Learning to Weave a Houndstooth Pattern

Hello Friends!

Today I’ll be showing you my weaving project. For this I decided to learn to weave a houndstooth pattern. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love houndstooth. It was actually surprisingly easy to weave, just time consuming. Let’s get started!

Materials

I used the following materials for my weaving project:

  • A cardboard sheet (I don’t have a loom so I used this in it’s place)
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Two colours of yarn (I have navy blue and sky blue)

Warp Yarns

The warp yarns are the base yarns that you will weave through. For houndstooth, these yarns should be in an alternating pattern of two yarns of each colour. I started with two yarns of sky blue, then two yarns of navy followed by two more sky and so on and so forth until you reach the width you want or the other edge of the cardboard. Try to keep your yarns evenly spaced (not like me). The yarns are taped to the back of the cardboard to hold them in place.

Weft Yarns

The weft yarns are the yarns that get woven through the warp yarns. These again are in an alternating pattern of two yarns of each colour. The actually weaving pattern is a basic weave. Each yarn is woven over then under or under then over. I started with two rows of sky blue again followed by two rows of navy to match the warp yarns. You should start to see the houndstooth take shape after a few rows.

Finishing

To finish off my piece, I tied the yarns in double knots with their neighbours and clipped the excess. This is just preference, if you like fringe then you can leave the yarns long.

Final Reveal

Here is the final result! My weaving is kind of wonky. I probably should have pulled the warp yarns tighter to help them stay in place better. This entire project took about six hours. As I said before, it is a simple project just time consuming.

I also have a YouTube video about this project. Feel free to give it a watch!

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you have a lovely day!

XOXO ~ Amber Rose

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