Houndstooth Lap Blanket

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).

Weaving tip: 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.

Equipment: 8-shaft Baby Wolf

Weave Structure: 8-shaft Houndstooth, twill

Warp and Weft: Roslyn 65%wool / 35% silk at 382.76 yds per 3.5 oz. in white, dark blue, dark maroon, and medium maroon.

EPI: 16

Reed: 8-dent, sley 2 ends per dent

Warp Color Order:

Draft: This pattern is #57 by Nancy V. Bucci, page 19 in A Weaver’s Book of 8-shaft Patterns by Carol Strickler.

Width in Reed: 24.5”

PPI: 16

Weave as threaded.

Weave the ends back in. Do not carry up the selvedge.

Finishing: 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.

Schacht Spindle

Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960s and its accompanying craft resurgence. Their first loom was a simple tapestry loom, a version which they still make today. Over nearly 50 years, Schacht has developed a broad range of high-quality hand weaving and hand spinning tools, including their popular Cricket Loom and Ladybug Spinning wheel. Schacht’s mission is to create beautiful and well-designed products that enhance customers’ weaving and spinning experience through innovative problem solving, creative ideas, skilled woodworking and craftsmanship, and friendly, knowledgeable customer service. Schacht’s family-owned business is located in Boulder, Colorado.