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The Multiverse Blanket
Finished
November 5 2016
May 1 2017
Project info
The Multiverse Blanket
Weaving
heirloom
Tools and equipment
Ms. Figg (pin loom)
Yarn
Euro 92
328 yards in stash
Brown
Les contamines
300 grams in stash
Mauve
Purple
_re - Laine blanche et noire
429 yards in stash
Black
_re - Laine jaune poilue (Quicksilver)
511 yards in stash
Jaune
Yellow
Laine pourpre
569 yards in stash
pourpre
Purple
3 Suisses Eva
393 yards in stash
600
Gray
Abuelita Yarns Merino Worsted
66 yards in stash
Blue
Pickles
Abuelita Yarns Merino Worsted
92 yards in stash
Yellow-green
Pickles
Bergère de France Kidine
844 yards in stash
White
Distrifil Azurite
459 yards in stash
Gray
Eco Filati Eko Fil
509 yards in stash
405
Green
Four Seasons Gründl Stresa
319 yards in stash
090
Yellow
Four Seasons Gründl Stresa
343 yards in stash
091
Brown
Four Seasons Gründl Stresa
283 yards in stash
097
Purple
Four Seasons Gründl Stresa
218 yards in stash
137
Green
Four Seasons Gründl Stresa
281 yards in stash
156
Red-orange
Four Seasons Gründl Stresa
204 yards in stash
160
Pink
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
826 yards in stash
Yellow-green
Kalidou in Quarante, Languedoc-Roussillon
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
27 yards in stash
Yellow-green
Kalidou
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
138 yards in stash
Green
Kalidou
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
127 yards in stash
Blue-green
Kalidou
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
138 yards in stash
Blue-green
Kalidou
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
313 yards in stash
Green
Kalidou
Garnstudio DROPS Eskimo
none left in stash
20 skeins = 1072.0 yards (980.2 meters), 1000 grams
01
Natural/Undyed
Kalidou
Garnstudio DROPS Eskimo
536 yards in stash
15 skeins = 804.0 yards (735.2 meters), 750 grams
01
Natural/Undyed
Kalidou
Garnstudio DROPS Fabel
65 yards in stash
111
Yellow
Kalidou in Quarante, Languedoc-Roussillon
Garnstudio DROPS Fabel
134 yards in stash
102
Pink
Kalidou in Quarante, Languedoc-Roussillon
Garnstudio DROPS Melody
15 yards in stash
Red
Garnstudio DROPS Melody
37 yards in stash
Purple
Garnstudio DROPS Melody
46 yards in stash
Blue
Laines du Pingouin Promofine
475 yards in stash
566
Blue-green
Laines du Pingouin Promofine
950 yards in stash
Natural/Undyed
Laines du Pingouin Ruban Multi (Acrylic)
368 yards in stash
Schachenmayr Wash + Filz-it!
70 yards in stash
Pink
Scheepjes Alpine
30 yards in stash
Green
Silke by Arvier Country
300 yards in stash
061
Blue
Cafe Tricot Studio
Silke by Arvier Country
236 yards in stash
12
Gray
Cafe Tricot Studio
Silke by Arvier Country
164 yards in stash
20
Blue
Cafe Tricot Studio
Silke by Arvier Country
260 yards in stash
202
Blue
Cafe Tricot Studio
Silke by Arvier Country
160 yards in stash
29
Yellow
Cafe Tricot Studio
Textiles de la Marque Mohair Multico
283 yards in stash
Red
Textiles de la Marque Mohair Multico
240 yards in stash
Red-purple
Textiles de la Marque Mohair Multico
174 yards in stash
Purple
Textiles de la Marque Mohair Multico
218 yards in stash
Blue-purple
Textiles de la Marque Sport classique
240 yards in stash
17
Natural/Undyed
Notes

10/04/2019 edit
I won the weaving contest of Instructables with this project!! In this instructables, you will find the files I made for 3D print my own loom (and a lot of other details about this project). I’ve added my joining method at the end of these notes.


A stash busting project. Every square I make is like a small universe itself. I choose the colors with an idea in mind, and the idea runs and runs as I weave the square. It is quite contemplative and very concrete at the same time - a pretty good combo in my opinion.

