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Another alpaca overshot blanket!

Reesecorgi's picture
Another modified Flourishing Wave weave.
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Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Sun, 07/12/2015 - Tue, 07/14/2015
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Loom Used: 
Leclerc Nilus ll
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
6
Sett: 
8.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
3.50 yd
Width on Loom: 
60.00 in
Finished Length: 
2.80 yd
Finished Width: 
55.00 in
Notes: 

I loved this pattern so much that I had to do another one to keep. I managed to save my threading by adding new warp to the old cut ends I preserved in front of the heddles, so I was able to change the warp colors without re-threading. A lot of small hand tied knots required, but still a lot less time than completely rewarping the loom. The actual weave only took two (dedicated) days. The photos really don't do these justice. They are made from Plymouth baby alpaca grande yarns. Sinfully soft!

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Another Beautiful Blanket!

Very beautiful!  I love the idea of the heavier yarns for your overshot blankets,  they would certainly weave up quicker and the alpaca would be super soft.

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Excellent

Looks beautiful and I bet it is soft for sure. Nice work. :)

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beating this yarn?

I'm about to try a blanket with this yarn--I'm so glad to find someone with experience. I've been hesitating, wondering how firmly to beat it in order to have a blanket that is dense enough but not rigid. Was this a concern of yours? And what did you use for your warp?

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So beautiful

looks like it will be a very comfy blanket

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where can i find a draft for

where can i find a draft for this project. It's so beautiful

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Plymouth baby alpaca grande blanket

Hi!

Sorry I didn't get notified of your comment! 

I used the same yarn for the warp, but used 2 different colors of the grande for each pattern weft, using a double bobbin shuttle. Tabby weft was a sport weight alpaca yarn. I just use a firm beat and the result is a supple and soft slice of heaven to cuddle with! 

This isn't an inexpensive blanket to weave, as it gobbles skeins! Total is close to 30! I have sold a few of these to insistent friends for $600 each. Weighs almost 5# finished...

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Blanket draft

Hello Anneke,

i wasn't notified of your comment, and just found it.

I cobbled this pattern together using Davison's book, "A Handweaver's Pattern Book" revised edition. These are still available if you keep your eyes open, and is a treasure trove of inspiration. I love the overshot for these blankets, as they result in a wonderfully dramatic, yet very soft finished piece. I build each blanket draft from sections of old drafts in the book, and do repeats or partial repeats as my width and length will fit. I love the swirls and flows of blooming leaf, flourishing wave, and Lee's Surrender for these.

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Joined: 12/08/2015
So beautfull 

So beautfull 

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So beautfull 

So beautfull 

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This is excellent blanket. I

This is excellent blanket. I love it 

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