“Alternating Beads” is a pattern I remember well for several reasons. I worked particularly hard on it (back in my early days of designing) to achieve exactly the effect of a beaded curtain (those hippie things that were so cool in the Sixties). Also, I chose it for one of the 2016 Weave-Along patterns. It has visual appeal on both sides and looks great in many warping configurations. It went through a couple of versions (one of which is “crossed out” below).
R2: (U3, P5) x 3, U3, P4
R3-15: Rpt R2
Alternating Beads original
Even Rows: U1, (O3, P5) x 3, O3, P3
Odd Rows: O2, (P5, O3) x 3, P5
I think this is the same as Alternating Stars below.
Alternating Beads primitive
Even Rows: P2, (U3, P5) x 3, U3, P2
Odd Rows: P5, (U3, P5) x 3, U2
Alternating Beads Bordered
Even Rows: U3, P3, (U3, P5) x 2, U3, P3, U3
Odd Rows: P2, (U3, P5) x 3, U3, P2
Recommended warping L1&3: light color L2&4: dark color
“Alternating Dashes” taught me a lot about warping configurations—changing colors from layer to layer. The warping can completely change the resulting appearance of the pattern. Be sure to try it out! There are a couple of blog posts on Windsweptmind that explain how to weave this pattern in detail (see link below).
Alternating Dashes, AKA Diamonds Stitch, AKA #4
Even Rows: U1, O3, P3, O3, P4, U3, P4, O3, P3, O3, U1
Odd Rows: P4, U3, P3, U3, P5, U3, P3, U3, P4
Click here for more info on this pattern which is also called “Diamonds Stitch.”
AKA “Horizontal Xs Variation 3.” The ombre yarn is responsible for the interesting appearance of this square.
Annex (with L2M)
L1-3: CSS “Sunshine”
L4: LH “Yosemite”
L2M: Warp loom taking L3 #8 UNDER L2 #8.
(See L2 Manipulation Instructions.)
L1-3: YBSS “Ivory”
L4: ILTY “Plums”
R2: P6, U3, O1, U3, P5, U3, O1, U3, P6
R3: P2, (U3, P9) x 2, U3, P2
R4: Rpt R2
R5: Rpt R3
R7: Rpt R2
R8: Rpt R3
R9: Rpt R2
R10: Rpt R3
R12: Rpt R2
R13: Rpt R3
R14: Rpt R2
R15: Rpt R3
Don’t remember why this is called April; probably because I designed it in April on a rainy spring day.