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8-shaft Stash Busting Twill Double Weave Blanket
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There is a wonderful freedom in a good stash-busting project. It frees you from yarn that has been languishing in baskets, lounging in project bags or piling up on shelves. It also gives purpose to yarn with no plan. This pattern can be followed exactly, but I mean for it to be the groundwork for your own stash. Perhaps it is obvious, I used a pretty random collection of yarn in this design because it was my own stash buster. Perhaps you need to add a few stripes with different colors, use a heavier weight or change the length or width. This pattern is very adaptable. These are just the good bones for you to build on- to feel the freedom in using yarn you already have on hand. The design is a double weave project, meaning you do not need a wide loom to achieve a blanket-width finished cloth without seaming pieces together. You weave two layers simultaneously, meaning you have double the width of what is on your loom. This blanket employs a double weave twill pattern, which does require an 8-shfat loom. This is because four shafts are used for the top layer and four shafts are used for the bottom layer. If you only have a four-shaft loom, you could weave this blanket in a plain weave.
Project at a Glance
2x2 Twill, Double Weave
8-shaft loom, 26" weaving width
Warp: SugarBush Bliss (70% super-wash wool, 20% mulberry silk, 10% cashmere) Cyan Blue, 270 yds.
Aalta Truth (80% Merino Wool, 20% Baby Alpaca) Yellowish Green Color #3003, 590 yds.
Malabrigo Arroyo (100% Superwash Merino) 046 Prussia Blue (Dark Blue), 188 yds.
Weft: SugarBush Bliss (70% superwash wool, 20% mulberry silk, 10% cash-mere) Cyan Blue, 46 yds
Malabrigo Arroyo (100% Superwash Merino) 046 Prussia Blue (Dark Blue) 907 yds
Cascade EcoWool (100% Wool) Natural, 144 yds
Tapestry needle to weave in any loose ends.
520 ends 2 yds long (allows for 20” for loom waste).
Warp: 10 epi (Although this is warped with 2 threads/dent, this results in two layers of cloth each at 10 epi. Because you are weaving two layers, your sett is not doubled to 20 epi.)
Weft: 16 ppi in dark blue, 16 ppi in cyan blue and 10 ppi white.
Width in the reed: 25 7/8”.
Woven length: (measured under tension on the loom) 52”.
Finished size: Finished blanket size: 43”x 41.5” with additional 10” fringe (5 inches either end).