I think it's because I used several project ideas and then came up with my own "shortcut" to winding so many different color combinations. My "thought" process was here.
At this point I'm pre-sleying in an 8 dent reed so that I can keep the 3 thread units together. I'll thread it and then use my raddle to spread it out over the planned 18.3" width.
Wish me luck!!