The rib weave rug is woven with two different-strength wefts. A diagonal line becomes strongly visible when the weft yarns are different colours. It’s a good idea to choose colours or shades that are near each other. Strong color differences form an optical illusion of movement, causing the lines to begin “flicker in the eyes”.

The warp Liina Cotton Twine 12-ply, tex 30×12
1 kg = approx. 2 560 m, Suomen Lanka / Lankava
Warp width 84,8 cm
the sett 2,5 ends/cm
number of yarn ends 212 + 4
amount of warp yarn needed 790 g
Length 9,2 m (4 rugs)
Reed 1 per dent in a 25-dent reed (metric) = 25/1
Structure Twill


AMOUNT OF WEFT YARN needed for 1 rug

T-shirt yarn (cotton tricot), soft
Natural white 2,44 kg

Linen cord, 100 % linen, 1 kg = n. 410 m, tex 1250×2,
Lappajärven Värjäämö Oy
unbleached 845 g

Weaving instructions

Leave around 12 cm for the finishing on both ends. Start and finish by weaving a few shots of extra weft, the weft will be undone later. Weave 3 picks with cotton twine at the beginning and end of the rug. Weave the rug alternating linen cord and cotton tricot according to the treadling instructions. Leave an large arc of the cotton tricot weft in the shed but the leave the linen cord quite straight.

How to thread the warp ends back to the fabric

 Waves rug and Twisty road rug are treadled to the weft-face rib structure. The warp ends are easy to thread back to the rib weave fabric.

You need an large eye needle with blunt point for the threading.

1.  Tie square knots with 2 + 2 threads.

2.  Thread the warp ends behinde the weft floats in the 2 threads at a time. The hight of the threading is around 2,5 -3 cm. Tight rib weave structure keeps the threaded warp ends securely inside the fabric.

3.  Thread on the both sides of the rug.

4.  Cut the thread tails from the surface of the rug.