Modified Two-Layer Warping (2LW) is what you might call a CHALLENGE TECHNIQUE. You can certainly weave this pattern in regular two-layer warp fashion—alternately weaving an L4, then an L2 row. You could also manipulate the layers while warping (usually referred to as Layer 2 Manipulation, or L2M). I think it’s easier to combine two- and three-layer warping-and-weaving.
Shout out to Brian Whitley for naming this pattern; his was one that jumped out at me as I read, and stuck with me later on when I wasn’t at the computer. I had a hard time selecting a name from the many excellent suggestions made by the members of the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group. (I’d run out of ideas for names and had resorted to calling my new designs Uuuuh 1, Uuuuh 2, etc. “A Run on Diamonds” was formerly known as Uuuuh 4b.)
This pattern is adapted for two-layer warping (2LW) from the Hearts and Diamonds Overshot pattern.
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Please see posts on 2LWsq or L2M for additional instructions.
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…