Something that’s kind of fun is to create a simple texture pattern, then play around with all kinds of variations. “Trellis Panels” has a delicate lacy look and a lot of potential for other interesting overall patterns.
What a bear this number was to design–took four loooong tries to get it to look right.
Adding the optional U3 at the beginning of R3 might soften the edge of Two’s base.
I’m offering a few choices on this one (heh, heh).
The first One agrees with the rest of the numbers (you must include the optional stitches), but you might prefer the look of a different One.
Can you handle another yule tree? This design suggested itself while I was drawing up a totally different pattern. Read More →
Back in August I developed a new technique I call “Reverse Warping Method,” or RWM. It entails starting the warping process with L4, at Cr4, instead of Cr1; L1 becomes the weaving layer.
My first attempt with RWM was a plain weave square. The only discernible difference was that I ended up with a longer tail at Cr1 than usual; Cr4’s tail was shorter.
This is the first pattern I ever made up and I absolutely love it. If you ask me what my favorite pattern is, this is the one!
L1-3: CSS “Woodland Heather”
L4: CSS “Sunset”
This picture shows a comparison between Premier Sweet Roll yarn (the large cake type of yarn) and Caron Simply Soft. The Sweet Roll yarn is a bit thicker than CSS.
Personally I think the pattern shows up a little better on CSS, but you may have a different opinion (the lighting is not great in the photos). Also, I tend to warp a bit loose, so my patterns may show up differently than yours.
The Sweet Roll yarn was not especially difficult to weave despite its being thicker than CSS. I think the CSS square has better drape. A project made using PSR will likely be a little heavier and stiffer.