Since people are starting to receive their Wunderwag pin loom sets, I figured I’d better get busy designing some patterns for that size. Actually a lot of the 4″ textural patterns can be woven on the 6″, but not all. For example, “Horizontal Xs” doesn’t work on the 6″ loom without modification. It has to do with the number of pins. I’m truly out of my depth here with the terminology. Some patterns are divisible by 4 and some by 2. The 2s work on the 2″, 4″, and 6″ loom, but not the 4s. 4s work on the 4″, 8″, 12″, etc.

6″ squares

However, you may find that weaving a textural pattern meant for a 4″ loom results in a small design that may not be as satisfying-looking on a larger square. I’ve taken some patterns and adapted them for the 6″ square. They have really fascinating names.

TRY THIS: When using variegated yarn for L4, measure off the length for L4 (about 4 yd, 30 in), but don’t cut it. Fold the length in half and find the center of the color band repeats, then cut each end as necessary to center the color repeats in the square.

When using non-stretchy (such as acrylic) yarn on the 6″ loom be sure to warp quite loosely so your square doesn’t become impossible to weave partway through. It takes some experimenting to get the tension right, so start loose.

 

Vertical Stripes

L1-3: YBSS “Ivory”
L4: RHS “Watercolor”

Vertical Stripes

R1: P
Even Rows: P6, U3, P7, U3, P9, U3, P7, U3, P6
Odd Rows: P4, U3, O1, U3, P3, (U3, O1) x 4, U3, P3, U3, O1, U3, P4
R24: P

 

Widened Vertical Stripes

L1-3: YBSS “Ivory”
L4: RHSS “Wildflower”

Widened Vertical Stripes

R1: P
Even Rows: P6, (U3, O1, U3, P7) x 2, U3, O1, U3, P6
Odd Rows: P4, [(U3, O1) x 2, U3, P3] x 2, (U3, O1) x 2, U3, P4
R24: P

 

Widest Vertical Stripes

L1-3: BS “Sea Shell”
L4: CSS “Sunset”

Widest Vertical Stripes

R1: P
Even Rows: P4, (U3, O1, U3, P9) x 2, U3, O1, U3, P4
Odd Rows: P2, [(U3, O1) x 2, U3, P5] x 2, (U3, O1) x 2, U3, P2
R24: P

 

Nine Boxes

L1-3: YBSS “Ivory”
L4: ILTY “Pink Camo”

Nine Boxes

R1: P
R2:
P2, U3, P5, U3, O1, U3, P13, U3, O1, U3, P5, U3, P2
R3:
P4, (U3, O1) x 2, U3, P3, U3, O1, U3, O1, U3, P3, (U3, O1) x 2, U3, P4
R4:
Rpt R2
R5:
 P4, (U3, O1) x 2, U3, P3, U3, P5, U3, P3, (U3, O1) x 2, U3, P4
R6:
Rpt R2
R7:
Rpt R3
R8:
Rpt R2
R9:
P4, U3, P6, (O3, P3) x 3, O3, P6, U3, P4
R10:
P15, O3, P4, U3, P4, O3, P15
R11:
Rpt R9
R12:
Rpt R10
R13:
Rpt R9
R14:
Rpt R10
R15:
Rpt R9
R16:
Rpt R10
R17:
Rpt R5
R18:
Rpt R2
R19:
Rpt R5
R20:
Rpt R2
R21:
Rpt R5
R22:
Rpt R2
R23:
Rpt R3
R24:
P

This pattern is a little more interesting on the back than the front. Also, I can tell there are mistakes in the layout of this pattern (in the repetitions of rows 3 and 5), which I will be correcting.

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I’m working on some pictorial patterns for the 6″ loom, so stay tuned.

 

4 Thoughts on “6″ Square Loom Pattern Weaves

  1. Thanks Sue. I really appreciate all the patterns you design.

  2. Inés Solito on 2 June 2017 at 8:34 PM said:

    Hola Sue,soy Inés(de Argentina) deseo que tengas mucha suerte en tu blog, yo espero poder hacer tus diseños,gracias por aceptarme.

    • Sue Burton on 2 June 2017 at 11:56 PM said:

      Hola Inés, Bienvenido! Espero que las instrucciones del patrón estén claras. Si tiene preguntas, hágamelo saber y haré todo lo posible para ayudarle

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