I finally finished weaving my fabric for a Gotland cloak just before Christmas. I had to wait on sharing it because 4 of the placemats I made with the leftover Gotland warp were gifts for my mother. I used some blue multi colored Jamieson and Smith yarn for the weft.
I had also used some of the Gotland warp to make a purple table runner. I used some purple yarn from my stash. I think it shows the pattern well.
And this is the actual cloak fabric. For this I used yarn from our Gotland cross sheep Tanya and Moll. This wool was spun into fingering yarn by Stonehedge Mill. So this is a reasonably authentic Gotland fabric. It measures 17 feet in length by 13.5 inches wide. I ran out of the Gotland yarn so it couldn’t be any larger. Here it is all folded up.
And here are the notes I used to weave with.
And here is the pattern I was using. The cloak for the movie was made with Gotland yarn from New Zealand. This produced a cloak with a gorgeous sheen. This helped make Gotland wool more popular.
So my pattern does not look like it should based on the photos. But I still like it. I know I cannot make this cloak as I do not have enough fabric. So I will need to find a smaller one to make.