Dancing On The Ceiling Shawl
There are some yarns that are love at first sight, and there are some yarns that slowly sneak up on you until you can’t get enough of them.
Katia Air Lux Yarn is one of those slow, sneaky yarns. I’m not typically drawn to sparkly shiny yarns, but the more I looked at it, the more intrigued I became. The shiny viscose chainette is surrounded by a lovely halo of merino wool, making it one of the softest, airiest yarns I’ve ever seen! I began to imagine how cozy a woven Air Lux shawl would feel wrapped around my shoulders.
I was nervous about using the Katia Air Lux Yarn as a warp (the wool seemed like it would be easily snagged through the heddles), so I decided to use 8/2 Tencel Yarn for the warp and Air Lux as the weft. Woven in a simple twill variation, the result is a smooth, drapey, and oh-so-soft shawl you’ll never want to take off!
The two twills give the shawl so much dimension and the fabric becomes even softer after wet finishing. The twill details maintain beautiful definition even with the slight halo and the lightweight warmth will make this your new favorite winter project.
The unique shine and texture of the twill pattern makes me think of a hammered tin ceiling, and the name stuck. This is one of my favorite things I’ve ever woven!
To make your own Dancing on the Ceiling shawl, you’ll need:
– 4-shaft loom with a minimum of 12” weaving width and a reed capable of 24 ends per inch
– 2 mini cones 8/2 Tencel
– 2 balls of Katia Air Lux
The project is suitable for advanced beginner to intermediate weavers.
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