After multiple trials and errors, I think I got it! Patience has been a good lesson, too. This weave is a simple 3 harness pattern however, the secret is in how you tend to the selvedges. Figuring it out was a challenge, but well worth the effort. Almost half way and more pictures to come.
The Saddle Blanket turned out very soft, bright colors and it will never see the back of a horse. The wall is it's destined spot for now. Another project that the dogs would love to turn into dog blanket.
Wool rugs are on my bucket list of projects to do. Having done rugs before, but all were warp faced. These will be weft faced and what I call a "slow weave". Lots of wool and not enough time, but I am working through it as I can.
Navajo rug design in saddle blanket - Macomber Loom