Rosepath for Baby Wrap Weaving Pattern Download
Many handwoven wraps are woven of 8/2 cotton in plain weave with warp stripes. Susan E. Horton wove this wrap for a client who requested a twill in black, gray, and white plaid. After reviewing the samples, they chose mercerized and unmercerized 10/2 cotton in a rosepath pattern and 2/2 twill, and we decided to make the tails different from the rest of the wrap.
Structure: 4-shaft rosepath and twill
Loom Type: 4-shaft loom
Finished Dimensions: 26½" x 180" including 1" twice-folded hem at each end.
Warp: 10/2 mercerized pearl cotton (4,200 yd/lb, UKI), black, 742 yd; charcoal, 672 yd; medium gray, 1,337 yd; silver, 1,288 yd; 10/2 unmercerized cotton (4,200 yd/lb, Lunatic Fringe), natural, 2,184 yd.
Weft: 10/2 mercerized pearl cotton, black, 603 yd; charcoal, 460 yd; medium gray, 919 yd; silver, 1,278 yd; 10/2 unmercerized cotton, natural, 1,874 yd; gray sewing thread for plain weave hems, 36 yds.
Warp Ends: 960
Warp Length: 3¼ yd. long
Warp: 30 epi (3/dent in a 10-dent reed for the center 282 dents).
Weft: 28 ppi
Width in the Reed: 29¼"
Take-up & Shrinkage: 10% in width and 11% in length.
Project originally published in Handwoven, November/December 2013