Weaving Draft – Summer Winter

A free weaving pattern using a summer/winter draft

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Summer and Winter is a very versatile draft. This project uses 8/2 cotton yarn for making reversible placemats.

summer winter placemat
Summer Winter Placemat Pattern
Warp 8/2 Cotton Length 3 yd Sett 18 epi No. Ends 256 Finished Width 12″ Finished Length
Including Fringe 19″
Threading
The Summer/Winter draft was threaded in Blocks as shown below.

Summer Winter Weaving Draft
Summer/Winter Pattern Draft

Block # Repeats # Ends
A 6 24
B 5 20
A 8 32
B 8 32
A 10 40
B 8 32
A 8 32
B 5 20
A 6 24
Total 256

Treadling
I wove these placemats as a sampler, varying the treadling between Singles and Pairs.
Finishing
Each placemat was woven to a length of 18″ on the loom. Handfinishing was done on the loom using Hemstitch finish. Between each placemat, the warp was advanced 2 inches, to allow a fringe.

After weaving, I cut the warp from the loom, and put it through a wash and dry
cycle in my washer. After washing, I ironed the placemats and trimmed the fringes.

Variation: Chenille Towels

handwoven chenille towels

Instead of using 8/2 cotton for the weft, you can also try using cotton chenille. In this sample I wove 1450 ypp cotton chenille for the pattern shots of the draft alternating with 8/2 cotton for the tabby shots. I think that this combination would be nice for bath towels.

Summer/Winter Draft
Weaving Patterns
Hemp Rep Weave Placemats
Twill Tabby Towels

Hand Weaving Books
Weaving on a Little Loom (Everything you need to know to get started with weaving, includes 5 simple projects

The Key to Weaving: A Textbook of Hand Weaving for the Beginning Weaver
The Weaver’s Companion (The Companion Series)
Learning to Weave
The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
The Handweaver’s Pattern Directory
A Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns: From the Friends of Handwoven
Krokbragd: How to Design & Weave
Doubleweave: On Four to Eight Shafts
Double Weave: Theory and Practice<
Magic of Doubleweave: The Best of Weaver’s (Best of Weaver’s series)
Weaving In the Arts: Widening the Learning Circle

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Author: Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about tradtional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi