WK Greenlaw Krokbragd Sampler 2

Scandinavian Sampler

The pattern is  featured in the  “Weaving Krokbragd” course with Debby Greenlaw.

Join in learning about the beautiful Norwegian weaving technique called Krokbragd!

Taught by Debby Greenlaw, author of Krokbragd: How to Design and Weave and Krokbragd Patterns, learn about Debby’s own start to this beautiful weaving of colourful little motifs. Krokbragd has the look of a complicated weaving technique, but is so achievable once you understand its structure and characteristics. And this is exactly what you will learn in this course!

Scandinavian Sampler by Debby Greenlaw

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements

  •  Wet-finished: 10 ” / 25.5 cm wide x 14.5 ” / 37 cm long.


  •  Warp: Approximately 103 yd / 95 m of 8/4 unmercerized cotton from Georgia Yarn Company (1680 yd / 1530 m per 1/2 lb / 227 g cone; 100% Cotton) in white. 

  • Weft: Approximately 270 yd / 247 m of 6/2 Borgs Tuna Wool (1538 yd / 1406 m per 1lb / 450 g in 3.5 oz skeins; 100% wool), 5 colours. Sample shown in 3012 Denim (Colour B, 105 yd /96 m), 3318 Light Poppy (Colour R, 84 yd / 77 m), 3310 Canary (Colour Y, 53 yd / 49 m), 3746 Pastel Blue (Colour L, 45 yd / 41 m), 3001 Natural White (Colour W, 13 yd / 12 m).

Equipment & Tools

  •  loom with at least 3 shafts and a minimum 11 ” / 25 cm weaving width, 10-dent reed or

  • rigid heddle loom with a minimum 10 ” / 25 cm weaving width, two 10-dent reed, or one 10-dent reed and two pick-up sticks or one pick-up stick and one heddle rod. 

  • 2 shuttles (or 5 bobbins, if using 2 boat shuttles), warping board, reed hook, heddle hook, tapestry needle, measuring tape


  •  Weave Structure: krokbragd weave

  • Warp Length: 1 yd / 91.5 cm (includes 20 ” / 51 cm take-up and loom waste)

  • Warp Ends: 103 (includes doubled selvages)

  • Ends Per Inch (EPI): 10 EPI

  • Picks Per Inch (PPI): 58 PPI

  • Width in Reed: 10.1 ” (25.5 cm)

  • Ends Per Inch (EPI): 12.5 EPI (1 end per slot and hole in 12.5-dent heddle )

  • Picks Per Inch (PPI): 11 PPI

  • Width in Reed: 9.6 ” / 24.5 cm


Related Articles

Wall of Troy Runner Weaving Pattern

In The Intentional Weaver course with Laura Fry, we learned how to beam a warp using a trapeze and this is the project we put on the loom. It’s a 5-yard / 4.6 m long 3/2 cotton warp that we threaded on 8 shafts in a “wall of troy” threading pattern. This pattern can also be threaded on 4 shafts, so both drafts are included here. Changing the treadling will produce new patterns.

Glas Hat

Diagonal swirls of knits and purls is texturally interesting, while remaining super simple. This hat whips up in a short weekend, and topped with a pom, it’s the perfect knitterly treat.

Radiant Towels

Handwoven Towel Pattern. Create a simple gradient in the warp by using a combination of six colours in the warp. Then weave with a rainbow of weft hues to create six completely different looks to your kitchen towels.

Breakfast Eggs Towels Pattern

The first warp uses an easy all over houndstooth colour sequence leaving areas of solid yellow and white just like you would have in a fried egg and the second shows you how to use just a bit of striping to create a colour and weave highlight in the corner of your towels with a more muted scrambled egg palette where buttery and deep yellow combine. Mix and match and make them your own.