The spacing you suggested 0-1-1 makes total sense for keeping the epi 8. What gets confusing is the pattern states;
sley one end per dent for 44dents. Leave one empty dent. Sley the two ends threaded together in one dent. Leave one empty dent. Repeat this sequence four more times. End with 44 ends, one per dent.
I am pretty sure the empty dents 0-1-1- would not match up with the listed pattern above. So I am thinking that if I just follow your suggestion 0-1-1 with one thread. I could just do plain weave and it should be a nice baby blanket, So I would not follow the pattern with it's warp sequence. or threading sequence. I realize I am simplifying this pattern.