I wasn’t attracted at first sight by pin loom weaving. I like the big scale of my floor looms, the long lengths of thread I wind on the rotating bobbin. Cutting yarn and threading a needle, I doesn’t feel like weaving to me.
Then I accidentally saw a LionBrand video about the Martha Stewart loom Kit. There is no needle involved, just a crochet shaped tool, and a crocheted looking finishing. You don’t have to guess the length you will need, because you use it directly from the ball of yarn. There is literally no loom waste. I had to try that!

I made the 3d model of my very own pin loom and printed it. I use a 2mm knitting needle I bent to pull the weft through the warp.

Here are the Lion Brand videos :
How to warp
How to weave the weft
How to bind off

Actually, pin loom weaving that way feels like knitting or crocheting. You use the yarn from the ball, without cutting it, and you pull loops of thread through others. As you have a crocheted border in the end, you can knit or crochet around the square without preparing work. And that’s how I intend to put the squares together.


07/02/2017
35 squares done! I don’t know yet where to stop. I just choose colours and weave them. It is fairly addictive. As soon as I finish one, I want to try a new colour combo!


13/02/2017
60 squares done! I think I will make 144, to be able to make a 12x12 blanket. I make 5 squares per day, the stack is dangerously rising… Some pictures added!
It however looks like it will remain a lot of my stash of ugly yarns…


28/02/2017
114 squares done, I hope to make all the 144 squares by Sunday (today is Tuesday). Then will come the time to put them together.


05/03/2017
It’s Sunday, and I have now a huge pile of 144 squares! Coming soon : studying the assembly, which yarn, which needles…


10/03/2017
I will use Drops Eskimo to join the squares, with 6.5mm needles, in garter stitch.
I do not intend to list all the yarns I used for the squares, but a substantial number of leftovers from my recorded stash (in Ravelry) has been swallowed by this project. All the 144 squares weigh 4kg, which makes 28g per square.


24/03/2017
Half of the blanket is assembled, but I need more Drops Eskimo to finish. I’ve added a picture.


01/05/2017
I eventually finished the blanket. It is huge, quite heavy and really beautiful. I lined it with some polar fleece I had in my fabric closet, so it’s also a warm blanket.
It is a great finished object, but there are some details to improve. I used several threads of yarn for each warp/weft, and the difficulty comes from the number of threads to use, considering I had a lot different types of yarn. I tended to make the warp/weft bigger and bigger, so the squares became heavier and stiffer. I feel like it’s a natural tendency of mine…
Beside that, the blanket is really heavy, and it could be a problem. It doesn’t fit in our washing machine, it’s way too big! For such a large blanket (240x240cm), lighter squares would have been a better choice. Actually, it would have been more reasonable to make a smaller object, to experiment the new craft and apprehend the medium. But as soon as I decided how many squares I wanted to obtain, I was only determined. No place for reason until the end…

I love it anyway, obviously. Once I have been able to spread it on the garden grass, it was like it had always existed, like we had always owned it. Which is actually the case, as Mehdi pointed out to me, since I had those yarns in my stash for years. We can now enjoy them, even those I disliked !
I am really proud of my knitted assemblage, it looks neat, and that’s precisely what I was aiming.


Joining method (knitted) : This method will allow you to join and bind off at the same time.
With 6.5mm needles and DROPS Eskimo, pick up and knit 21 stitches along one side of a square. Knit 5 rows. You have now 6 rows (or 3 ridges) of garter stitch, with right side facing you. Take the square to join and place it ahead of your work, wrong side facing you. In other word, the two squares are right sides together. Insert your right needle into the first bound off stitch from the square to join, then into the first stitch on your left needle. Knit one stitch through the two stitches, the one from your knitting then the one from the square to join. You got one stitch on your right needle.

Repeat : *Insert your right needle into the next bound off stitch from the square to join, then into the first stitch on your left needle. Knit one stitch through the two stitches. There are 2 stitches on your right needle. Pass the first stitch over the stitch you just worked. There is one stitch on right needle*.

Repeat from * to * until there is only one stitch remaining on the right needle. Cut the yarn, pass the end into the loop and pull to secure.

Join the twelve square of one stripe into a long stripe, do it for the twelve stripes. Then, do the same to join the stripes together. Pick up 21 stitches per square and 3 per garter stitch border (one stitch per ridge), which makes 285 stitches to pick up along one stripe.

I also added a border of 6 ridges of garter stitch (12 rows) around the whole blanket.

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Finished
November 5 2016
May 1 2017
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  • Project created: November 6, 2016
  • Finished: May 1, 2017
  • Updated: April 11, 2019
  • Progress updates: 6 updates