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Crackle Weave Blanket

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$ 52.00 USD
$ 52.00 USD
$ 217.00 USD (includes pattern download)

Crackle Weave Blanket

Designed by Elizabeth Springett

This cozy alpaca blanket combines a 4-shaft Crackle threading and an Overshot treadling, resulting in a unique textured pattern. The structure requires two shuttles, alternating tabby and pattern picks as you weave. Order a kit.


  • 4-shaft loom
  • 78-107 heddles per shaft
  • 12-dent reed
  • 2 boat shuttles + bobbins


Warp: Ode Alpaca, 1,025 yds Boysenberry.

Weft: Ode Alpaca, 315 yds Boysenberry, 295 yds Cream.


  • 31" weaving width
  • 12 EPI
  • 12 PPI
  • One blanket, 30" W x 60" L + fringe
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Britton Kavanaugh
Bought it for the draft

I'm new to weaving and I couldn't figure out how to build this crackle on my own - even with the best books on hand. So, I purchased this pattern (a fair price) to make a scarf. I liked the pattern of the blanket for my scarf because it was really going to be all about the weft - a beautiful mix of hand and mill-spun gotland wool but I also wanted something to contrast and set off the weft, so this allowed me to accomplish that. I used the silk noil yarn in sky (I think) for the warp and now I have a really beautiful sky blue to dark gray and everything in between scarf. One day I hope to make the actual blanket, but I have way too many other WIPs, and projects queued up :-)

Cozy and soft alpaca throw

Well written draft produced a gorgeous throw for my sunporch. Despite my initial concerns about broken warp threads with this soft fiber, I never experienced a single one; I did use a temple throughout. 12 PPI and 12 EPI produce a lovely, soft drape. Braided fringe was a nice change from twisted. Finished in a short warm Eucalon bath, rolled in towels to blot, and laid flat to dry. Surprisingly little shrinkage. The Ode alpaca is a dream to work with and produces an heirloom worthy product.