HOW TO MAKE… A WOVEN JACKET
Weave approximately 20 rows of tabby weave in Yarn E across the right-hand section of the weave, following the template on page 96 for shaping. Gradually decrease the number of columns you weave across to create the curved shape. You’ll need to use the comb to brush the fluff to the front of the weave as you go. Next, weave six rows of looped stitch in Yarn F on the left to create a similar shape to the curve.
Using 50cm (19 ") of Yarn G, weave two rows of large soumak across the right hand side of the warp. Weave 14 rows of tabby weave in Yarn H across the whole width of the weave, curving it around the soumak.
The weave should be nearing one of the drawn V-shaped guidelines on the jacket. Keep referring to this for the next few colour changes as it will help you keep the V shape of the weave. Start at the left-hand side and weave 16 rows of tabby in Yarn I across 19 warp threads. After the first three rows, gradually decrease the width of the weave by one warp each time to create a triangle shape, using the drawn V shape as a guide for the left-hand edge.
Following the shapes on the template on page 96, weave 16 rows of tabby weave in Yarn A and six rows of looped weave in Yarn J. Squish the yarn more at the right-hand side to follow the shape of the V. Weave approximately 22 rows of tabby weave in Yarn E. Next, weave nine rows of looped weave in Yarn K, then continue to weave 22 rows in the same yarn, decreasing to follow the drawn V guideline until you reach a point.
Weave 20 rows of tabby weave in Yarn L across the full width of the warp. You will now be weaving in a V shape. Bat the yarn down firmly to accentuate the V shape. Next, weave seven rows of tabby weave in Yarn M. Finish the section by working tabby weave in Yarn N. Follow the drawn V guideline to shape the weave to a point.
Make 11 rya knots, using 10 25cm (97/ lengths of Yarn O for each one. Begin at the point of the V and work outwards. Make 10 rya knots underneath, using 10 25cm (97/ lengths of Yarn P for each one. Make them around alternate warp strings to the previous set.
Turn the jacket around so the rya knots hang downwards. Brush them flat and lay a ruler at a diagonal across one side of the V shape. Trim the excess yarn to create a neat edge, then repeat on the other side. Push the knots back over the weave, then fill the remaining V shape with decreasing rows of tabby weave in Yarn N.
Using a pom pom maker, make three small pom poms: one in Yarn A, one in Yarn B and one in Yarn K. Sew them to the weave using the main image as a guide for placement. To secure the weave on the jacket, sew a few slip stitches along sides of the weave, catching the weave and the jacket together.