Echo Baby Blanket

The official draft for the Echo Baby Blanket has been release by Gist Yarn here.

The Echo Baby Blanket is a lightweight baby blanket perfect for beginners and seasoned weavers alike. 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, the colors can easily be changed match baby’s nursery theme or resized to fit your needs.

Project Details

Start Date: May 29, 2019
Finish Date: June 11, 2019

Inspiration: Self-drafted. I imagined a flexible, changeable draft that is easy to make with a contemporary style.

Yarn

Warp: 8/2 Un-Mercerized Cotton Weaving Yarn from Gist Yarn (3360 yards/lb) in white.
Weft: 8/2 Un-Mercerized Cotton Weaving Yarn from Gist Yarn in beige, and dusty blue; beige and ballet pink; natural and yellow; natural and forest.

Info

Loom: 1953 Macomber floor loom
Width: 40.1” in reed; 36” width - washed and dried off the loom
EPI: 18 epi
Length of warp: 7 yards
Reed size: 12 dpi
Sley: 1-2
Ends: 720 ends total
Finishing: Hem is woven with 3/4 inches of sewing thread weft at the beginning and end of blanket. Pressed and hem stitched by hand. Machine-washed cold and low heat spin dry.
Notes: Crisp, medium drape.

Echo Pattern Block:

Color A (Background Color)
Color B (Accent Color)

 Weft Color Order

-A x 8 picks
-(B, A) x 5 so there are 5 separate lines of Color B
-B (x 4 picks)
-(B, A) x 5 so there are 5 separate lines of Color B
-A x 8 picks
-B x 2 picks
-A x 8 picks
-B x 2 picks
-A x 8 picks
-B x 2 picks

 Repeat Echo Pattern Block 9 times or til blanket is 39” long. End with Color A header (24 picks) and ¾” sewing thread hem.

Tips:

Start color A going from right to left, and start color B going the opposite way.

For a neat selvage, wrap alternating colors up the selvedge. Loop one weft color over the other color at the selvedge, interlocking them, to prevent floats (see photo).

Katte Geneta