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Oh Boy Baby Blankets

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Oh Baby Blankets
Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Mon, 01/02/2012 - Sat, 02/02/2013
Yarn
Yarn: 40/2 Perle Cotton
Color: White
Type: warp
Yarn: 10/2 mercerized cotton
Color: Pearl baby blue
Type: warp
Yarn: Acrylic Flake
Color: medium blue
Type: warp
Yarn: Econo baby yarn
Color: Baby blue with shiny ply
Type: warp
Loom
Loom Used: 
AVL-TDL
Number of Shafts: 
24
Number of Treadles: 
24
Sett: 
20.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
10.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
33.00 in
Finished Length: 
36.00 in
Finished Width: 
30.00 in
Notes: 

Five 30x36 blankets were woven in my own draft created with Adobe Photoshop elements using the book "The LiftPlan Connection" by Alice Schlein. The words on the blanket read: baby boy oh boy baby boy.One blanket was woven with the twill draft. It caused some draw in Instead of 30 inches with the word version they were 29 inches. Learned to not use material that I can't remember why I haven't used them. lol the single acrylic was a pain to work with. I ordered Red heart yarn for the weft as I liked the ply of shiny material with it and these needed to be easy to care for blankets. I thought I ordered fingering weft  and come to find out they discontinued it and changed it to worsted weight but the resulting blankets are fine. One of these will be donated to the Linus Project, this was the winter project of my guild here in NC.  This was my second project on my new to me AVL TDL compu dobby

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SallyE's picture
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Joined: 06/14/2009
Really beautiful!

Some little baby will be very happy with these.   I really like the pattern, and thank you for posting the draft!

 

endorph's picture
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Joined: 09/12/2011
So cute

the blankies and the bear!

Cathie Beckman's picture
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Joined: 08/05/2010
This are great! A very lucky

This are great! A very lucky baby!

warpology's picture
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Joined: 06/08/2009
Thank you

These were fun to design and weave. I posted the draft for the word version here and the  twill is one of Ralph Griswolds

http://www.handweaving.net/PatternDispla...