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Baby Blankets in M's and O's Weaving Pattern Download

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Your sweet little one will love this blanket which is as colorful as it is soft. The floats in M's and O's provide an opportunity to play with color at the loom and create a colorful creation. Kathleen Farling's inspiration for this baby blanket came from placing an extra thread in a turning black to make the threading symmetrical. All turning blocks have the extra thread to make the colors symmetrical in the columns. You can change the pair of wefts any time, creating stripes and gradations of color and a different look for every unique piece.

Structure: M's and O's.
Number of Shafts Required: 4-shaft pattern
Finished Dimensions: Two hemmed blankets, 32" by 35" each.
Yarn: Warp: 8/2 unmercerized cotton at 3,360 yd/lb, 2,409 yd white. Weft: (for turquoise blanket) 8/2 unmercerized cotton, 422 yd Light Turquoise #56, 153 yd Champagne #66, 57 yd Pink #22. #10 crochet cotton at 3,050 yd/lb (300 yd/ball, Royale, J.P. Coats), 171 yd #0949 (variegated light pastels). Choose colors for a second blanket, allowing 422 yd for background weft and 400 yd total for accent colors. Hems for both blankets: 16/2 cotton (6,720 yd/lb), 41 yd.
Warp Ends: 741 (includes 2 floating selvedges).
Warp Length: 31/4 yd (allows 4" for take-up and 27" for loom waste).
Setts: EPI: 20. PPI: 17.
Width in the Reed: 371/10".
Take-Up and Shrinkage: 15% in width and length.
Originally Published: Handwoven, May/June 2010.