Spirit Warp Blankets
Finished
June 8, 2018
August 7, 2018

Spirit Warp Blankets

Project info
Weaving
Tools and equipment
Yarn
10 epi
4,888 yards
Natural Cotton already warped
none left in stash
1 skein = 2280.0 yards (2084.8 meters), 756 grams
natural
White
Ella Rae Silkience
1.7 skeins = 202.6 yards (185.3 meters), 85 grams
Green
spirit yarn/destash
Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Cotton
185 yards in stash
16 skeins = 1487.3 yards (1360.0 meters), 800 grams
Green
Destash
Rowan Designer Collection DK Handknit Cotton
2 skeins = 153.1 yards (140.0 meters), 100 grams
Blue
spirit yarn/destash
Rowan Designer Collection DK Handknit Cotton
10 skeins = 765.5 yards (700.0 meters), 500 grams
Blue
spirit yarn/destash
Notes

Warp is 6 yards long and I have 380 ends already wound in 20 end chains. No idea who warped this originally, or why. Why was it never put on a loom? Someone’s unfinished project is going to get finished. :-)

This warp will be a canvas for my cotton yarn stash to shine!

6/23 Started weaving with the pale green Nashua cotton. I’ve already wound the fourth ball onto the shuttle bobbins and I’m weaving with that now.

7/28 Yesterday I got to (what I thought was) the end of the first blanket. I thought I was at 55-60 inches, but I think it must have been 40-45 inches. (I had been putting markers every 15 inches.) I took it off the loom and will re-tie the warp because there was a knot in one of the warp threads and I was having some tension issues. Plus I was excited to see the washed fabric.

The shrinkage on this cotton was significant. This is a good reminder that sampling is important! I have enough of this warp that I can consider this first blanket my sample. smile On loom the width is 36 inches, the washed width is 29 inches. The washed length is 39 inches. I didn’t measure after taking it off the loom and before washing. I know it had a little bit of shrinkage once it wasn’t stretched on the loom, but I don’t know how much.

The next blanket will be the same green weft, but with a stripe of a contrast color on each end.

8/6/2018
I used a different treadling and the navy blue for the second blanket. Put bright lime stripes on either end. One end has 2 stripes, other end has one big stripe.

I used the treadling that gave a simple chevron pattern for the last blanket. I used the pale green as the main color and put a navy stripe with lime center on one end and a periwinkle blue stripe with lime center on the other end.
Both the second and third blankets are larger. Before washing, but off the loom, one is 60” long and the other is 58” long.

8/7
Washed the blankets are 49” and 50” long. That’s about 17% shrinkage in length. That’s just due to the cotton shrinking and the fibers nestling into one another. It isn’t at all related to being stretched on the loom because the original measurement was unstretched and off the loom. Wow!

I can see that there is some color difference between the balls of navy cotton yarn. Oh well. These will be utilitarian blankets that will hopefully get a lot of use rather than being show pieces.

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Finished
June 8, 2018
August 7, 2018
 
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by Nashua Handknits
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100% Cotton
93 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: June 8, 2018
  • Finished: August 7, 2018
  • Updated: December 29, 2018
  • Progress updates: 3 updates