I'd seen a lot of really stunning blankets using a single our dual colored warp combined with a variegated weft, so I decided to give it a try. I found this beautiful colorway (Agua) in Manos Del Uruguay Maxima (100% wool, single ply) :
I was shooting for a 40"x40" receiving blanket size, but inadvertently wound a few too many warp threads, so I FILLED my 45" floor loom, each dent was occupied. That meant I also used 540 heddles! Whew!
I used a 12 dent reed, and I think if I were to try to make this better, I would thread it with a 10 dent. The warp could have been farther apart to let the weft really shine.
I did plainweave, with blue up in one shed and green up in the next. Simple and fast! Once the loom was prepared, I finished weaving this in less than 4 hours.