The Charms series patterns are among my favorites that use Warp Displacement. When I was exploring warp displacement last year I spent a lot of time figuring out exactly how to get this sucked-in X look and how best to complement the shape. For warp displacement patterns, these are quite easy to do.

Charms series

Since this pattern looks good with the L1-3/L4 warping configuration it seemed logical to post another tutorial on the Warp Displacement Technique—this time with all the warps the same color. The row-by-row photos below will show you exactly how your square should look as you weave.

I didn’t chart the 2″ square separately, but the 2″ x 6″ rectangle diagram is posted at the end of this post. You can use it to weave a 2″ square or a 2″ x 4″ rectangle.

This tutorial illustrates the Charms Offset pattern.

Charms Offset

Charms Offset

R1: P
R2: (U1, O3, P3, O3) x 3, U1
R3: P2, U3, O1, U3, P5, U3, P5, U3, O1, U3, P2
R4: P2, U-two L1 warps, O-three L3 warps, U-two L1 warps, P13, U-two L1 warps, O-three L3 warps, U-two L1 warps, P2
R5: Rpt R3
R6: Rpt R2
R7: P4, U3, P5, U3, O1, U3, P5, U3, P4
R8: P12, U-two L1 warps, O-three L3 warps, U-two L1 warps, P12
R9: Rpt R7
R10-14: Rpt R2-R6
R15: Rpt R7
R16: P

The first three rows are “normal” pattern weaving. On R4 begin displacing warps.
R1: P
R2: (U1, O3, P3, O3) x 3, U1
R3: P2, U3, O1, U3, P5, U3, P5, U3, O1, U3, P2
R4: P2, U-two L1 warps, O-three L3 warps, U-two L1 warps, P13, U-two L1 warps, O-three L3 warps, U-two L1 warps, P2

R4 in place

R5: Rpt R3

R6: Rpt R2

R7: P4, U3, P5, U3, O1, U3, P5, U3, P4

R8: P12, U-two L1 warps, O-three L3 warps, U-two L1 warps, P12

R9: Rpt R7

R10-14: Rpt R2-R6
R13 close-up

R14 close-up

Finished square on the loom

Charms Offset, front

Charms Offset, back. The back is mildly interesting-looking.

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Charms (original version)

Charms (original version)

Note: This version of the pattern features two rows of three charms each whereas Charms Offset has five charms in an X formation.

Charms

R1: P
R2: (U1, O3, P3, O3) x 3, U1
R3: P2, (U3, O1, U3, P3) x 2, U3, O1, U3, P2
R4: P2, (U-two L1 warps, O-three L3 warps, U-two L1 warps, P3) x 2, U-two L1 warps, O-three L3 warps, U-two L1 warps, P2
R5: Rpt R3
R6: Rpt R2
R7: P4, (U3, P7) x 2, U3, P4
R8: P
R9: Rpt R7
R10-15: Rpt R2-R7
R16: P

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Once I get going designing variations, not all my diagrams survive. If you like the following version of the pattern and can’t figure it out for yourself, just let me know and I’d be happy to create a diagram for it.

Charms variation

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2″ square and 2″ x 6″ version of Charms

The following diagram is for the dark purple version of Charms for the 2″ x 6″ loom.  (The green one is the test piece.) You can use this same diagram and only weave through Row 8 if you want to try this on the 2″ square or weave through R16 for 2″ x 4″ rectangle. The instructions are roughly the same as Charms (original version).

Charm Bracelet

 

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