Following my last blog post and with the English translation of Norwegian weaving terms I prepared, a weaver should be able to decipher the instructions below. (Give it a try!) Yet probably still confusing for English-speaking weavers in their first attempt at deciphering a Norwegian weaving pattern is the vevskje, the threading explanation (i.e., how many warp threads per centimeter). (Pic source)
For example …
Renning Solberg bomullsgarn nr. 10/2 ubleket
Inslagg Solberg bomullsgarn nr. 10/2 rød
Vevskje 40-10, 1/4
While the first number, 40-10, indicates 40 threads over 10 centimeters, the second number, 1/4, indicates how many threads will be put in each heddle and each dent: 1 means one thread through each heddle; 4 means four threads through each dent.
Thus, the vevskje 40-10, 1/4, indicates you will warp your loom at 160 threads per 10 centimeters or 16 threads per centimeter.
Skjebredde Ca 1,0 m
Inslagg pr. cm 9