Valerie wove this traditional Welsh blanket pattern in Garnhuset 6/2 wool.
There are a few different traditional patterns for Welsh blankets, and this one is Caernarfon. The thing that all the patterns have in common is that you have to have a 16 shaft loom to weave the two layers.
The blanket was woven at 10 ends per inch per layer. This produced a good medium to firm fabric. However, whilst it looks good, it was a little difficult to weave due to the density in the reed. The way I overcame this was to beat on an open shed so that the layers were separated.Valerie
Samples of the blanket. The original sample underneath, with a small section on top which had been through a machine wash.Valerie