The other factor is I may never achieve consistency in the length or amount of ruffling as the water temperature in my washing machine (which I cannot control accurately) is a big factor in how much the scarves shrink. I use to have a machine that regulated the temperature of the water so I could be pretty sure that it would always be the same. My current machine does not do that so I never know if warm will always be the same temperature every time I use it. It varies a lot. Thus the amount of shrinkage will vary also.
I have one more warp waiting to be woven. It will be interesting to see what happens with it. I will be using a different brand of merino wool. The merino wool is what shrinks to form the ruffles. It will be interesting to compare.
I've decided that if I want to address the dangle issue, I need to go back to the drawing board and design a scarf that is narrower with one strip of merino wool down the middle. I think I might be able to achieve this effect that way. That will be my next series. Stay tuned!
For now, here are some pictures of the Series Two Scarves:
|Close up of Lake Combo|