If you don’t look too closely, you won’t notice the aberration.
Designing patterns this weekend, I wanted to design a square outline with stars inside it. The initial design looked bare in the center (not to mention how the box outline looked incomplete on R15), so I wanted a star in the center. Still working on that feature…
This particular blog post began as notes to self, so it might not make a lot of sense. However, it might be useful if you want to try weaving “Box of Stars” and other 2LWsq (or L2M) patterns from the library. (One benefit of manipulating L2 is that you can design centered patterns instead of running them unevenly off the top of the woven square.)
2LWsq means Two-layer warping / two-layer weaving. Warp L1 and L3, then weave L2 and L4 (or L4 then L2) in alternating rows instead of rows 1-31 consecutively. It’s a way to end up with scalloped edges instead of single wrapped edges when weaving 2LW patterns. You can then combine 2LW squares with 3LW squares in a project and use the Mattress Stitch to join them.
Continued from the previous post…
My original intent was to weave four squares: 1 aqua, 1 green, 1 pink, 1 fuchsia, but decided it would be better to weave four of each. So I did.
Today I began arranging them in different configurations. I posted them on Facebook and asked which arrangement people liked best. Read More →
I ran across an index card a few days ago. It had a weaving pattern scrawled on it, but no record of whether or not I’d woven it (no notation of yarn or color used).
This one is a little tricky, but it’s good practice. I wondered if extra tall Xs would work. I think they look good!
I made up a series of patterns featuring square outlines. These were really fun to play around with.
For the original post of this pattern see Hearts and Diamonds Overshot. This is a really beautiful pattern in the Pin Loom “overshot” technique. I have this theory that all “overshot” patterns can also be woven using the 2LW method, so I started with the first one I learned: Amber Vigil’s. With her permission, I share my rendition of the pattern here.