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Echo Baby Blanket 

A lightweight and versatile blanket for little ones woven with just three cones of 8/2 Un-Mercerized Cotton Weaving Yarn. Soft pastel hues and delicate stripes mimic the pattern of an echo. 

Choose to weave one of two sizes--a large square (~36" W x 37" L) or small rectangle (~24" W x 37" L). 

Designed by Katte Geneta for GIST: Yarn & Fiber. 

Need some help getting started? Check out Resources for Beginner and Intermediate Weavers. 

Free Weaving Pattern Handwoven Cotton Baby Blanket
                     
Free Weaving Pattern Handwoven Cotton Baby Blanket
                     

Katte writes, "Use the baby blanket at tummy time, as a car seat or stroller blanket, as a newborn swaddle, a nursing cover, or as a handmade baby shower gift. The Echo Baby Blanket folds up thinly and can be tucked into baby's diaper bag without taking up much space. A draft designed for flexibility, colors can easily be changed to match baby's nursery theme or resized to fit your needs."

Materials 

Warp & Weft: 3 cones of 8/2 Un-mercerized Cotton Weaving Yarn in a variety of colors. See Katte's color suggestions below. 

Free Weaving Pattern Handwoven Cotton Baby Blanket
                     
Free Weaving Pattern Handwoven Cotton Baby Blanket
                     

Project Notes

  • Tools Required: 2-4 shaft 40"+ floor loom (for the large size), or 30"+ table loom (for the small size), 12 dent reed, shuttle & bobbins, sewing machine (optional)
  • EPI: 18 (thread the reed 1-2) 
  • Width at Reed: Large: 40" | Small: 28"
  • Warp Ends: Large: 720 | Small: 504
  • Warp Length: Large: 2.25 yards (81") 
  • Draft: Tabby weave 
  • Finished Dimensions: Large: ~ 36" W x 37" L | Small: ~ 24" W x 37" L 
  • Finishing Details: Hand or machine sewn 3/4" hem 
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash warm, tumble dry low 
Free Weaving Pattern Handwoven Cotton Baby Blanket
                     
Free Weaving Pattern Handwoven Cotton Baby Blanket
                     

Weaving & Finishing 

Color A = Beige (main color), Color B = Dusty Blue (accent color), Color C = White (warp color)

Warp: Wind a warp with Color C for a total of 720 warp ends for the large size and 504 warp ends for the small size. 

Begin: Use sewing thread as the weft for 3/4" at the beginning and end of the blanket. This will allow the fabric hem to be thinner when turned under for hemstitching. 

Weft Color Order: 

  • 3/4" sewing thread weft (for hem)
  • Color A - 24 picks (header)

Echo Pattern Block:

  • Color A - 8 picks 
  • Color B - 1 pick*
  • Color A - 1 pick
  • Repeat from * 5 times
  • Color B - 4 picks 
  • Color B - 1 pick**
  • Color A - 1 pick 
  • Repeat from ** 5 times 
  • Color A - 8 picks
  • Color B - 2 picks
  • Color A - 8 picks
  • Color B - 2 picks
  • Color A - 8 picks 
  • Color B - 2 picks 
  • Repeat Echo Pattern Block from the beginning until the blanket is approximately 39" long.

Finish: 

  • Color A - 24 picks (header)
  • 3/4" sewing thread weft (for hem)

Hemming:

Once you have finished weaving, zig zag stitch your edges to secure the fabric for washing. Machine wash and dry your blanket. Finish by turning over the 3/4" sewing thread hems and hemstitching by hand or machine.

Tips:

Free Weaving Pattern Handwoven Cotton Baby Blanket
                     
Free Weaving Pattern Handwoven Cotton Baby Blanket
                     

Katte writes, "I learned to weave while pregnant with my son so it's only fitting that I make a baby-themed weaving draft! Inspired by neutral colors and horizon lines, my aim for this draft is simplicity and straightforwardness--in design, in materials, and in time expended--while accommodating size and color changes with ease and beauty."

Free Weaving Pattern Handwoven Cotton Baby Blanket

About

Katte Geneta is an artist who lives and works in New York City. She studied Fine Art and Philosophy as a Dean's Scholarship and Grant Recipient at Fordham University in New York, NY. Katte's work is in private collections and has been shown in galleries internationally. Her work is characterized by limited palettes and forms that evoke quietude and stillness. The ocean, islands, and land are common threads repeated throughout her work. She is currently studying weaving and indigenous Filipino textiles, and is a museum studies student at Harvard University. She also works as a designer, editor, and photographer for a museum in New York City. Website | Instagram

Katte Geneta Echo Baby Blanket
June 28, 2019 — Emma Rhodes

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