Second triple wide blanket using Harrisville yarn. Fulled in the washing machine, air dried.
Wow, wow, wow. Making a blanket is on my to-do list. You did a lovely job.
I take it you used 6 shafts and 6 treadles on your 8s/10t loom to make this?
You did a lovely job matching the stripes. Thanks for posting this. It's quite an inspiration.
Yes, each layer took two shafts. In theory I could have done 4 layers but who wants to stuff Harrisville Shetland at 40 epi in the reed. Not me! The blanket was woven in one piece, 3 layers with two folds so there was no matching stripes up. The drawback is you really can't see the middle layer. It takes six shots to weave what two would do on a single layer. It was great fun to take it off the loom and have it open from 34" in the reed to over 100, no sewing other than hemming. :-)
That's weaving triple double weave! I never thought about it, and I haven't gotten around to doubleweave yet but it makes a lot of sense if you have enough shafts. Very nice job. I am keeping you as a favorite, when I get around to that blanket, it will need to be very wide for our King size bed. I know who to talk to now about doing it in one piece.
I am sure this took a lot of warp and weft yarn. It is really beautiful. I hope you are using and enjoying it.
It did take a fair amount of yarn, but this is also the second blanket I've done in the tripled width.
I am more than happy to help when you are ready to start on either a DW or a TW. Frankly I find the triple weave less fiddly once it is all set up. I am using this on a queen sized bed, but it is wide enough for a king. The one thing you really do need for either layered weave is a good wide shed. I have a Louet I use for the blankets. I do have info on the process on my blog. Don't know if it's listed on my info but in case it isn't it's:
I also noticed that Handwoven has doubleweave issue out. It's not half as good as the one they did in 2002 (Jan/Feb). If you can get your hands on that one, it's very helpful.
That is a beautiful blanket.. Nice to see the photos.
ps. I also like the photo of your chihuahua in the hat.
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