When I first started weaving, I remember someone telling me what I could and couldn't do in weaving. This rule was that you can only do lace weaves with cotton or other fine threads, but not wool. I have just taken it as fact all these years.
But... I always end up pushing through the limits.
No matter what I do, I find out what the barriers are and try to think beyond those. And it has been very apparent with the polyester yarn! I decided to give lace weaves a try. This skein of polyester yarn was free and so were 3 others, so I figured I had nothing to lose! (I found them in my box at school... someone out there is looking out for me! They saved me a few bucks anyway!)
So, here I give you hearts in lace weave with free polyester yarn!
The yarn is a wonderfully soft deep cranberry red! And the hearts are so perfect!! I love them!! How can anyone claim that they can't be woven with anything other than dainty froo froo yarn??
I do admit that the edges did end up just a little bit "wrinkly" when I took the scarf off the loom, so next time I need to remember not to pack so much weft into this amount of length! Perhaps this is why people don't weave lace with polyester yarn... but I think it has more to do with the lacy effect being lost than anything else.
Want the pattern? Look back here. I even have the skeleton tie-up already planned out!