Double Width Blankets
A weaving draft for making a double wide blanket.
Mirror Warp Throw
A mirror warp technique will give you a throw or blanket with matching sides.
Finnish Lace Block Throw
Lacey blocks woven with organic cotton.
Do you have any extra blanket? Why not donate one to Project Linus?
How to full a blanket.
The Chilkat Blanket
Chilkat blankets and the Tlingit.
Weaving with Wool
Top Ten Blankets on 4 Shafts
Free Blanket Throw
A free pattern for weaving a brushed blanket throw.
Double Width Woollen Blanket
Eva Stossel describes how she wove a double wide wool blanket in plain weave.
Weaving Books: Projects
Handwoven Baby Blankets
Blanket Weaving in the Southwest
The Magic of Handweaving: The Basics and Beyond
The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
Some time ago, I wove some handspun/dyed mohair blankets. I sold several of them, but decided to keep one for myself as the colours were so bright and cheery. The warp was comprised of 2/3 commercial 2 ply wool and 1/3 handspun. For the handspun, I spun a singles of wool and plyed it with a commercially spun mohair. The weft was a 2 ply commercial wool.
I dyed 1/3 of the yarns (both warp and weft) in red, 1/3 in cyan and 1/3 in blue. The warp was 44″ wide and sett at 6 e.p.i. I used an 8 dent reed, allowing an extra space for each mohair yarn. I wanted to create large squares of colour, so I divided the warp equally into thirds. 1/3 red, 1/3 cyan, 1/3 blue. Correspondingly, the weft was woven in thirds as well. I liked the effect of colour, however, if I did this project again, I would have more contrast of colour between the green and blue. I think the blue should have been in the dye pot a bit longer.
One day, I was curled up in it reading a good book, and my faithful dog “Q” laid beside me as she always does. I fell asleep. When I awoke, I found she had chewed a hole in my new blanket. The blanket now has a 3″ hole in it.
How would you fix this? Solutions can be woven, sewn, quilted, crocheted, knitted or ??