Extra Feet Scrap Scarf – Weaving eBook


Extra Feet Scrap Scarf

Every sock knitter I know has a bag full of leftover yarn – 100 grams is often more than you need for a pair, but the leftovers aren’t enough to use for another project. This project makes creative use of these leftovers through an easy to understand method that pairs a base skein with 100-150g of sock yarn leftovers.

By using simple math, this eBook will help you to approximate how many yards of leftovers that you have, as well as walk you through basic weaving math and colour theory to give you confidence in your weaving. This project uses a framework of design units to help you think about designing colour placement, and is ideal for novice weavers who are confident warping and weaving on their rigid heddle loom but want to skill up when it comes to project planning and creativity.

  • Minimum Equipment: Rigid Heddle or 2 harness loom with a minimum of 12” weaving width. 2 or more shuttles
  • Warp and weft requirements: Fingering weight sock yarn. You need one 100g skein of a base yarn in a neutral colour, and 100-150g + of fingering weight sock yarn leftovers. The sample shown in the pattern used five different leftover balls, ranging from 21g-51g each.
  • Finished dimensions: Variable – sample shown is 57″ x 10.5″
  • Additional materials: Pencil, paper, pencil crayons or markers, calculator, and a digital scale

This project is geared to the beginner/novice rigid heddle weaver who is comfortable warping, weaving, and changing colours. This PDF eBook download is 14 pages long and includes 13 colours images outlining the process. There are also instructions on how to substitute yarns of different gauges/thicknesses, a primer on how to read weaving drafts, and a glossary of weaving terms.

Please note that you are not purchasing a finished scarf but a pattern to design and make your own!

As professional artist and handweaver, my goal is to develop weaving patterns that engage people in their own creativity and increase their skills and confidence through simple projects. Making beautiful woven textiles does not have to be challenging!

This pattern is for personal, non commercial use only.


If you enjoyed the Extra Feet Scrap Scarf weaving eBook, you may also enjoy the 2-4-6-12 Scarf. Rigid heddle weavers will also want to look at the free Squarish Rug project that I created for GIST Yarn and Fiber. Materials for this project can be bought from Handknit Yarn Studio (give us a call and we’ll help you choose!) or your local yarn store.