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