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InstructionsThis is the blanket that's hanging behind me on the ladder throughout the course.
It's just a straight draw threading that descends for 5", then pivots and ascends for 5", then pivots and descends, etc. etc.
Which is to say, it's threaded 432143214321 for a while, then 123412341234 for a while, the back the other way, etc. Don't double the pivoting thread... unless you ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Traditional, Casual, Classic
Warp: Briggs & Little Regal SoftSpun, 2ply (Natural) Weft: Briggs & Little Regal 1 ply, (Blue WO)
What was your inspiration?
One of my mother's best friends, my "aunt" Janet for whom I was named, asked me to weave her a blanket for her guest room. This was the design we came up with, though hers was woven in a lovely meadow green.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Your stripes don't have to be 5 inches wide, of course. Decide how wide you're going to make your blanket, then divide that width into equal sections of whatever size stripe you like!
You'll also want a floating selvage, 'cause 1/3 twill doesn't make a very tidy edge.