Soldiers Return Overshot Woven Scarf - Weaving Draft (Pattern)



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Do you love to weave? Here is a draft for an overshot scarf made from 10/2 Xie (rayon from bamboo) and long color-run sock yarn. You'll need a 4-harness loom, a 12-dent reed, 2 shuttles and the willingness to have a little fun!

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American overshot drafts, like quilt names, are frequently inspired by the natural world, Bible stories and historical events. The Soldiers Return scarf is a miniature draft derived from a classic American draft of the same name. We don't know which war inspired the name and the draft, but I'd like to encourage everyone to support our returning soldiers.

Overshot is a classic weaving style brought to this country by the early European settlers. You'll find the classic blue and white overshot coverlets in museums, antique stores and old homes. Today, overshot is being re-imagined in all kinds of ways. It's still a beautiful, fun style to weave.


Scarf dimensions:7" x 70"
Materials: 1000 yards 10/2 Xie (rayon from bamboo); 430 yards self-striping sock yarn (such as Mini-Mochi)
Equipment Needed: 8” or wider 4-harness loom; 12 dent reed; two shuttles
Sett: 24ends per inch (epi)

This listing is for the draft only, not the finished scarf.


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Debbi Rutherford

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Pattern is beautiful! Highly recommend! Will use over and over again!

liz kutner Feb 18, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant - the draft is very well written and easy to follow. All the instructions are clear and exact. Excellent instructions. Strongly recommend this to other weavers

Carole Mar 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful draft. I love getting it immediately. Thank you!

Elaine Chock Nov 22, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Great design! Very Happy with this purchase!

Mary Mize Feb 12, 2017