Free Weaving Pattern: Handwoven Alpaca Throw by Mariah Gaar
Today I'm pleased to share this pattern for a perfectly cozy handwoven alpaca throw created by Mariah Gaar. She writes: "When I first started planning for this project I knew I wanted to create something out of my comfort zone. I saw the alpaca yarn you offered in your shop, and having never worked with it before, I thought it would make for a perfect challenge."
Find all the details about this project below the photos. Weaving by Mariah Gaar and photos by Stacey Gaar.
- Warp: 2 x 1/2 lb. cones of Whole Wheat 3/10 Alpaca Weaving Yarn
- Weft: 1 x 1/2 lb cone of Graphite 3/10 Alpaca Weaving Yarn + 1 x 1/2 lb cone of Cloud 3/10 Alpaca Weaving Yarn
- Loom: 4 shafts with at least 42" wide weaving width
- Sett: 10 epi
- Width: 42" in loom (420 ends)
- Length: 3 yard warp
- Pattern: Birds Eye Twill
- Finished dimensions: 56" long (with 6" fringe) and 38" wide.
Other notes from Mariah: "I found that the alpaca yarn created a lot of static -- I kept a spray bottle of water on hand to keep it under control. Also, I put to much tension on the selvedges -- resulting in a few broken threads. Next time, I would take care to avoid tension on the edges. This resulted in a perfect and cozy lap blanket!"
Want to try this project for yourself? Choose three complementary colors of alpaca yarn and create something perfectly cozy and elegant for your home.