4 panel blanket woven on the triangle loom

I love geometry, and am intrigued by sacred geometry. I think that’s why I like working with looms that are different geometric shapes.

Last autumn, my nephew and his bride asked me to weave them a blanket as a wedding present.

Hmm- there were so many options on how to weave the blanket.

I settled on using my triangle loom that had recently arrived from Dewberry Ridge looms.  Link

I set it up to the 5 foot configuration and started weaving:

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I decided that 4 triangles on the 5 foot configuration of the loom, stitched together with the hypotenuse of the triangles forming the outside edge of the blanket, would work best.

I wanted to try giving it a bit more texture and interest than just plain weave, so I went with Over 2/Under 2, and loved it.

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The yarn is gorgeous Kertzer wool that has been discontinued. It took 12 balls of

Kertzer Rejuvenation, 100% wool, 100 gm/3.5 oz, 200 m/220 yds, color # 8006 to make the blanket.

I used  2 strands of yarn held together to weave the triangles for the blanket.

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To stitch the 4 triangles together, I laid them on the dining room table and stitched 2 triangles together (remembering to have the hypotenuse on the outside, and not stitched), then stitched the other 2 triangles together.

Then, I stitched the long center seam together.

I used the ‘V’ or ‘Baseball’ stitch to do the stitching.

This video shows how to do it:

After I stitched the 4 triangles together,  I spool knitted about 21 feet of spool knitted cord for the outside edges.

I stitched it onto the blanket edges….

Here’s a video that shows how to do that:

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I thought that loops at the corner would be pretty, so I added them

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It was a crazy amount of work to make the blanket.

The weaving took 12 or 13 days of full days at the loom, and  the spool knitting, fulling, stitching etc added several more days.

So, this is NOT a quick and easy project.

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I hope that my nephew and his bride like it, and if they don’t, I gave them my permission to give it away, so that someone else can enjoy it.

No point in having it fill up a cupboard and not be used, so hopefully, it is keeping someone warm and cozy!

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19 responses to “4 panel blanket woven on the triangle loom

  1. Love it Noreen! You should really do some good triloom videos. Hint Hint!
    I follow you on YouTube as well and when I need a weaving video I always go to your videos first to see it what I am looking for is there.

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  2. Sharon

    Noreen I am in total awe of you. I am beginning to think, that somehow you have manged to clone yourself at least 2 or 3 times. With all the work you produce that seems to be a logical explanation to me :-))).
    The blanket is lovely. It makes me want to get that loom from Donna, but, I just do not have the space for it. So I will keep working on the smaller looms that I have.
    BTW, I got the knitting magazine with your Leprechaun Bears, they are adorable!
    Please keep inspiring us the way you do.
    Sharon

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  3. Wow that is fabulous. I love the icord edging

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  4. LOL! Thank you, Sharon! And, yep, I really do work long hours🙂

    When the loom is up on the tripod, it really is BIG (which is why I walk into it and bop myself! LOL) But, when it’s not in use, I lean the loom up against the desk and have the easel folded up and out of the way.

    So glad that you like the Leprechaun Bears🙂

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  5. your blanket is GORGEOUS! your nephew and his bride will trrasure it as an heirloom!

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  6. Wow! That is sheerly beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  7. I am saving up for a triangle loom, among the other looms I want. This project is so gorgeous and truly an heirloom. Thank you for sharing and for all of the great weave learning you provide for us in so many ways!

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  8. Aleksa

    What a visible act of love this beautiful blanket/quilt/canopy is. Your nephew and his bride are very lucky to be gifted with this.

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  9. It’s lovely and looks very cosy. I like how you gave it with permission for them to pass it on. I do the same thing whenever I gift someone with my work. And I don’t do that grudgingly, either. To give a gift with no guilt attached is truly then a gift. I’d really hate for one of my pieces to be one of those things that “….so-and-so gave me and I hate it, but I have to keep it so I don’t hurt feelings…”

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  10. Yes, Zann! I totally agree!

    I want the things I make and give as gifts to have a quality of lightness about them- no strings attached!

    I don’t want it to be a burden, only a blessing, and if it doesn’t fit for the other person, then, it’s good to let it go and be a blessing to someone else.

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  11. Hi, Noreen

    I like your blanket you wove in 5 triangular pieces. How big did this blanket turned out? That’s some nice looking yarn you used. It’s a shame it was discontinued.

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    • Hi Cookie
      Actually, I wove it in 4 triangles that were 5 feet along the long edge (the hypotenuse). The long edges became the outside edges of the blanket, so it was just over 5 feet square when it was freshly off the loom. After I fulled it, it got smaller, but I can’t remember by how much.🙂

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  12. Pingback: Video tutorial How to weave on the triangle loom | Tottie Talks Crafts Blog

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