I wet finished it today. Weaving was done yesterday and I hemstitched the ends last night after work.
This has been an interesting experiment. As mentioned, I was unsure about using this draft. My feelings now that the scarf is complete and the results visible? To be honest I think there are probably better applications of this draft. Either using finer threads and/or a tighter sett. But having said that, I do love the result. The scarf has real presence. The red is RED and it does a good job of melding the variegated colors of the weft into the whole. It also has a lot of texture. Fine, lovely texture that works well in a table scarf, IMO.
Don't you think it looks slightly early 70s retro? I do, and I like that. Those were my high school years. :)
Specifics: Both yarns were spun from Spinner's Hill rovings, and both were spun 2-ply. The red warp measures about 16 wpi*, and the autumn colored weft measures about 14 wpi. The scarf was warped with 140 threads at 10 ends-per-inch: 14". Due to take-up and shrinkage the end product is 12.5" which is almost exactly the 10% that is usually calculated for take-up and wet finishing. Yippee! The finished length is 40.5". \
The draft is from Marguerite Porter Davison's "A Handweaver's Pattern Book'. It's Rose Path Project #1 (Sampler), #XIV, threading #3 by Berta Frey.
Here it is...
Those 3 pictures were taken with flash which gives a reasonably acurate depiction of the color. This next picture is without flash and it shows the texture a little clearer:
*WPI = how many threads lying side-by-side fill up the space of an inch. This picture shows the measurement of some blue merino/silk I spun up: