I suggest doing another knot for this loose end of the weaved yarn with one of the other nearby yarns to ensure that it doesn't come undone too easily. If you're using another colorway for the weaved yarn, I think it would be a great idea to add in some yarn of this colorway to the tassles.
Continue this tying procedure to the other end of the scarf. Your scarf is now complete.