Saturday, August 30, 2008

Dornik Twill Blanket

This work-in-progress is a Dornik twill blanket designed by Barbara Elkins of Webs.

It doesn't look like a blanket yet, does it?

I've had to overcome a number of challenges with this project. To start with I was unfamiliar with the term "Dornik twill". It wasn't hard to learn what it was, it just took some time--a short time to look it up, and a surprisingly long time to wrap my brain around the idea! ( It's a point twill with the point removed. ) Next, I had to add some threads to widen the piece. And then decide what colors I wanted for which stripes. Lastly, I had to check that a three yard warp was a good length for this blanket.

Whew! All these little steps. None of them were very difficult, but they each required physical and mental energy.

I look forward to getting this on (and off!) the loom!


Peg in South Carolina said...

shucks, you were left with all the rotten details! Next time you can design your own---that's the fun part!

Martin and Jessica said...

I think you're right, Peg! I somehow thought that using someone else's pattern would make things easier! I was wrong! ;)