Houndstooth Lap Blanket
By Schacht staff
We love color and weave and this project for a lightweight blanket is a good place to start trying out 8-shaft weaving. We used the characteristic, dark, light threading, but changed the dark colors as we threaded across the warp (see warp color order chart).
Weave structure: 8-shaft Houndstooth, twill
Number of warp ends: 394
Width in reed: 24-1/2"
What You'll Need
Roslyn 65%wool / 35% silk at 382.76 yds per 3.5 oz. in white, dark blue, dark maroon, and medium maroon.
8-shaft Baby Wolf
8 dent reed
Warp the loom following the warp color order here. This pattern is #57 by Nancy V. Bucci, page 19 in A Weaver’s Book of 8-shaft Patterns by Carol Strickler.
Weave as threaded. Weave the ends back in. Do not carry up the selvedge.
Weave the pattern to square and maintain a 45 degree angle. To help us keep an eye on our weaving, we folded a square piece of paper corner to corner, placing the long side along a weft row, to check the angle.
Remove from the loom and secure the ends and then hand wash in warm water. If the fabric is not sufficiently full, place in the dryer on low and check every 5 minutes.
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