A pair of mistakes

While twisting fringes, I spotted a mistake in one of the silver-grey scarves. I had missed a pick and had long warp floats where long warp floats had no business to be. The annoying realisation immediately occurred: there must be another missing pick close by, and sure enough…


I didn’t get around to photographing the anomaly until I was in the middle of mending it, but you can still see the end of one error and the whole of the other. I knew there must be two in close proximity as this treadling maintains an easy odd-even rhythm, with odd picks going from right to left and evens from left to right. I keep an eye on the numbers appearing in the little window of the dobby box and it alerts me to any mis-steps. Or it should! In this case I managed almost sixty picks in the wrong direction without noticing, before another mis-step put me on the right track again.

Fortunately, this yarn is one which fulls very nicely, so in order to make the most of it I had kept the weave fairly open. There was plenty of room to needle-weave the missing picks without the pattern looking squashed.


All done.

A pair of mistakes” was posted by Cally on 20 Nov 2016 at http://callybooker.co.uk

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5 Responses

  1. Alison
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    Thank you Cally for the post. Nice to see that I am not the only one who makes those mistakes! The photographs explain the corruption well. Thats encouraging.

  2. lauraannfryLaura
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    Love those mistakes (not!) I wove an entire shawl warp with crossed threads. The pattern and density was such that I just pulled the whole damn misbehaving thread – which only showed on the back side, naturally – out and now, after wet finishing, even I can’t tell where it is… :-/

  3. loomtalk
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    I feel the pain. Just finished three blankets. I new at the first inch of treadling that something was wrong with two threads but if I flicked them they seemed to separate fine, one up one down. Nope! Got out the needle and rewove them. Three blankets – 6.6 metres by 2 threads!

  4. Sandra Rude
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    We all do this sort of thing occasionally. In my case, it reminds me to pay attention, not just zone out somewhere in the stratosphere. Or farther…

  5. Cally
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    At least I am in good company here! I think Dianne wins the prize for patience on this occasion 🙂

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