Weaving Project – Finnish Lace Throw

Pattern for a Finnish Lace Block throw, woven in Foxfibre cotton

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Woven Finnish Lace Block Throw Pattern
This throw uses Foxfibre naturally coloured cotton and is woven in a 2 sizes of lace blocks. By changing the number of blocks and their arrangement, this design can be easily adapted to another size of throw, or sett that is more suitable to the yarn that you have on hand.


Adapted from a design by Anna Henricksson # 232, p.97

A Handweavers Pattern Book, Marguerite Porter Davison
Swarthmore, PA, 1944

The edges are finished with a Ladder Hemstitch.

Finnish lace

Warp: 7/2 Foxfibre Cotton – Coyote

Weft: 10/2 Foxfibre Cotton – Light Green

Warp: 7/2 Foxfibre cotton, 2940 ypp

Weft: 7/2 Foxfibre cotton

No. Ends: 672

Length: 3 yards

Sett: 16 epi

Ppi: 16

The lace blocks are arranged as shown in the diagram, with 24 ends of tabby between each block and on each border.

  • Border: Tabby – 24 ends
  • Double Block – 102 ends
  • Tabby – 24 ends
  • Single Block – 60 ends
  • Tabby – 24 ends
  • Double Block – 102 ends
  • Tabby – 24 ends
  • Double Block – 102 ends
  • Tabby – 24 ends
  • Single Block – 60 ends
  • Double Block – 102 ends
  • Tabby – 24 ends
  • Total Ends = 672


24 rows of tabby are woven between each lace block, and the treadle sequence is repeated 9 times, for the length of the throw.

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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