These colors usually appear only on three-layer warp (3LW) patterns:

Red = UNDER

Blue = OVER

White or Gray PLAIN weave

Green = optional Under

Light Blue = optional Over — not used very often

Here are some examples:

Star Valley

Berries with 2 Diamonds

Diamonds Stitch 2

Heart Band Bar X variation

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These colors usually appear only on two-layer warp (2LW) patterns:

Red or Pink= UNDER

Blue or Light Blue  or White = OVER

Lavender = optional Over or Under — not used very often

Here is an example:

Heart Columns with reverse

I use red or blue to indicate when more than one warp is skipped; pink and light blue indicate plain weave stitches within the pattern. Because I paint each square individually when designing my patterns, I don’t always fill in all the squares, thus white squares indicate plain weave Over stitches.

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The following illustration explains the numbers across the top and bottom of the chart.

Cross My Heart 3

2 Thoughts on “How to Read the Pattern Diagrams

  1. Aloha, I just started working on a zoom loom. I love that it has patterns and would start learning how to do this. I have a 4 shaft weaving loom but it is not portable. I am looking forward working more on this. Mahalo!

    • Sue Burton on 4 September 2018 at 2:53 PM said:

      Hi! Sorry it took me so long to reply to your comment. My two blogs suffered a break-in and I was FLOODED with comments from bizarre to profane. I got a bit nervous even with comments that sounded legitimate.

      I hope my blog helps you as learn to use a pin loom. You may also want to consult the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group if you use Facebook and like to socialize.

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